Posts by Dewayne Spivey (Page 3)

Dilly

The phrase “Dilly, Dilly” has become quite popular due to its commercial use. I’ve even had a couple of our members who are trying their best to get me to use the phrase in a sermon. They have been without success thus far. But I heard something on the radio this morning, and I had…

Psalm 100

Psalm 100 may have been the first Psalm I memorized. I’m pretty sure it had everything to do with its shortness. But the Psalm has stayed with me. It lifts me up and changes the direction of my mood whenever I reflect on it seriously. While it describes the way we should come to worship,…

Truly Blessed

Truly Blessed This Saturday will be nine years since our Dad passed away. I lost him three months before I lost Cathy. Lost is only a temporary word. One of the memories of Dad that will not let me go is a time he had taken my brothers and I hunting. A rabbit ran into…

Overcoming Evil

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21) Take another look at that verse and think about it for a moment. What is it telling us? How shall we live our lives in keeping with this verse? Does it mean we should never allow an evil person to overcome us…

In Like a Lion

According to the forecast for the next couple of days March will come in like a lion. We hope it will go out like a lamb. Just doing some brief research and from previous experience with the month of March, the saying seems to be more of a proverb rather than a serious weather forecasting…

Principle

Do you ever confuse the words principle and principal? Principle – a:a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption b (1) : a rule or code of conduct Principal—most important, consequential, or influential : chief the principal ingredient, the region’s principal city Let’s consider the word “principle”. What is the comprehensive and fundamental law? Jesus…

Fanaticism

“Fanatic—a person filled with excessive and often misguided enthusiasm for something.” (Concise Oxford Dictionary) Fanatics killed Jesus and Stephen. Though once a fanatic, when Paul became a Christian he too was hounded by the fanatics he was once like. Fanaticism seems to control the day in our current culture. I found the following article enlightening…

Debt

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom. 6:23 NIV) “I owed a debt I could not pay.” “Jesus paid a debt he did not owe.” “Christ Jesus paid the debt that I could never pay.” Jesus tells the story of a…

Proof

Proof— facts, evidence, argument; a demonstration or act of proving.   Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you– unless, of course, you fail the test? (2 Cor. 13:5 NIV)   Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the…

Predictions

I’m writing this on Monday because a snow and ice event has been forecast for our area tomorrow. The forecasters seem rather certain, but we shall see. Sometimes they are right and sometimes they are not. A week ago I was watching the Kansas City Chiefs take a 21-3 halftime lead over the Tennessee Titans.…