Posts by David Dorantes (Page 28)

Signs of Quitting

[quote name=”2 Corinthians 4:1″]Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we faint not[/quote] Recently I was reading about ‘the signs of quitting’; why people quit their jobs, why people quit their church, why people quit something they loved doing, but now it doesn’t hold the love it once had. So I…

1 Samuel 15:22

[quote name=”1 Samuel 15:22″] And Samuel said, “Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.[/quote] As we walk this week with the Lord, let’s remember these words from Samuel. God…

Bait or No Bait

I like to fish sometimes, I haven’t done it lately, but it is something I will pick up as soon as warm weather starts again. I remember the first time I went fishing in the Tennessee River in Florence, Alabama. I love eating fish, but I’m not a fan of how to catch them. I…

In the Midst of Persecution

The church of Christ was born in troublesome times. The bold and uncompromising preaching that was characteristic of those early disciples soon plunged them into grievous persecutions. Peter and John were imprisoned and whipped (Acts 4, 5). Shortly thereafter Stephen became the first martyr (Acts 7:60). Apparently his death triggered  the “great persecution” (Acts 8:1), which…

Saying and Doing

How do we make sure that we are among the few who are saved and not among the many who are lost (Matthew 7:13-14)? Jesus says in Matthew 7:21-23, “Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven. Many…

People Want to See Jesus

[quote name=”John 12:20-21 “]Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.[/quote] I believe that there are people today who want to see Jesus. John mentions that some Greeks wanted…

BEWARE! (part 3)

Jesus said in Luke. 12:1, “. . . Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.” The Pharisees were hypocritical and pretentious. They pretended to be religious, but in actuality they were fakes. They said one thing, and did another. In Matthew six, Jesus scolds them concerning their self-righteous deeds which they did…

BEWARE! (part 2)

When Jesus sent forth the apostles “to the lost sheep of the house of Israel,” he told them certain things to beware of. [quote name=”Matt. 10:16″]Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men: for they will deliver…

BEWARE! (part1)

[quote name=”Mat 7:15-20″]Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit,…