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Remember Esau

Esau sold his birthright to his brother, Jacob, for some of Jacob’s bread and lentil stew. The Bible says this regarding that event, “So Esau despised his birthright.” (Genesis 25:34 NIV) The Hebrew word translated by our English word “despised” is defined by Hebrew dictionaries as follows: “raise the head loftily and disdainfully”, “despise”, “regard…

Blessed Is The Servant

Luke 12: 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. “(NASB) Many things could be said about this…

Words Without Knowledge

If you are like me, you have plenty of thoughts, ideas and feelings about a great many things. If you are also like me, you don’t mind and have very little hesitancy in sharing those thoughts, ideas and feelings with others. We all have a great deal in common with Job. Job was hurt deeply.…

Contaminated

Luke 8: 46 But Jesus said, “Someone did touch Me, for I was aware that power had gone out of Me.” 47 When the woman saw that she had not escaped notice, she came trembling and fell down before Him, and declared in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched…

Are You Ready To Start?

Ephesians 4:22-24 “to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,  and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. (ESV) Based on Dewayne’s lesson…

Count Your Blessings

A few days ago I posted a photo on Facebook of a small jar full of paper that Leah and I used to write down moments of joy we experienced in 2019.       Because we enjoyed this project so much we decided to continue our tradition in 2020, and have now begun to focus on blessings…

God Has Spoken

Isn’t that incredible? God has spoken to us. How has he done that? Where do I go to hear what God has said? Two places are given to us. The first is the creation of God. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they…

A Shiny Present

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (ESV) Have you noticed how easily our eyes go for the shiny things? It could be a shiny present, it could be a shiny new…

Fill Your Life With The Word

Colossians 3:16 (Contemporary English Version) “Let the message about Christ completely fill your lives, while you use all your wisdom to teach and instruct each other. With thankful hearts, sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.” As we start in the last month of the year, and you look back on your accomplishments, and…

He Was Born

We don’t know the exact date of his birth, but we know a great deal. Hundreds of years before he was born, the prophets wrote of his coming and gave many details of his life. According to the prophets: he would be born in Bethlehem, He would be a descendant of Abraham and King David…