Pulpit Minister

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Forty Years

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,…

Listen To Him

Three times the Bible records the words God speaks to Jesus directly from heaven. The first is at Jesus’ baptism. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matt. 3:17 NIV) God is well pleased with Jesus. He delights in him. All Jesus does…

The Drought

Hot enough for you? Getting tired of being asked that question? A little research on record droughts will show that they are dated by the year in which they occurred. Such as the 1829 major drought in Western Australia. “This drought was so extreme that it nearly destroyed all agriculture in western Australia forcing settlers…

Wisdom

Wisdom speaks: “Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.” “My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness.” “Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than gold.” “To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior…

The Path

“In Nashville, every family boasts Of five rooms and a bath; But in my youth I never had But three rooms and a path.” Those words are the beginning line of a poem entitled “Three Rooms And A Path” written by Richard M. “Pek” Gunn and found is his book “Tumblin’ Creek Tales”. To alter…

John 3:16

Break it down. Read it carefully. Think. “For God” – creator, all-powerful, eternal, the one to whom we will all answer. “So loved” – loved, loved this much, loved us so much he would give this much. “The world” – all of humanity, everyone I have a problem liking, everyone I love, you, me. “He…