Pulpit Minister (Page 12)

The Bible

The following quotation is copied from the Introduction of the International English Bible. This is the translation I was reading from on Sunday. This Book (the Holy Bible) contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its…

A New Beginning

We are still about a month away from New Year’s Day, but having just concluded an excellent study on Noah, new beginnings were on my mind. Can you imagine stepping off that ark and knowing there was not another human being anywhere in the world? The only man made thing anywhere on the planet may…

Practical Atheist

I first heard this term several years ago. Since that time I have observed many instances of the term exhibited in the lives of various individuals. An atheist is one who says they know God does not exist. They believe that God is nothing more than an idea born from the imagination of humans. A…

Two Commandments

[quote name=”Matthew 22:36-40 “]”Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ “This is the great and foremost commandment. “The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’”On these…

Living Stones

[quote name=”Isaiah 28:16″]Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.[/quote] From this Old Testament prophecy, Peter refers to Jesus as a living stone. Peter describes our Living Stone as “rejected by men, but choice and…

Food and Water

In the west foyer of our building, we have four potted plants which make no effort to disguise their needs. When they are fed and watered they stand tall, look nice and seem to be happy. When they are not watered they droop to the floor and look unhappy. It is the same with us. An interesting…

The Same

Some consider the God of the Old Testament to be a God of anger and wrath and the God of the New Testament to be a God of grace and mercy. They think of God as constantly growing and changing. They fail to consider that God, before any of the world was even created, already…

Three Statements of Joy

Three statements of joy. Two are made by an angel and one is made by the Holy Spirit. Statements that need to be in our hearts. Statements that need to direct our lives. “He will be great in the sight of the Lord.” Spoken by the angel Gabriel to Zechariah, father of John the baptizer.…

A New Day

It was a bad day for Jeremiah as he walked the streets of his beloved city, Jerusalem. He saw the ruin and the destruction. He wrote his lament about the things he was seeing. But in the midst of the destruction, he saw something else. [quote name=”Lam 3:21-24″]This I recall to my mind, Therefore I…

Be Content

My latest fortune cookie said this, “Contentment is just around the corner, wait for it.” Compare to the following: “be content with your wages” (Luk 3:14 NAU) “I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am” (Phi 4:11 NAU) “Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content…