Pulpit Minister (Page 15)

Drifting

For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it. (Heb 2:1 NAU) It was a conversation over dinner with some friends. The discussion focused on some things that had impacted us regardig our faith in Jesus, but those things were not…

Free

The word is “dorea”. It is given three definitions in the BDAG Greek-English Lexicon. 1. Being freely given, a gift, without payment, gratis. It is used with this meaning in these verses: “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give. (Mat 10:8) being justified as a…

Changes

We were in Decatur last night and decided to eat at my favorite barbeque place, Gibsons Barbeque. I grew up with Gibson’s. I’ve eaten there all my life. So I could not believe it when Jane said, “They have french fries.” Sure enough, listed right there in the menu, french fries. For the first time…

The Prescribed Way

Everything does not have a prescribed way, but some things do. When God prescribes the way, it is important for us to pay attention. The ark of the covenant of Israel was a beautiful box. It represented the presence of God. It was possible for the ark to be moved. The Philistines once captured the…

Bread Alone

Jesus, in the flesh like we are in the flesh. Subject to all of the same needs and desires which we have in our physical body. He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. God allowed this. God brought him to this place. He did not eat anything…

Because He Lives

How sweet to hold a newborn baby, And feel the pride and joy he gives; But greater still the calm assurance: This child can face uncertain days because He Lives! Those words come to my mind often as I see so many of our new babies. They have been a constant thought as I have…

Ex Cathedra

This is today’s “word of the day” from Merriam-Webster. Ex Cathedra – “by virtue of or in the exercise of one’s office or position.” Mirriam – Webster also added this historical note: Ex cathedra is a Latin phrase, meaning not “from the cathedral” but “from the chair.” The phrase does have religious origins though: it…

Believe in God

God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways,in these last days has spoken to us in His Son,whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. (Heb 1:1-2) I believe in God.” “I believe in Jesus.” These words are…

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…