They Got What They Wanted, But They Lost What They Had

In the Book of 1Samuel, chapter 8, the Prophet Samuel proved to be a faithful and powerful man of God and a good Judge over the people.  But, as he began to age, he made his sons judges over Israel.  Unfortunately, just as the sons of Eli, Phineas, and Hophni, were dishonorable men put in […]

“Follow Me”

When Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, began to call his disciples together, He used the iconic words,  “Follow Me”.  He spoke these words to several of his disciples who heard His call, dropped what they were doing, and responded positively.  He used those words in his call of Simon Peter and his […]

If He Did It Once, He’ll Do It Again. And, If He Did It for One He’ll Do It for Another

Exodus Chapter 14; Joshua Chapters 3-4 The children of Israel were literally between a rock and a hard place.  God had freed them from the bondage of slavery in Egypt.  They were free and were walking out with a high hand.  Suddenly, it appeared that their new-found freedom was short-lived because Pharaoh and his Army […]

Which Type of Soil Best Represents You? Parable of the Soils Part 2

Original Post:  2012                       Updated:   2020    The “Good Ground” In Part 1 of this post, we talked about the parable that Jesus used in the book of Luke 8: 5-8 and Luke 8:11-15.  This part, Part II, focuses on the “good ground”. Luke 8:5-8 (KJV) […]

Which Type of Soil Best Represents You? Parable of the Soils Part 1

Original Post:  2012                          Updated:  2020 Jesus often taught His disciples using parables. In Luke 8:5, He presented a parable to his disciples concerning the concept of sowing and the types of soil that seed might fall on. Definitions of the word “sow,” according […]

The Glory of Heaven vs. The Horrors of Hell

  Today we are going to compare the glory of Heaven and the horrors of Hell.  We will first present a scriptural presentation of Jesus Christ as well as a historical review of the Creation story.  All of this is important so that each individual can make an informed decision about whether or not they […]

A Heartfelt “Thank You” Goes a Long Way

Psalm 136 King James Version (KJV) 136 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. 3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. Sometimes, as we begin to get older, […]

Apostle Paul and His Mars’ Hill Message

This post discusses the message that Apostle Paul preached at Mars’ Hill in Athens, the highest court of the Gentile world at that time.   It is found in the Book of Acts, chapter 17, verses 18-34.   Before we visit Mars’ Hill, however, let us look at the back story on what caused Apostle Paul to […]

God Not Only Looks at Our Actions but Our Motives as Well

We have a famous saying today that states, “It’s not what you say; it’s what you do.”  The question that is asked by that statement is, though one may talk a great game, does one’s life match the words?  An individual can speak about the values of living a clean and holy life, for example, […]