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The Church

The Church

The word church along with its plural form churches is found more than 100 times in the New Testament, and every time excepting 1, in Acts 19:37, it comes from the same Greek word, Ekklesia, which means “a calling out”. It can apply to a meeting or congregation, but it is not a denomination or […]

Treasure Beyond Wealth

Treasure Beyond Wealth

Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 4:7 “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels…” that is we have the treasure of Jesus Christ with the light, knowledge, and power He brings within these earthen vessels of clay, which like all vessels made of clay are weak and very fragile. In Romans 7:18 the Apostle said […]

Jesus First

Jesus First

The whole idea of Jesus teaching in Matthew 10:37-39 is that He must be number one in our lives. In the previous verses He is not attacking family relationships. He is pointing out that there would be spiritual friction when certain family members choose to follow Him and others do not; those that have chosen […]

What Do YOU Desire?

What Do YOU Desire?

The inspiration for today’s thoughts comes from Isaiah 26:7-9, “…the desire of our soul is for Your name…With my soul I have desired You in the night, Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early…” God has created each of us with three distinct parts, spirit, soul, and body. It is the […]

A Godly Woman

A Godly Woman

“Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies…Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her…a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised” Proverbs 31:10, 28, 30. The power and influence of a woman’s earnest prayer, virtuous example, and sound instruction holds […]

God Promises To Be With You

God Promises To Be With You

This world is filled with terror, anxiety, uncertainties, and disasters; if our eyes are focused on these, they can become overwhelming. Do you remember the story of Peter walking on the water? When his eyes focused on the surroundings, instead of on Jesus, he began to sink, Matthew 14:30. God has promised to be with […]

Worship In The Kingdom

Worship In The Kingdom

We are continuing to look at various aspects of the kingdom of God (or of heaven). Being part of a kingdom means living by the regulations of that kingdom. In Hebrews 12:28 we read, “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace by which we may serve God […]

Greatness In The Kingdom: Part 2

Greatness In The Kingdom: Part 2

Today we will look at another “trademark” of greatness in the kingdom of heaven, which is obedience to God’s words and commandments. In Matthew 5:19 the NLT says, “…But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Obedience implies submission, submission not only to do those […]

Treasure Of Faith

Treasure Of Faith

Another treasure in God’s treasure field is that of faith. In Mark 11:22 Jesus said “Have faith in God”, or as the King James margin says “Have the faith of God.” Then Romans 12:3 states that “God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.” God plants the “seed” of faith in each of […]

Treasure

Treasure

The Bible speaks of treasure in numerous places. Two identical verses appear in Matthew 6:21 and Luke 12:34, both are the words of Jesus Himself saying, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” So real treasure is what we view with the highest value. The Greek word translated treasure that is […]