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Master Of The Storms

Master Of The Storms

There are several times in the Gospels where Jesus had encounters with storms at sea. Keep in mind that two of the things symbolized by the sea are life and people; and some of the things symbolized by storms are adversities, opposition, and difficulties. In Matthew 14:22-23 Jesus sent His disciples on a boat trip […]

Trustworthy, Dependable, Unfailing

Trustworthy, Dependable, Unfailing

Our title of Trustworthy, Dependable, and Unfailing are all descriptive terms of God and His word. It is very obvious that the Psalmist had a great love for this word and the God who spoke it! In Psalm 19 he begins by magnifying God for His great creation which was brought about in response to […]

A Victorious End

A Victorious End

As far as we know The Apostle Paul wrote 2 Timothy from a Roman prison cell that was no more than a dungeon having been arrested for preaching the gospel. At his first court hearing he said “no one stood with me” verse 16, but in the next verse he says “But the Lord stood […]

Be Ready

Be Ready

In Matthew 25:1-13 Jesus teaches us about His return, likening it to a Hebrew marriage. The betrothal had been made, then during the engagement period the bride stayed at home with her parents and prepared her trousseau while the groom went to prepare a home for them. Jewish weddings usually took place at night, beginning […]

Encouragement

Encouragement

David and the men who had joined themselves with him along with their families were living in a town called Ziklag. While the men were away from home the Amalekites invaded the region burning Ziklag with fire and taking their families captive. In their grief the men seem to have blamed it on David and […]

Help From Above

Help From Above

Psalm 121 begins with “I will lift up mine eyes to the hills, from whence cometh my help” KJV. The punctuation in this version may be a little misleading; I rather like the ESV “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?” What was in the Psalmists mind when […]

The Good News Of The Gospel

The Good News Of The Gospel

In Colossians 1:23 the apostle is speaking about the importance of the followers of Christ continuing in the faith and not being “moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven.” We understand these last words to be a Hebraism meaning the whole human race, […]

Spring

Spring

God has so orchestrated His plans and ways so that everything we understand from “nature”, from His creation, has a very similar spiritual truth and application. So do you want to understand more about spiritual life, about God and His ways? Then look to the seasons and to agriculture. Jesus constantly used things the people […]

The Light Of Hope

The Light Of Hope

Proverbs – a book of wisdom – in 4:18 says, “… the path of the just is like the shining sun (light, KJV), That shines ever brighter (more and more KJV) unto the perfect day.” What a perfect verse to portray the journey of the righteous through the world of darkness that is all around […]

There Is Hope In God

There Is Hope In God

In a world filled with suffering, disappointments, broken promises, abuse, terrorism, addictions, bullying, immorality, bloodshed, and every other vice and evil, when life’s storms are raging high and it appears that all hope is gone, and we like Paul and those on board a ship with him in a violent storm at sea in Acts […]