Kept by grace

We Christians are funny creatures sometimes. True Bible believing Christians would fight and die for the doctrine of salvation by grace and grace alone. We would refute salvation by works, or salvation by faith plus works. But then once we have salvation, some of us somehow think that a person who could never be good enough to earn salvation, can now be good enough to keep his salvation. That somehow, this sinful flesh that we all carry, can live sinlessly. But such is not the case.  Read more…


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Waiting on God

Habakkuk 1:1-2 
 
The burden which the prophet Habakkuk saw. Lord, how long shall I cry, and You will not hear? Even cry out to You, “Violence!” And You will not save. 
 
Habakkuk had been praying, apparently for some time. Despite his prayers, he sees violence against the righteous and God apparently does nothing. Habbakkuk sees sin and iniquity everywhere. He sees mischief and trouble. Even God’s law is ignored, the thing that is supposed to keep everything in order and pleasing to God, and sin is rampant.  Read more…

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Chipmunks and Blue Jays

Many times, our family has gone camping at Twin Lakes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. We saw all sorts of wild life from deer to bear. But the two most common at our campsite were chipmunks and Blue Jays. As I watched them, I saw some Scriptural principles that we can learn to help us in our lives. Read more…


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Behold the Branch!

John CHAPTER 19  1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. 2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, 3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. 4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. 5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man! 6 When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him. Read more…


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The Importance of singing – a communion thought

Music and singing is a very important part of the Christian life. In fact, it’s a very important part of the entire bible. We have the Psalms which were songs. We have the song of Moses, the song of Deborah, the song of Solomon and many, many others. Songs have the power to make you feel the words in a way you can’t get any other way. A song can bring you back to a certain time in your life, or give you strength for the circumstances you may be in. Read more…


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The Two Mile Christian

Matthew 5:41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.
 

The idea behind this statement, and one that would have been very clear to His listeners in that day, was a Roman law. Beginning in about 300 BC, Rome constructed roads throughout the empire. This allowed for quick movement of troops and merchandise throughout the empire. At their peak, they had constructed over 250.000 miles of road of which 50,000 miles were paved ( cobblestone ). Some of those Roman roads are actually the path used by modern roads which now sit on top of the Roman original. We’ve all heard the expression “All roads lead to Rome”.   Read more…


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