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The Forgotten Commision

My grandmother was an amazing cook and baker. She was able to make great-tasting food like no one on the face of the earth. Maybe this is just nostalgia, or maybe it is absolute fact. I’m not certain the good old days were as good as we make them to be, but there will always be room for nostalgic thoughts. What is sad about my grandmother’s cooking is when she passed away, so did many of her wonderful…

The Great Sin

Some Reasons Why God Hates Pride “There are only two safe places for a Christian—in the dust and in heaven. And of the two the dust is safer, for Satan fell from heaven,” said a wise man. Pride was the first sin to destroy the calm of eternity. It was pride that cast Lucifer from heaven and it was pride that cost our first parents their place in Paradise. Pride is the first sin to enter a man’s heart…

Suggestions for Prayer Meetings

It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer” -Matt. 21:13  It may be helpful in advance to prepare a basic order for the meeting. However don’t become too structured so that the Holy Spirit is limited.  Seek to include everyone present without pressuring anyone to be involved in a way not comfortable for them. We certainly don’t want people to be intimidated or embarrassed.  Be…

Resurrecting Hope in an Age of Fading Expectations

When HOPE Dies So Does the Church When was the last time you heard a message on “hope”? Or, have you ever heard a sermon on this subject? “Hope” appears 121 times in the Bible and 53 of these references are in the New Testament. Anyone remotely acquainted with the Book of Acts knows full well that the spiritual atmosphere was electric with wonder and anticipation. A good number of the disciples saw…

Undetected Spiritual Pride: One Cause of Failure in Times of Great Revival

The first and worst cause of errors that abound in our day and age is spiritual pride. This is the main door by which the devil comes into the hearts of those who are zealous for the advancement of Christ. It is the chief inlet of smoke from the bottomless pit to darken the mind and mislead the judgment. Pride is the main handle by which he has hold of Christian persons and the chief source of all…

The Voice of the Blood

The Voice of the Blood From the beginning blood has been regarded by God as a most precious thing. In Genesis we read where God spoke to Cain, “The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground” (4:10). Note these three things from this first mention about blood. Blood has a voice. Blood has a loud voice—it cries! Blood has a loud voice that God heard. Next notice the intriguing,…

Plucked Chicken Nation

When Government Becomes God Joseph Stalin had a vision of transforming Russia into a Communist/Socialist state. With his hand around a live chicken’s neck, he walked into a room filled with military leaders. As he spoke of his plan he began plucking feathers from this bird. After he had plucked every feather he dropped the half dead, naked chicken to the floor. You would think the chicken might run…

Snobs & Slobs

In Search of Scriptural Balance It is simply amazing how people can take the same Bible and come to such radically different positions. The pool of approaches to current issues covers the entire spectrum. Snobs Few things are more repulsive than a self-righteous person snubbing those he deems inferior. If you have ever gotten the cold shoulder from Mr. or Mrs. Flawless, then you know how revolting…

The Path of Victory: Part 3

You Can Be Right Without Feeling Right! If you missed "The Path of Victory: Part 1" CLICK HERE to read it now. If you missed "The Path of Victory: Part 2" CLICK HERE to read it now. Christ’s followers are alluded to as ‘soldiers’ (2 Tim. 2:3). So we should not be surprised when we find there are wars to fight. One of the great battles in the Christian life is coming to grips with the issue of our…

Revival in the Home

“God convicted me that I have been more dedicated to the Redskins than to my family,” said a broken man as he stood before his church. The previous night he gathered his wife, teenagers, and smaller children together for a family “pow-wow.” There he confessed his failure in spiritual leadership in his home. This opened the door for others to become honest about their concerns and failures. The result…

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