Walking in the Spirit We can find help in time of need in the Bible.  Here the Apostle Paul writes of the hardest battle we have.  It’s not with each other.  It’s not with the unsaved.  To be a friend of God is not to be a friend of the world.  Public enemy Number 1 is yourself.  It’s greater than the trouble...
A Fool’s Transaction Matthew 16: 24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain...
Are You Sleeping Away Your Life? Are you sleeping away your life?  I’ve heard that phrase a lot; we all have.  I’d like to sleep more.  I’ve tried everything to help me sleep and it doesn’t help much.  We can’t switch sleep on and off.  You just fall asleep. We’re in a spiritually sleepy time.  We’re truly in the...
How Firm Is Your Foundation? Luke 6: 46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: 48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose,...
A Table in the Wilderness Psalms 78: 12 Marvelous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.13 He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as an heap.14 In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.15 He...
God’s Rescue Squad Jude 1: 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23 And others save with fear, pulling...
Your Long Home Value and vanity of life.  Without God all is vanity.  With him there is infinite value.  We’re going to our long home.  Here we each have a temporary house.  When we die our soul will leave the body and go to its long home.  There are two places—heaven or hell.  Hell is a long home in itself...
Casting Your Care I Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. This is one of Peter’s most familiar writings.  If we only had the book of First Peter we could live a life pleasing to God.  Here in verses 5-10 are very well-rounded instructions to get through each day.  Right in the middle of...