Monthly Archives: November 2016

NOT OF THE LETTER BUT OF THE SPIRIT

Paul the apostle had been trained thoroughly in the Old Testament Scriptures.  As a Pharisee, he had been brought up to believe in a strict interpretation of the Law of God, then as a young man he had been brought … Continue reading

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HOSPITALITY

Several years ago I was preaching for a church in Mississippi and we had a visiting preacher come in to speak for several days as was quite common at the time.  At the final gathering he was expressing his gratitude … Continue reading

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SWORDS INTO PLOWSHARES

I’ve been reading a new book “The Patient Ferment of the Early Church” by Alan Kreider.  It has been especially interesting to see the discussion on how the church in the first three centuries after Jesus lived on this earth, … Continue reading

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MUST I FORGIVE HIM?

Forgiveness is one of the greatest blessings God offers to people.  When I think of things the Bible says about God’s forgiveness of me and others like me, I am totally overwhelmed.  When Jesus was crucified by the howling mob, … Continue reading

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I AM THE TRUE VINE

Jesus had just celebrated the Passover meal with the Twelve.  When they reclined at the table, no one was there to lay aside their garments, wrap a towel around their waist, fill a basin with water and wash the disciples … Continue reading

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