Archive for December 2010

ONE MORE NIGHT WITH THE FROGS – A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

Christmas is about hope. "Long lay the world in sin and error pining. Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,

HEBREWS 13:7-8 REMEMBER YOUR LEADERS, WHO SPOKE THE WORD OF GOD TO YOU. CONSIDER THE OUTCOME OF THEIR WAY OF LIFE AND IMITATE THEIR FAITH.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever Let's contextualize the messages of the past few weeks by emphasizing what the author of Hebrews is saying to us:

HEBREWS 13:5-6 A QUESTION OF AFFECTION – DO YOU LOVE A PERSON (THE LORD) OR POSSESSIONS?

"Keep your lives (character, lifestyle) free from the love of money (from covetousness) and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never (never, certainly not, not at

THE BLESSED HOPE – THE BEATIFIC VISION – BEHOLDING GOD FACE TO FACE

Dear Friends,             "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,  teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and

HEBREWS 12:28-13:4 HOW TO “OFFER TO GOD AN ACCEPTABLE SERVICE WITH REVERENCE AND AWE” – LET LOVE OF THE BRETHREN (BELIEVERS) CONTINUE

"Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our

HEBREWS 12:18-29 “FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE, A JEALOUS GOD”

GREATER PRIVILEGE (THE GOSPEL VERSUS THE LAW) CALLs FOR GREATER RESPONSIBILITY The Lord warned His people to fear Him and keep His commandments with an awesome display of His power

REVELATION 6:1-3, PERSONAL (TEMPORAL) PEACE – THE IDOL OF MAN AND THE BAIT OF SATAN – THE CALM (FALSE PEACE) BEFORE THE STORM

Dear Friends,                                                                         "As long as they [Americans] can have these things [personal peace and affluence], they will give up anything!" (Francis Schaeffer – 1912-1984) Before we begin our study of the

HEBREWS 12:12-17 GOD DISCIPLINES US FOR OUR GOOD, SO THAT WE MAY SHARE HIS HOLINESS

RECEIVING AND GIVING GOD'S LOVE & TRUTH BY HIS GRACE  The author of Hebrews continues his exhortation to these suffering (10:32-34) and weary believers whom God is training in holiness

HEBREWS 12:3-11 GOD DISCIPLINES US FOR OUR GOOD, SO THAT WE MAY SHARE HIS HOLINESS

Joni Eareckson Tada, after suffering 43 years as a quadriplegic, is now "in the fight of my life."  Recently she has suffered "jaw-splitting pain" for several years and just as

HEBREWS 12:1-4 “THEREFORE, LET US RUN WITH ENDURANCE THE RACE THAT IS SET BEFORE US. FIXING OUR EYES ON JESUS”

"Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us

GENESIS 22 AND HEBREWS 11 – “TAKE NOW YOUR SON AND OFFER HIM THERE AS A BURNT OFFERING.”

"He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead." As we continue our study of Hebrews 11 and particularly the faith of Abraham, we learn a

REVELATION 4-5 – HOW OUR VIEW OF GOD IN HEAVEN AFFECTS OUR LIFE ON EARTH

  Dear Friends,                                                                             Our view of the Triune God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) as seen in this powerful vision given to John should lead us to worship Him