Matt. 7:1-5 1“Do not judge, or you too will be judged.2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in … Continue reading Judge Not?
Matthew 6:14-15 (NIV) For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. I've always considered myself as a forgiving person, but there have been a few exceptions when I … Continue reading Forgiving to be Forgiven
Matthew 2:13-14 (NIV) When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”  So he got up, … Continue reading God’s Protection of Israel; Then and (Now?)
The “Beatitudes” are eight blessings that Jesus pronounced in what we call the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. The word, beatitude, is an anglicized Latin word meaning “happiness”. Each beatitude consists of a condition and a result. Reference Condition Result Matt 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is … Continue reading A Different View of the Beatitudes
Ten years ago my Dad passed away. In my day to day life there are many things that remind me of him. Every time I see a Farmall tractor I think of how he loved to work on the farm and how he participated in tractor pulls in his later years. When someone mentions “the … Continue reading Thoughts on Communion #2 by David Sanders
2 Timothy 2:15 (NKJV) Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. I will be the first to admit that this verse has been twisted a tiny bit to incorporate the ideas that I wish to write about today. However, … Continue reading Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth, by David Sanders
Probably my favorite verse is Ephesians 2:10. It reads: “For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (NIV) The word “workmanship” is a Greek word from which we get our English word poem. Isn’t it fascinating that Paul would choose this … Continue reading You Are Designed Uniquely by God, by David Sanders