Practical Proverbial, from 1 Peter, 30 April 2020

He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.  1 Peter 1:20 (NIV). Have you ever considered what it would be like to live in a world without Christianity? Peter did.   He lived a large chunk of his life without knowing Jesus.   Judaism’s special bond as God’sContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from 1 Peter, 30 April 2020”

Practical Proverbial, from 1 Thessalonians, 29 March 2018, Maundy Thursday

May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.  1 Thessalonians 3:12 (NIV). This is Paul talking about Jesus, about Jesus making the love of the Thessalonians increase and overflow for each other and everyone else.  Class dismissed. But before you go, ofContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from 1 Thessalonians, 29 March 2018, Maundy Thursday”

Practical Proverbial, from Hebrews, 21 August 2017

By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.  Hebrews 11, verses 27-28. Just yesterday I was talking with a friend who is onContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Hebrews, 21 August 2017”

Practical Proverbial, from Hebrews, 15 August 2017

By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions concerning the burial of his bones.  Hebrews 11, verse 22. I respect wisdom; I only wish I practiced more of it.   Like I said the last time, I’m Jacob.   I tend towards living out the unwiseContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Hebrews, 15 August 2017”

Practical Proverbial, from Hebrews, 2 May 2017

The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says: “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord.  I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”  Hebrews 10, verses 15-16. I will put my laws in their hearts, andContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Hebrews, 2 May 2017”

Practical Proverbial, from Mark, 3 February

On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, “Go into the city, and a manContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Mark, 3 February”

Practical Proverbial, from Mark, 14 December 2015

Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Mark 13, verses 12-13. The verses are talking about how things will beContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Mark, 14 December 2015”

Practical Proverbial, the Ten Commandments, 20 June 2014. Today’s topic: ending at the start

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me. Exodus 20, verses 2 and 3. So we end here at the beginning. We end with first principles:   God is God.   We are not to worship anyone or anythingContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, the Ten Commandments, 20 June 2014. Today’s topic: ending at the start”

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