Practical Proverbial, from 2 Timothy, 27 June 2019

The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you all.  2 Timothy 4:22 (NIV). Here we are again, at another ending, at the end of another book.   If you’re a ten-year reader of this blog, thank you!   I hope it’s a blessing to you.   You’ll remember we’ve reached endings together of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Ruth, Mark,Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from 2 Timothy, 27 June 2019”

Practical Proverbial, about Santa Claus, 21 December 2017

But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.   Ephesians 4:7. Finally, let’s talk about Santa and God’s grace.   In our increasingly secular America, where leftist hostility threatens to crowd out any faith except itself, where crime and real hatred work to undo the works of love, and where divisionContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, about Santa Claus, 21 December 2017”

Practical Proverbial, about Santa Claus, 20 December 2017

For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance.   Matthew 25:29. You know the best thing about giving?   It’s giving again.   Just ask the men who play Santa Claus. Recently there was a story in the local (Dallas) news about a woman who took her kids to see the same SantaContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, about Santa Claus, 20 December 2017”

Practical Proverbial, about Santa Claus, 19 December 2017

Then you and the Levites and the foreigners residing among you shall rejoice in all the good things the Lord your God has given to you and your household.   Deuteronomy 26:11. It’s the week before Christmas and, if we’re having an honest conversation about Santa Claus, we need to face some facts about the worldContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, about Santa Claus, 19 December 2017”

Practical Proverbial, about Santa Claus, 15 December 2017

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?  Romans 8:32. This is a message that is easily lost when you think of Santa.   In fact, I suspect it’s part of the reason – maybe even THEContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, about Santa Claus, 15 December 2017”

Practical Proverbial, about Santa Claus, 14 December 2017

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  John 14:27. One of my favorite Christmas songs is “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.”  The song is sung to a poemContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, about Santa Claus, 14 December 2017”

Practical Proverbial, about Santa Claus, 13 December 2017

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  Luke 6:38. These are real words of Jesus.   It makes sense, you know, to have some things said byContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, about Santa Claus, 13 December 2017”

Practical Proverbial, about Santa Claus, 12 November 2017

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’  Acts 20:35. Giving makes us better people.  Churches that ask for tithes know this.   Your manager at work knowsContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, about Santa Claus, 12 November 2017”

Practical Proverbial, Santa Claus the Cheerful Giver, 11 December 2017

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  2 Corinthians 9:7. Let’s take a few days away from breaking down the Bible verse by verse.   Since it’s Christmastime, let’s talk about Santa.   You see, I believe in SantaContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, Santa Claus the Cheerful Giver, 11 December 2017”

Practical Proverbial, from Hebrews, 7 December 2017

Grace be with you all.  Hebrews 13, verse 25. Once again, we find ourselves at the end.   If you’ve been reading this blog for a long time, you’ve seen the ending of Hebrews, Mark, The Ten Commandments, Ruth, 1/2/3 John, James, Ecclesiastes, and Proverbs.   That’s a lot of real estate to cover.   Thank you soContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Hebrews, 7 December 2017”

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