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We are told that ancient Israel (in the wilderness those many years) was fed of God … every morning! (Call a “table in the wilderness” in Psalm 78:19.) Via a miraculous substance called “manna.” Jesus called it “Bread,” John 6:31 which agrees with Psalm 105:40. God sent it every day except the Sabbath, but He […]
God directly asked the Prophet Jonah (twice in fact) … “Doest thou well to be angry?” See Jonah 4:4 and again Jonah 4:9. Now undoubtedly, there are times when anger is NOT a sin. In fact, occasionally I submit anger can be righteous! Jesus got angry when healing a man with a withered (paralyzed) hand! […]
It was one of God’s many instructions to Israel, but this admonition concerns the Jews’ WORSHIP of the Lord. “The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.” Leviticus 6:13, the huge altar made of brass being the focus here. Where the animals (or parts thereof) were burned unto the […]
The word has has many interpretations, I realize. But essentially (for the Christian) it means “to be made holy.” Or “to be consecrated, dedicated, set apart” (from the world.) It’s almost easier to tell what it does not mean (impure, careless living) rather than what it does mean (loving God so much you try to […]
Our Text today is from Psalm 28:1 … “O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.” I think this holy writer of old just told the Lord of heaven and earth that he so depends on Him, […]
Jeremiah the Prophet thinks not! “Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee.” Jeremiah 32:17 See that last Clause? “THERE IS NOTHING TOO HARD FOR THEE.” The substantive “nothing” translates the noun “dabar” in Hebrew. […]
“And God divided the light from the darkness.” Genesis 1:4 God made both, light and darkness, of course. But He “separated” them on the “First Day” of Creation Week. And that is God’s Plan yet! So … even in our lives as Christians this principle of God still holds true, should hold sway. “And God […]
Just a quick thought! 6:30 AM, Saturday Morning I was in bed a while ago, reading. Just a book catalogue, but reading nonetheless. And the editor recommended a certain volume (William Gurnall’s Tome on “The Christian in Complete Armour”) concerning which he said … “It’s the best ‘THOUGHT BREEDER’ in my library! Now THAT’S why […]
Most Bible students are aware of the “one another” commandments of the New Testament. For example, “Love on another.” An Injunction that occurs over a dozen times in the King James Bible. But this morning I want to discuss the things we are to do to “ourselves,” as taught us in God’s Word. Abraham told […]
I am not saying that long prayers are in any way wrong. That is simply not the case. I am saying that short prayers can be effective! Psalm 12:1, for example … “HELP, LORD … for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.” Here is a two word […]
Yes, I know the devil has a sifter. Jesus told Peter one day … “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat.” (Luke 22:31) The verb “sift” here means “to shake in a sieve!” And no doubt Satan’s sieve is designed to hurt, to harm God’s children. […]
I believe this thought is particularly applicable to life in America these days. These days of turmoil … “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” A critical question posed by David in Psalm 11:3. I suspect the “foundations” of our Judeo-Christian heritage are crumbling. “Sin” is no longer a concern, apparently to […]
One of the greatest Statements in the Bible on consecrated living for Jesus is found in Philippians 1:21, where Paul testified … “For to me to live is Christ.” Now this morning I’ve found another similar Declaration … “We live unto the Lord.” (Romans 14:8) First of all notice the Christian life that was Paul’s personally […]
Some time ago I stopped writing weekend Lessons on the Website. Still, every Monday through Friday morning … a fresh Bible study appears, right here! Saturdays generally are travel days, driving to next week’s Revival. And Sunday, a preaching day for sure! Praise the Lord! Pray for us this week. The Revival is in Monroe, […]
Jesus Himself issued this wise Advice! But our Lord was not talking to the Disciples at the time … rather, to His enemies! People already seeking to kill Him! (John 5:18-19 gives more background to Jesus’ Words.) “Search the Scriptures.” Surprisingly, the verb “search” here is not a command! It is merely an indicative mood, […]
America is one her way down! No doubt about that, in the eyes of any serious Bible student. She is not mentioned in any latter day Bible Prophecy! Not in Isaiah or Jeremiah or Zechariah or Ezekiel or by John the Seer on Patmos! By then, by the end of the age, the great Tribulation […]
And what does that big word mean, dichotomous? Literally (in Greek, its Language of origin) it means “cut” into “two” pieces! Today in the so-called free world … to me from now on … everything will be (all the more pronounced) seen as “right” or “wrong.” Is there any “Bible” for that, Preacher Bagwell? Yes! […]
Paul said this of Jesus our Lord, when describing His coming to earth over 2,000 years ago … “He humbled Himself.” Philippians 2:8 He “bought Himself low!” Made Himself plain! Absolutely possessed no sinful pride! And as Jesus lived, so are we to follow. Peter and James both agree … Humble yourselves therefore under the […]
Jeremiah, in his Book known as Lamentations, proves the theorem I have just typed as our Lesson Title this morning. Here are his words, as recorded by our King James Bible … “This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.” (Lamentations 3:21) What can I possibly just “remember” and consequently have “HOPE?” Well, […]
I head a Preacher say this years ago, three simple words … yet a powerful little sentence! “EXPECTATIONS DESTROY GRATEFULNESS!” If a person gives you a certain thing, and you feel you deserve it (and perhaps even more that that single item) … you will NOT be truly thankful for it. The donor has only […]
Psalm 55:22 promises: “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee.” Surely this great Verse in some ways parallels 1 Peter 5:7 … “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” And yet in some ways it differs, too. Let me show you … The verb “cast” (in Psalm […]
“For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him, Which is the Head of all principality and power.” The Apostle here is speaking of Jesus, of course. The Text is found in the little Book of Colossians, 2:9-10 to be precise. That little Epistle being one of […]
One of the outstanding traits of any good shepherd is that he properly “leads” his flock. Psalm 107 is amazing. It gives one scenario after another and shows God meeting the needs of people. Including the lost, the scattered, the disoriented! Read it with me, Psalm 107:3-6 … “And He gathered them out of the […]
The shortest Lesson Title I can remember, two little words … but only one in Greek, “houtos!” “Even as!” But “even as” what? Or “even as” whom? 1 John 2:5-6 answers, read it all please. “But whoso keepeth His word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in […]
Perhaps this lesson should be saved for Thanksgiving. But is not every day one of giving thanks for the Christian? (Paul in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 … “In every thing give thanks.” With no mention of a special Holiday only!) So I find a little Line in 1 Timothy 6:17 thrilling to my soul. There Paul writes […]

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