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I have this morning “lifted” a few words from the mouth of John the Baptist. He was preaching to the hypocritical Pharisees. “Who hath warned you to flee from THE WRATH TO COME?” Matthew 3:7, King James Version Today I sit in a motel room in a little Alabama City, preaching in a nearby Revival. […]
God speaks in Jeremiah 31:3 … “Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” Yes, I suspect when each of us was born again, when Jesus saved us … part of that old fashioned conviction the Holy Spirit used was centered on God’s judgment. At least I […]
It is said of Joseph, long ago. “And the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob.” Genesis 49:24 Is that not an encouraging Verse? It is as if God Almighty reached down from Heaven and laid His omnipotent Hands on Joseph’s merely human hands, thereby the […]
It is a thrilling Line of Scripture. And It will excite your soul in direct proportion to whatever burden you are carrying this morning! “God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us.” Quoting the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 7:6. Do remember too … this this same man of Faith (Paul) who sincerely […]
The great Old Testament man of God named Job asked this one day, “Show me wherefore Thou contendest with me.” Job 10:2 Job was suffering and he knew God was almighty! He had buried ten children, though each had grown into adulthood. (It sill hurts!) He had lost all his assents (millions of dollars in […]
I am not wondering about the sheer fact … “God answers prayer.” In my heart that is a settled issue. YES, He does! I am today wondering if God “enjoys” our prayers. I mean to the level that He remarks about such delight! A verse in Ezekiel this morning. “Thus saith the Lord GOD; I […]
Those are Peter’s words, inspired by God the Holy Spirit. “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18, the last words the Apostle ever wrote, as far as we know. He was obviously burdened that […]
These being heavy travel and preaching days. (Speaking three times each Sunday now, with the Evening Meditation being included.) But you can readily access this week’s Lessons here on the Website … Monday through Friday. Meanwhile … I thought of this verse earlier today, Jesus is teaching about His Second Coming … “But of that […]
My Text this morning is found in 1 John 3:1. A verse familiar to most Christians, focusing on the Love of God. “Behold, what MANNER of love the Father hath bestowed upon us.” This single Line of God’s Word! With the objective “us” (in Greek “hemin,” the dative case of “ego”) meaning “us” Christians. We […]
Such a simple Verse, Verse Fragment really. Romans 8:1a … “There is therefore now no condemnation.” But this is not a universal condition! It is only true of those who have been born again by the Grace of God. So “therefore” in our Text carries a heavy meaning … “an inferential particle, “consequently” (quoting my […]
The King was Jehoiachin of Judah. And … “He did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done.” 2 Kings 24:9 relates this sad information. This man, the leader of his nation, ignobly surrendered to the enemy during the Babylonian siege of the city, but […]
Luke is an accomplished writer. Add to that the Power of the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and you end up reading lines like this: “They took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” Let me give you the background for this Sentence, this event, this occasion. Peter, the spokesman for the disciples, […]
The first Paragraph of Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians has always intrigued me. It is LOADED with encouragement! But this morning I have seen a “new” (well, “fresh” is a better word) truth sparkling within its Sentences. I am excited, too! “For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also […]
In 1 Samuel 23:2 we are told: “David enquired of the Lord.” Then we are told this of David in 1 Samuel 23:4, the first Clause of the verse: “And David enquired of the LORD yet again.” And there are even more times describing this “habit” (or “lifestyle”) of David … 1 Samuel 30:8 and […]
“And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.” 1 John 4:14, today’s Bible Text. The last Clause of that verse just freely flows off my lips! “The Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.” I believe that with all […]
“Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon.” Song of Solomon 1:7 Sheep are hungry! And their welfare (more than that, their very lives) depend on the type of shepherd they have! (Great shepherds have healthy sheep, hirelings have scabby, half-starved flocks.) And […]
Let me try to answer this question. I ask it because of a Line of divinely inspired Scripture, in fact. Romans 8:12 … “Therefore, brethren, WE ARE DEBTORS, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.” I have no intention to discuss the negative answer Paul gives to the query. “Not to the flesh!” […]
David, the “sweet Psalmist of Israel,” lamented at the death of his best friend Jonathan, “Thy love to me was wonderful.” (Here I have alluded to 2 Samuel 23:1 and quoted a Line from 2 Samuel 1:26.) No, I do not believe that these two (David and Jonathan, King Saul’s son) were ever “lovers,” as […]
It sounds like a paradox, doesn’t it? If one is a true disciple, surely that’s a lifetime commitment. In fact, I suspect it really is, the key word being “TRUE!” But John 6:66 says of our dear Lord, Who deserved better … “From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more […]
A New Lesson will be written and posted Monday Morning, the Lord willing. But if you’d like, visit our “Standing with the Bagwells” Page here on the Website and see a few new pictures (made the past couple of days) while traveling between Revivals. (From Faith Bible Baptist Church in Century, Florida to Bell Baptist […]
The divinely inspired Line (the Text for today’s Lesson) is found in Galatians 2:21. Where Paul the Apostle wonderfully testified “I do not frustrate the grace of God.” Thereby teaching us another great Principle for navigating the Christian life! That verb (“frustrate”) is powerful, “atheteo.” Blending the Greek alpha privative “a” with the root verb […]
I am aware that John the Baptist preached it, REPENTANCE … in Matthew 3:1-2, for example. And Jesus Himself certainly did … Luke 13:3 (“I tell you, Nay: but, except ye REPENT, ye shall all likewise perish.”) Come to think of it, the Old Testament is replete with it too, the doctrine (mandate) to repent! […]
It must be possible to grow “tired,” even when doing good things. I say that because Paul the Apostle wrote in Galatians 6:9 … “And let us not be weary in well doing.” He likely would not have forbidden this condition, had it not been prevalent in the Galatian Churches. Paul was “weary” when he […]
I’ve preached again and again Ephesians 4:30, about the possibility of “grieving” the Holy Spirit. (“And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”) But not until early this morning did I realize the significance of the context in which this short command is situated. I think […]
And I no longer write Lessons on the weekends. (Monday through Friday mornings, however I do. As you readily can see by the archives here.) But I did want to share with you this great prayer verse this morning, as an encouragement … “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great […]

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