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A Messenger of Peace

Proverbs 6:12–15 A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth, who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers, who plots evil with deceit in his heart – he always stirs up dissension. Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be ... Read More

Commit – Then Trust!

Psalm 37:5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust also in Him, and He will do it. NASB Do you want God in charge of your situation, your life, your problem? There are three simple steps that are indicated in those words I read to you. The first, commit your way to the Lord. That’s a single, decisive act... Read More

Denial of Self-will

Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God. Hebrews 6:1 The distinctive function of an Old Testament priest was to offer sacrifice. Thus, being a priest, J... Read More

Doing the Father’s Will

In Ephesians 1:5, Paul said of all believers that God has “predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself.” He further described God’s purpose for His children in Romans 8:29: “For whom He [God] foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He [Jesus] mig... Read More

God’s Program for Maturity

In God’s program, there are two main requirements for coming to maturity. First, we must come under the discipline of the God-given ministries Paul listed in Ephesians 4:11: apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. Without their discipline, oversight, and instruction, I do not see how... Read More

Knowledge of the Holy One

Proverbs 9:10–11 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. NIV There’s a phrase there in those words that has always attracted me with a peculiar kind of attraction... Read More

Laziness Brings Poverty

Proverbs 6:9–11 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest – and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. NIV One of the interesting things in the Bible is that... Read More

Listen to Wisdom

Proverbs 8:34–36 The wisdom of God speaks to us out of the Word. Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD. But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death. NIV Thos... Read More

Not a Set of Rules

Through the blood of Jesus, I am sanctified, made holy, set apart to God. Let us look at the way holiness was to be attained under the old covenant. God said, “You shall be holy; for I am holy” (Leviticus 11:44). All of Leviticus 11 enumerates complicated regulations regarding what to eat, what to w... Read More

Our Spiritual Objective

Let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. (Hebrews 6:1–2) We seek to go on to perfection. Unfortunately, as I previously ... Read More

Protection from Deception

Let Us Honour God's Holy Spirit This is the first in a series of three messages. In this, number one, I will seek to analyse a problem that has arisen in many sections of the church in many parts of the world. In the next message, I will seek to analyse how the problem arose. And in the third messag... Read More

The fear of the LORD

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. NIV Psalm 111:10 The psalmist there speaks about two wonderful qualities, qualities which are very rare amongst men and women today—the qualities of wisdom and understanding. The psalmist points out... Read More

The Lord Examines Our Paths

Proverbs 5:21–22 A man’s ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all his paths. The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. NIV That is a statement well worth pondering: “A man’s ways are in full view of the LORD.” You will never go anywhere where the L... Read More

The Right Reaction to Correction

Proverbs 9:7–9 Whoever corrects a mocker brings on insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse. Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you. Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. NIV Nothing... Read More

The Word Is Your Guide

Proverbs 6:20–22 My son, keep your father’s commands and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck. When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. NIV God, there, is sp... Read More

Who Should Praise the Lord?

Psalm 115:17–18 The dead do not praise the LORD, nor do any who go down into silence; but as for us, we will bless the LORD from this time forth and forever. Praise the Lord! NASB The Bible exhorts every area of creation and every kind of creature to praise the Lord. The Bible exhorts the heavens, t... Read More

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