Monthly Archives: August 2016

GOLGOTHA

“They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull)”. Mark 15:22 Jesus to Golgotha? The perfectly pure One—He who was holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners—He, brought to a spot regarded as the most polluted and defiled, … Continue reading

Posted in Christian walk | Leave a comment

Let us Try and Not Attend to its Gewgaws!

gew·gaw (ɡyo͞oɡô/) noun a showy thing, especially one that is useless or worthless. Let us try and not attend to its gewgaws! (Mary Winslow 1774-1854) “They are not of the world even as I am not of the world.” John 17:16 “The … Continue reading

Posted in Christian walk | Leave a comment

Knowing God Informationally

  We come to know God quite well by reading the Bible, His Autobiography—that is why He gave it to us. The more time we spend reading it, the more personally we know Him—the closer we draw to Him, and … Continue reading

Posted in Christian walk | Leave a comment

Knowing God Through Inquiry

    “For the shepherds have become stupid And have not sought the LORD; Therefore they have not prospered, And all their flock is scattered.” Jeremiah 10:21 This is what happens when we do not inquire of God and go … Continue reading

Posted in Christian walk | Leave a comment

Knowing God Through Observation

When we observe God’s creation, we cannot help but come to know Him. When we remove ourselves from the hustle and bustle of the world and go to the wilderness, as Jesus frequently did, and draw near to Him, we … Continue reading

Posted in Christian walk | Leave a comment

Knowing God Through Praising Him

Psalm 71:8  “My mouth is filled with Your praise And with Your glory all day long.” The word “praise” appears approximately 250 times in the Bible. The word “pray” appears over 300 times. There is good reason for that. God … Continue reading

Posted in Christian walk | Leave a comment

God is Not the Easter Bunny

  Jeremiah 16:19 “O LORD, my strength and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of distress, to You the nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, ‘Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood, futility … Continue reading

Posted in Christian walk | Leave a comment

Believing vs. Knowing

There are many Christian devotions, such as the Apostles Creed, hymns and contemporary songs that include lines or lyrics such as: “I believe in God the Father, I believe in Christ the Son, I believe in the Holy Spirit…” I … Continue reading

Posted in Christian walk | Leave a comment

When once I had got a view of Christ’s transcendent loveliness!

(Thomas Doolittle, 1693) The prophet Isaiah, speaking of graceless men as disliking, not desiring, nor loving Christ–brings them in as saying, “He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him, nothing in His appearance that we should desire … Continue reading

Posted in Christian walk | Leave a comment

The Fall of Humankind

Long before Moses was given the law by God on Mount Sinai, God had established rules for the ultimate safety and happiness of man, just as any loving parent does. In the Garden of Eden, it was simple: “You may … Continue reading

Posted in Christian walk | Leave a comment