Category Archives: God’s Favor

Favor versus Grace

Of What Value Is Your Faith

And without faith it is impossible to please Him I. The Introduction of Practical Faith Living faith vs. Saving faith Illustration of living faith was crawling under the house to find a snake skin laying in my path. I had … Continue reading

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The Change

The mere title will spark curiosity in some, disgust in others, and nodding of the head from a few. Those kinds of responses are to be expected when people assume what is about to be shared. To the relief of … Continue reading

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This blog is about the “I” in who conducts baptisms

There is a growing practice that I’ve noticed taking place in the last couple of years which I sense may become a trend. At first I was a bit uncomfortable with it. It challenged me. It revolves around the “I”.  … Continue reading

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Crouching at the door

To ‘crouch’ means “to lower your body to the ground by bending your legs. Of an animal, it is to lie on the stomach close to the ground with the legs bent.” The whole idea is sneak up on a … Continue reading

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Obedience better than sacrifice

Sermon on 1 Samuel 15:1-25  I. God’s Command. 1-3“Then Samuel said to Saul, “The LORD sent me to anoint you as king over His people, over Israel; now therefore, listen to the words of the LORD. Thus says the LORD … Continue reading

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Work of the Holy Spirit 

In the Old Testament the Holy Spirit had a ‘come and go’ ministry. At Pentecost He came to indwell believers and abide in the living Church of Jesus Christ.  Old Testament ‘Come and Go’  “So the Spirit of the LORD … Continue reading

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A Man and His Cap – A Spiritual Lesson?

                It’s been a good day with an early morning yard work project before a trip to town. A quick stop at Kenny’s Real Italian Water Ice for a flavorful cool drink, then … Continue reading

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