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Wise and Foolish Bridesmaids – Righteousness by Faith

Wise and Foolish Bridesmaids.

Righteousness by Faith

We all know this story well, so we will just skip to the punch line at the very end.  All ten in the story were loyal Church members of good and regularly standing, all had a “Title to Heaven,” but sadly only half of them had a “Fitness for Heaven,” and so those who were foolish and were found unfit for the purity of Heaven were locked out or shut outside of the door, outside of Jesus.  Remember John 10:9 Jesus said, “I am the door: by me if any man… Continue reading

Job Ploughing

Job Ploughing.

Let us for a little bit of fun, explore the landholdings of Job, and his potential expansive empire.  His first entry of the size of his empire is noted in Job 1:1-3 “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name [was] Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.  And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.  His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a… Continue reading

Secrets to succeed in the Christian Walk.

Secrets to succeed in the Christian walk

Jesus gave us three quick short parables to help us to understand the concept of spiritual things in a sinful world, something that is almost beyond our understanding, but yet these parables give us the glimpse or a concept of spiritual things and the Christian walk.

Luke 5:36 “And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was [taken] out of the new agreeth not with the old.” … Continue reading

Sin Red

Sin Red

We will look at this text and then we will have some fun in mining it deeper and deeper and finding more wonders and concepts as we go forwards.  Our verse for today is found in Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”  All very simple on the surface, so let us drill down deeper and explore.

Now Scarlet is Strong’s #8144 which just says that it… Continue reading

Creationist or Evolutionist, Part 2.

Creationist or Evolutionist, Part 2


Upon this I will ask you a question: How long after he spoke, before things were? How much time passed after he spoke, before the thing was?  No time. When God by speaking the word, for this one he said, “Let there be light.” Now how much time passed between the words, “Let there be light,” and the time when the light came? I want to understand this matter aright so that you can find out whether you are an evolutionist or a creationist.


All right. Then the man who… Continue reading

Creationist or Evolutionist, Part 1

Creationist or Evolutionist, Part 1


We are going cover the subject of evolution. First of all, I will read to you what evolution is; then as we follow along, you can see whether or not you are an evolutionist. These statements are

all copied from a treatise on evolution, written by one of the chief evolutionists; therefore, they are all correct, so far as they go, as definitions.  “Evolution is the theory that represents the

course of the world as a gradual transition from the indeterminate, from the uniform to the varied, and which assumes the cause… Continue reading

The Unconquerable Life

The Unconquerable Life 

“In Him was life and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in the darkness and the darkness apprehended it not.” John 1:4, 5 R.V. The marginal rendering, “overcame,” gives us the exact meaning of the text and conveys a message of great comfort to the believer. Let us see what it is.

Christ is the light of the world. See John 8:12. But His light is His life, as the text quoted states. He says, “I am the light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness… Continue reading

Boundless Grace – Free to All

Boundless Grace – Free to all


“Unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.” Eph. 4:7. The measure of the gift of Christ is “all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” This is true whether viewed as the measure of the gift which God made in giving Christ or as the measure of the gift which Christ Himself gave. For the gift that God gave is His only begotten Son, and in “him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” Therefore, from this standpoint the measure of the gift… Continue reading

Sinful Flesh

Sinful Flesh


There is a serious and very bothersome mistake which is made by many persons. That mistake is made in thinking that when they are converted their old sinful flesh is blotted out. In other words, they make the mistake of thinking that they are to be delivered from the flesh by having it taken away from them altogether. Then when they find that this is not so, when they find that the same old flesh, with its inclinations, its besetments, and its enticements is still there, they are not prepared for it and so become discouraged and… Continue reading

Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son

In this edition we will play with an age old parable, and once more find new depths to ponder.  Let us get our Bibles out and turn to Luke 15:11-32 and now read it together.  It is a great story, and full of depth and pathos.  The first thing that captures ones attention is the Prodigal, he comes to his Father and basically says “Drop Dead,” as there is never inheritance without a death, the prodigal wants inheritance, so he wants his Father dead and out of the way so that he can have life… Continue reading