A Merry Life

Having a Merry Heart – Proverbs 17:21-28 21  He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy. 25  A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him. 28  Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted … More A Merry Life

Gaza Aftershocks: Hamas fires 460 rockets. Netanyahu chooses cease-fire rather than invasion. Israeli Defense Minister resigns. Now, early elections look imminent. Here’s the latest.

Originally posted on Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog:
(Jerusalem, Israel) — It’s been a dramatic week here in the Holy Land. But buckle up. Far more drama lies ahead. Here are the highlights, followed by some analysis. MONDAY: An Israeli special forces unit conducting a secret operation in the Gaza Strip is spotted by Hamas…

A Church Without Walls

Originally posted on Nephos:
A Common Tradition The year was 287 A.D.  The place was the Swiss Alps.  Roman troops were fighting insurgents and the Emperor Maximian called in the Theban legion under the command of Maurice of Thebes. The legion comprised completely of Christians was ready to fight for the empire, but refused when…

Why You Should Ditch Your “Bible Reading” Plan (And Learn to Pray the Bible!)

Originally posted on Tyler Ramsbey:
In my message this morning at Renovation Church, we studied the topic of prayer from John 14:12-17. The key to understanding how to pray effective & powerful prayers is praying them in Jesus’ name. Praying “in Jesus’ name” means far more than tacking it onto the end of our prayer.…

Not Charged

“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.” Psalm 32:1-2 (KJB) What a blessed gift it is to receive.  We are all thrilled when we receive a gift from someone that is beyond our wildest … More Not Charged

The Heart of Man

The Heart of Man – Proverbs 16:1-9 Verses 1 – 2 –  “Preparations of the heart in man”  and “The answer of the tongue” are both “from the LORD”.   V. 2 – “Ways of man…”  but “The LORD weigheth the spirits”. All the plans of men (James 4:13-15) are only successful through the directions of … More The Heart of Man

Instruction and Authority from Proverbs 13

Instruction, Transgressions, and Authority – Proverbs 13:1-25 Verses 1 – 6 –  Once again we are dealing with the issues of the “mouth”.  Eating here seems to be speaking of much more than physical food; but rather of self-control with food and with the tongue. Also speaking of control of one’s work habits; and speaking … More Instruction and Authority from Proverbs 13

Desire, Delight, Deception, and Destruction

Desire, Delight, Deception, and Destruction – Proverbs 11:15-31 Verse 15 –  From the Believer’s Bible Commentary: “To be surety for a stranger means to guarantee his debt or his promissory note. The person who does this will suffer for it, that is, he will pay a stinging penalty. The man who hates suretyship saves himself … More Desire, Delight, Deception, and Destruction