1. The Pure and Sure Word of God
    27 Jul, 2018
    The Pure and Sure Word of God
    The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.  More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Psalm 19:7-10 Maybe some of you remember Billy
  2. God's Word Accomplishes
    09 Jul, 2018
    God's Word Accomplishes
    For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.  Isaiah 55:10-11 Yesterday, I mentioned this passage before I read the Scripture for the sermon.  I said that there are times when if it
  3. Do We Treat Scripture as a Wax Nose?
    16 May, 2017
    Do We Treat Scripture as a Wax Nose?
    Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.  2 Timothy 2:15 As a pastor I have been given the great honor and weighty responsibility of studying the Scriptures and proclaiming what God's Word says to others. It is a task of considerable magnitude, and I never want to take this honor and responsibility lightly. That's why it is very concerning to me when I see others approaching Scripture with a "let me
  4. Memorize
    19 Aug, 2016
    Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. Psalm 1:1-2 The last few days I've been pondering Psalm 1:1-2.  I've been particularly thinking about what it means to delight in God's Word and to meditate on it. As I've been considering these things, it occurs to me that memorization of the Scriptures goes hand in hand with
  5. What God Says is Reliable
    02 Feb, 2016
    What God Says is Reliable
    God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? Numbers 23:19  Today is Groundhog's Day - a somewhat bizarre tradition in which a large rodent in Pennsylvania supposedly predicts what the weather will be like for the next 6 weeks. Ok, that was a little harsh.  Let’s try that again . . . Today is Groundhog’s Day, and according to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil up in