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Understanding God’s Grace: Is It A License to Sin?

Ephesians 8-9 "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast."   We see that we have not earned God's favor, but that He has graciously accepted us and sees us… Continue reading Understanding God’s Grace: Is It A License to Sin?

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“This Day You Will be With Me in Paradise”

Luke 23:32, 39-43 Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him... One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!”  But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence… Continue reading “This Day You Will be With Me in Paradise”

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Forbidden Bible Verses: Psalm 109

Psalm 109 has been a subject I’ve been thinking about lately. I may write a blog post about it one of these days.
In the meantime, I’ve been focusing on putting together a couple books, so I’m sorry for posting only sporadically these past few weeks. Please bear with me and pray with me as I continue in this writing journey for The Kingdom.

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Those who know this psalm will have no doubt why it is not used in the three-year Lectionary.  Those unfamiliar with it will understand upon reading it why it is included as one of my Forbidden Bible Verses.

The great 19th century English preacher Charles Spurgeon wrote:

… it cannot be conceived that this Psalm contains what one author has ventured to call “a pitiless hate, a refined and insatiable malignity.” To such a suggestion we cannot give place, no, not for an hour. But what else can we make of such strong language? Truly this is one of the hard places of Scripture, a passage which the soul trembles to read; yet as it is a Psalm unto God, and given by inspiration, it is not ours to sit in judgment upon it, but to bow our ear to what God the Lord would speak to us therein.

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Honey Bees Vs. Roaches: The Importance of The Bible

My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to your word. --Psalms 119:28 Some family friends had a bee infestation in their attic.  When the exterminator came and killed the bees, he gathered quite a bit of honey which our friends gave to us in a jar. It was such a sweet gesture, and the… Continue reading Honey Bees Vs. Roaches: The Importance of The Bible