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Thursday, February 19, 2015 • Posted February 19, 2015
We learn a lesson about the Jordan River and about obedience when we open up God’s wonderful word to 2 Kings 5:1-14. We are introduced to a man by the name of Naaman who is mostly identified by his leprosy and his stubbornness, but not much is known besides what we find here.
Thursday, February 5, 2015 • Posted February 5, 2015
Repentance is part of God’s plan of salvation. No one has ever become a Christian without repenting. The Gospel cannot be preached without preaching that men must turn from their sin (Matt. 3:2; Matt. 4:17; Mk.6:12; Lk. 24:47; Acts 2:38; Acts 26:20). Repentance is a change of mind which results in a change of lifestyle.
Thursday, January 15, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
What the story of Achan is to the book of Joshua the story of Ananias and Sapphira is to the book of Acts. It is in the moments of exhilaration, when God’s people are abounding, that Satan walks into our very midst “seeking whom he may devour” (1 Pet. 5:8).
Thursday, January 22, 2015 • Posted January 23, 2015
Rest is a word that we like the sound of. Maybe you have been working for months so that you enjoy that wonderful vacation of rest. When we have had a hard day’s work then it is always pleasant to come home and find a good night’s rest. It is something that we all look forward to, something that we all need.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 • Posted December 22, 2014
We are looking at a series of lessons on being optimistic. Remember optimism is that hopeful outlook that is exciting and that speaks of possibility. Last week we considered being optimistic toward forgiveness. From the scriptures we learn that there is forgiveness with God (Psalm 130:4). When we meet the Father’s terms of pardon He promises to forgive us as we see in Hebrews 8:12.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 • Updated October 30, 2014 3:08 PM
Learning to rightly divide the word of God is very important. In fact, if we are to find truth and walk in the light it is an absolute must. Many approach the Bible never having learned the fundamentals that are foundational to understanding God’s will. Over the next several weeks we will lay out some of the basics that are a great aid to those who sincerely desire to understand the Bible. The most basic fundamental is that the Bible has two great divisions, the Old Testament (which contains ...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 • Posted September 22, 2014
Since Christ’s church exists and since the scriptures tell us how to be added to it the next logical question is: How Do I Identify the Lord’s Church? If you were to go in search of the Lord’s church what should you look for? In other words, how can I identify Christ’s church when there are literally thousands of different churches in our world today?
Thursday, September 4, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
Good Shepherd Catholic Church held a dedication and blessing of the New Religious Education Building on August 19th. Bishop Joe Vasquez from the Austin Diocese blessed the classrooms and then stayed for the celebration afterwards in the parish hall. Good Shepherd will be having an open house to register for 2014-2015 Religious Education Classes on September 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
According to Romans 5:12 “By one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” (Rom. 5:12). This incident is recorded in Genesis chapter three. Eve took fruit from the forbidden tree (Gen 2:17) she shared it with her husband, Adam, they both ate and sin entered the world. Satan, who is also known as “the tempter” (Matt.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
As a college freshman I was introduced to the following short story in a sociology class. “Appointment With Love” by Sulamith Ish-Kishor was first published in 1943 during World War II. It is a romantic story about a young lieutenant and a lady who fall in love. The author shows that true love is possible between two people who have never met if they are able to trust their true inner feelings and instincts.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 • Posted September 16, 2014
We read in Psalm 127:1 “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it.” This warns us to be sure that the church of which we are a part is indeed Christ’s church and not a religious house established by men. It is has been exciting to seek Bible truth and learn that this spiritual body exists but this knowledge is not enough.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 • Updated September 16, 2014 1:03 PM
When I moved to Texas in 1974 I needed an educational psychology class in order to obtain a Texas teaching certificate. On the first day of class one of the students referred to a passage in the Bible. The professor announced firmly that there were to be no references made to the Bible in that class.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 • Posted March 7, 2014
Two seconds remain on the clock. The place kicker carefully notes where the ball will be spotted, takes a couple of measured steps back and two steps sideways. He glances up at the goal posts and then his full concentration is on the spot where the holder will place the football for the easy, game-winning field goal.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 • Posted March 7, 2014
Many live aimless lives full of doubt and misery because they do not know the answers to the three greatest questions man has ever asked: Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? One thing we can all be sure of is that we’re not going to live forever.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. - 2 Timothy 2:15 The Old Testament Learning to rightly divide the word of God is very important. In fact, if we are to find truth and walk in the light it is an absolute must.