Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. 2 Thessalonians 2:15 When I was growing up, my parents used to go to the national convention every year for the franchise business that my dad owned. It was always in the middle of our harsh Indiana winters, and it was always in an exotic location – how nice is that! One year, when the convention was in Florida, my
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 1 John 2:16 At one and a half years old, my second son Alex was obsessed with food. Anything left on the counter was fair game in his mind; so, to satisfy his insatiable appetite, he would sneak in when no one was around and help himself. He could hear the crinkle of a chip bag or candy wrapper fro
For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
John 12:43 When I strive more for the approval of the world than for the approval of God, I need revival. It is no secret that most people want to blend in with society. No one wants to be considered “weird” or “strange” by their peers. There are certainly exceptions, b
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Romans 4:5 You are probably familiar with many “rags to riches” stories. Often, these stories take place in the professional sports arena. A young man who grows up in abject poverty, often raised by a single mother in a rough neighborhood, works hard and breaks into the professional le
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him. Colossians 3:10 Oh, the majesty of the legendary Lipizzaner stallions! These horses, shown and trained primarily at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria, have a tremendous history of notoriety and prestige. Having been bred for over 430 years, the Lipizzaner stallions were originally tr
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this…to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27 On a scale from one to ten, what level of crazy (or desperate) do you think someone would have to be to go dig through the county dump to find their dinner? Most normal people do their grocery shopping at a grocery store, and they wouldn’t dream of going to the dump for groceries. I have to admi