Luke 8:14 - The seed among the thorns represents those who listen and believe God's words but whose faith afterwards is choked out by worry and riches and the responsibilities and pleasures of life. And so they are never able to help anyone else to believe the Good News.
Your enemy wants to subdue your awareness and release a slumbering spirit. In this state he can sell you on giving in to a confortable life thereby causing a corpse-like…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 5, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Acts 26:24-25 - Now as he thus made his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, "Paul, you are beside yourself! Much learning is driving you mad!" But he (Paul) said, "I am not mad, most noble Festus, but speak the words of truth and reason."
The words "beside yourself" mean to rave as a maniac, and it's the idea of incessant craving. Festus accused Paul of being crazy.
Modern culture is not drawn to…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 4, 2010 at 11:28pm — No Comments
Hebrews 4:16 - Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.
The Holy Spirit was sent to convict us of sin, and He will point out our sin.
The remedy is to repent. Repentance is not just turning away from the sin, but it is turning to the Lord. If we only take a half step of turning from the sin, we will fall…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 3, 2010 at 8:40pm — No Comments
Colossians 1:12,13 - Giving thanks unto the Father ...Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath traslated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.
Many believers limit God without even realizing it by training their eyes on the limited resources of this world rather than the unlimited riches of God's Kingdom.
Their faith fails when they think of the troubled economy on the earth or of the scarcity…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 2, 2010 at 9:55pm — No Comments
Matthew 22:29 - You are wrong because you know neither the scriptures nor God's power.
In this passage Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for their ignorance of the scriptures and God's power. What was the cause?
They didn't allow the scriptures to lead them to God. They didn't understand......not really understand. The word "know" in this passage speaks of "personal experience." They tried to learn apart from…Continue
Added by Albert Finch on August 1, 2010 at 10:53pm — No Comments