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February 23, 1 Peter 4:12-19 You're probably just a twit
Thursday, February 23, 2017      1 comments

Did the title pique your interest? It was supposed to. This section speaks of Christians suffering for Christ. When Peter was writing this, persecution of Christians was fairly widespread, not so much in the western world today, though it still... Read more
February 22, 1 Peter 4:1-11 The end of all things is at hand
Wednesday, February 22, 2017      3 comments

That line comes from verse 7, and ever since Christ came there have been preachers saying this. The fact is that we don't know when the end is and it could be today, just be ready. A few thoughts on this, the first verse gives the impression tha... Read more
February 21, 1 Peter 3:8-22 The reason for the hope in me
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      3 comments

The key today is in verse 15 which begins with regard Christ as holy. So what does that mean, certainly God is holy? But I set Christ apart from humanity, he was in fact the God Man, all God and all man at the same time but unlike any other man ... Read more
February 20, 1 Peter 3:1-7 Behavior of husbands and wives
Monday, February 20, 2017      3 comments

I'll not enter into any debate on the subject of submission, a marriage is a union of two people who become one flesh. If I would not do something to intentionally hurt my own hand, why would I do anything to hurt my wife? Vicki and I have been... Read more
February 19, 1 Peter 2:9-25 Be peculiar
Sunday, February 19, 2017      3 comments

I've always liked the King James version of this text, ye are a peculiar people. There aren't too many people more peculiar than I am, but the meaning of words evolve. We're a special people, bought with a great price and the pagans around us sh... Read more
February 18, 1 Peter 2:2-8 We're all just rocks
Saturday, February 18, 2017      3 comments

Have you ever thought of yourself as just a rock? Sometimes I've been called dumb as a rock but never thought of myself as one. Think about what a rock does, nothing by itself but it can be useful for a lot of things. A tool for some, a weapon... Read more
February 17, 1 Peter 2:1 Act differently than the world
Friday, February 17, 2017      1 comments

Just looking at verse 1 I could write a lot on this. These base emotions of slander, envy and deceit are core to every problem in the world. They are also the primary base for nearly every television program, especially the so-called reality sho... Read more
February 16, 1 Peter 1:10-25 Be holy for God is holy
Thursday, February 16, 2017      2 comments

What does it mean to be holy? To live a pure and sinless life? I know that some believe a Christian can reach a place where they walk closely with God and no longer sin. I think that's true but I don't believe it happens while living in these... Read more
February 15, 1 Peter 1:1-9 Jesus The Christ, raised from the dead
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      2 comments

Peter writes to persecuted Christians who have fled from Jerusalem, probably Jews who accepted Christ and suffered for this. In verse 3 Peter writes the one key element that separates Christianity from all worldly religions. Christ is raised ... Read more
February 14, Philemon A letter to a friend
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      1 comments

Imagine a letter that you write to a friend asking for a favor being included into the canon of scripture. That's exactly what happened here. Paul sends a personal letter to a friend asking a favor for another friend. Onesimus was a runaway slav... Read more
February 13, Nehemiah 13, Without acountability people will become corrupt.
Monday, February 13, 2017      2 comments

Nehemiah was gone for an unknown time, when he returns he finds that the people are inter marrying the locaal pagans, the priest has rented out a room in the temple, and they're conducting business on the Sabbath. All of the things they said in... Read more
February 12, Nehemiah 12 Come and let's celebrate what God has done
Sunday, February 12, 2017      3 comments

I am reminded of the verse that I was glad when they said come to the house of The Lord. The city of Jerusalem is finished and there is to be a grand celebration. Invitations are sent out through the area but especially to the Levites becaus... Read more
February 11, Nehemiah 11 Names
Saturday, February 11, 2017      2 comments

I read the chapter several times and I must say that nothing specific came to me. Some people lived in the city of Jerusalem and some lived in neighboring villages. There are a lot of names here that while they have meaning to God and to their f... Read more
February 10, Nehemiah 10, Promises, promises.
Friday, February 10, 2017      3 comments

Have you ever made a promise which you know right from the start that you can't keep it? This year I'm going to exercise and loose weight. I hear that one a lot. We've all made promises, if we get wise when we're older we no longer do such fooli... Read more
February 9, Nehemiah 9, A prayer of confession
Thursday, February 09, 2017      1 comments

This whole chapter deals with Israel remembering their past, confessing their sins and a renewal of the covenant with God. A few key points to look at. They gathered together in prayer and study for half a day. The text doesn't indicate if it we... Read more

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