His Yoke is Light

[509 words] The commands of God are wonderful. They guide our lives and bring healing to our souls. People, however, sometimes have the bad habit of making these commands a little less enjoyable than they should be. Once the disciples were following Jesus on the Sabbath. Which is a good thing. And the Sabbath is a good thing – God commanding a day out of the week to rest is an act of love. Who wants to see a bunch of burnt-out believers? Not God. Wonderful command. However, I suspect it didn’t feel that way when some Pharisees shouted out...

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Every Good Gift

[144 words] A poor man was given a loaf of bread. He thanked the baker, but the baker said, “Don’t thank me. Thank the miller who made the flour.” So he thanked the miller, but the miller said, “Don’t thank me. Thank the farmer who planted the wheat.” So he thanked the farmer. But the farmer said, “Don’t thank me. Thank the Lord. He gave the sunshine, rain, and fertility to the soil, and that’s why you have bread to eat.” Regardless of how sophisticated we may be scientifically, we still can’t create; we still can’t make a kernel of...

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Have We Misunderstood Grace?

[460 words] Perhaps the subject of grace has been neglected in some pulpits and congregations. Undoubtedly, it has been misunderstood and improperly taught since the first century (cf. Romans 6:1; Galatians 5:4). It is vital to properly emphasize and explain such a huge concept within the gospel message. Why? Because of what it is—the completely free and undeserved expression of God’s lovingkindness and favor toward mankind; because of what it does—brings salvation (Titus 2:11; Ephesians 2:5) and comfort and hope (2 Thessalonians 2:16); and because of what it cost to make available (2 Corinthians 8:9; Hebrews 2:9). Perhaps some try...

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Un-Slumping Yourself

[451 words] Most every night, I sit down with my son and read him a bedtime story. He likes to hear some of the stories over and over, and I get so tired of some of them, to be honest. However, there is one that I don’t mind reading over and over. It’s the Dr. Seuss book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! It is a story about traveling through the adventures, struggles, and victories of life. In one of my favorite sections, the story talks about experiencing the bumps and bruises that come in the journey of life. You’ll be...

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Debtors

[129 words] Years ago, King Charles V was loaned a large sum of money by a merchant. The note came due, but the King was bankrupt and unable to pay. The merchant gave a great banquet for the King. When all the guests were seated and before the food was brought in, the merchant had a large platter placed on the table and a fire lighted on it. Then taking the note out of his pocket, he burned it up. The King threw his arms around the merchant and wept. Like the King, we owe a debt to God that...

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An Illustration of God’s Grace

  [434 words] Shortly after David became king of Israel, he remembered a promise he had made to Jonathan and Saul concerning their descendants. To Jonathan, he promised to protect his life and to show lovingkindness to his house forever (1 Sam. 20:12-17). To Saul, he vowed not to cut off his descendants after him (1 Sam. 24:21-22). So in 2 Samuel chapter 9, David seeks out any descendants of Saul and of Jonathan to whom he may show favor. The only candidate he could find was Jonathan’s crippled son, Mephibosheth. So David summoned Mephibosheth into his presence. One can...

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Appreciating Grace

[237 words] “What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?” (Psalm 8:4, NKJV). When we take an honest look at ourselves, it is not difficult to identify with the Psalmist’s question. Weakness is a discouraging reality of our human nature. We are all abundantly aware of our own shortcomings, but what is particularly frustrating, is that the stronger we become in faith, the more aware we become as well. Therefore we find ourselves closer to Christ than ever before, but feeling farther away! This is very likely the struggle Paul...

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Depending Upon God’s Grace

[281 words] “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8). After these forty-two years of ministry, I have learned two important things. First, God’s servants are totally dependent upon the grace of God. God’s grace or favor provides far more than forgiveness. God shapes and molds us into the kind of people that He wishes us to be. In Philippians 1:6 Paul wrote, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work...

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