Posts from November 2018

Posts from November 2018

Sound Words, November 25, 2018

Till There Was No Remedy Zedekiah, a young and arrogant king of Judah, chose to do evil. He would not humble himself to hear God’s direction as provided by the prophet Jeremiah. He further rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar under whom the nation was captive. The leaders of the people, including the priests followed Zedekiah headlong into depravity. “And the LORD God of their fathers sent warnings to them by His messengers, rising up early and sending them, because He had compassion…

Sound Words, November 18, 2018

“I’m a Card Sender” Frequently we find limitations to what we can accomplish despite our desire to be of greater service. The disciples disappointed Jesus in His hour of great need. He returned from fervent prayer to find them sleeping. Jesus observed, ”The spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak”(Mk 14:38 NKJV). Many of us are discovering the effects of aging and the limitations that accompany this inevitable process. Others must invest their entire strength into a battle…

Sound Words, November 11, 2018

Are We Too Legalistic? Christians are often accused of being “too legalistic.” Legalistic means “adhering excessively to law or formula.” Is there any merit to the accusation? To answer a question such as this we need to first understand authority. The concept of authority is defined by the very existence of and nature of God. Recall Pharaoh’s bold statement, “Who is the Lord that I should obey His voice to let Israel go?” (Ex 5:2) A battle of wills followed.…

Sound Words, November 4, 2018

He’s an Evangelist Today begins a new chapter in the history of the congregation meeting here at Tomlinson Run. Paul and Coral are safely settled in their new location and their new work begins today. The same questions linger. Why did he leave? Wasn’t he happy here? Were we not at peace and improving spiritually? Didn’t he love us? Why did he feel compelled to go? I recently was privileged to sit at the feet of our aged brother, Sewell…