Posts by Ken Fleeman

Posts by Ken Fleeman

SOUND WORDS, DEC 4, 2022

PRAYING FOR ONE ANOTHER It is a fact that Christians are to pray for one another (1 Thessalonians 1:2; 5:25). This is a blessing that draws us closer together as we approach the throne of God. It is not merely something that we might do, but something that we must do. Christians praying for one another is found throughout the New Testament. Peter in Prison When Peter was thrown into prison, “constant prayer was offered to God for him by…

SOUND WORDS, NOV 30, 2022

PARENTHOOD AND PATTERNS Perhaps no one will argue with me when I say that there is no power you can have over your children that is equal to the influence of your example. Yet it may be that it is in this respect that the greatest failures occur. We may expect our children to be directed by what we say, yet we may fail miserably to establish a strong influence over them because we do not “practice what we preach.”…

SOUND WORDS, NOV 20, 2022

IS THE WORLD COMING TO AN END? The terror in Israel continues on a daily basis. Memories of September 11 haunt the corners of every mind in America. Fires burn out of control, droughts plague vast areas of the land, crime is on the rise, immorality runs unchecked and according to Time Magazine, “One-third of Americans say they are paying more attention now to how the news might relate to the end of the world” [July 1, 2002; p. 42]. What do all these…

SOUND WORDS, NOV 13, 2022

PUTTING THE PREACHER IN HIS PLACE Carlos Valenzuela is coming to work with the Tomlinson Run church.  We are all very excited that he and his family are moving here.  His addition to the work here is very important to us.  In this article, I want to examine how we should think of him. • 1 Corinthians 4:1 (NKJV) Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Preachers are not over…

SOUND WORDS, NOV 6, 2022

THE CONSTANT BATTLE WITH IMPATIENCE Since patience is a virtue (2Peter 1:6), it should be no great surprise that Satan would often challenge us with the temptation to be impatient. Most people have had a lot of practice being impatient. We have grown accustomed to having what we want, when we want it. When that doesn’t happen, we frequently become impatient, which inevitably leads to other problems. A child may throw a tantrum if he has to wait his turn,…

SOUND WORDS, OCT 30, 2022

WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE WORLD? The world is a mess.  If you asked people what is wrong with the world, you would get a large variety of answers.  The answers depend on who you ask.  The poor might say, “The rich people won’t give us a chance.”  The rich might say in response, “The poor are lazy.”  Older people might say, “The young people don’t work the way we used to.”  The young might say, “The old people are afraid…

SOUND WORDS, OCT 23, 2022

THE TEMPORAL GIFTS OF GOD Do you ever think of the things God has given us? Do you realize that everything we have is from God? The temporal things that surround us are the blessings of God. It is God’s love that has brought these precious things to our enjoyment. Did you know that our life, breath, and everything we have is the gift of God? Do you remember when God created man that He formed him out of the…

SOUND WORDS, OCT 16, 2022

WEARY OF REPENTING The history of God’s longsuffering with the Israelites is lengthy. It is beyond human comprehension why He was so patient with them, but such is the difference between the Lord and man. So far is His mercy above our understanding that after He takes the time to tell us He will pardon the repentant (Isa. 55:6-7), He then goes on to explain His actions: “‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’…
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