Posts by Adam Berdine

Posts by Adam Berdine

Sound Words

Sound Words, January 27, 2019

Naaman’s Baptism There are many types and anti-types in the Bible. Many are deliberate Old Testament stories or characters that foreshadow principles revealed in later days. Deliberate or not, there is a parallel to baptism seen in a well-known Old Testament story – the healing of Naaman. On the surface, some parallels are clearly evident. Both involve washing in water; both persons are healed and made purely clean. Beyond that, a closer look at Naaman reveals an attitude seen over…

Sound Words, September 30, 2018

Keeping Watch We are not as familiar with the concept of keeping watch as were previous generations. Construction techniques and materials have made our lives more secure. Hi-tech cameras and sensors monitor our country, businesses, homes and even the baby’s crib. Technology has certainly reduced the human effort required but has in no wise eliminated the need for this essential function. We must keep watch against foreign invaders, homegrown terrorists, domestic criminals of all sorts, politicians, a multitude of natural…

Moments Wisdom – September 30, 2018

A Moment’s Wisdom “I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.”  This anonymous Quaker Proverb was published in Household Words: A Weekly Journal. The year was 1859. It beautifully expresses a truth that Jesus recognized and defined approximately 1830 years prior.…

Sound Words, September 23, 2018

Life’s Little Lessons XXIV Three Crosses “Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.’ But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, ‘Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.’ Then he said to Jesus, ‘Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.’…

Moments Wisdom – September 02, 2018

A Moments Wisdom –No man ever sank under the burden of the day. It is when tomorrow’s burden is added to the burden of today, that the weight is more than a man can bear. –If there is one thing that pierces the Master’s heart with unutterable grief, it is not the iniquities of the worldly, but the indifference of the religious. –Men often worry more about losing their hair than their tempers. –Learn the crucial shopping discipline: to know…
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