Sermons (Page 74)
The word “diligently” means “to sharpen, to pierce through, to give a sharp edge, like sharpening a knife.” It is an intensely strong command with the idea of an assertive teaching process in a family setting.
Job understood that God permits adversity into our lives. Job understood that it is a natural part of the cycle of life in this world. He understood that how one bears with adversity in this world determines his destiny in the world to come. Then his wife said to him, Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die! 10 But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed…
Edification – “oikodome: architecture, a structure; confirmation, building up, edify, edification, edifying” (Strongs)
“The predictions of things to come that relate to the state of the Church amongst the old Prophets, Daniel is most distinct in order of time and easiest to be understood. Daniel is in the greatest credit amongst the Jews, and to reject his prophecies, is to reject the Christian religion.” (Sir Isaac Newton, Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel, 1733)
What are “Besetting Sins”? It is a temptation and sin that one finds it particularly hard for him to resist and often finds himself easily tangled up in it.
“Preach the Gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.” (Francis of Assisi)
“Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?” (Marcus Aurelius)
Do you ever get discouraged in your efforts at reaching out to others with the gospel message? Does it seem like we are teaching hearts of stone that have no interest in God’s gracious offer of a new life? Learn to accept the fact that some doors are closed, and that is God’s will