'Sound Words' Tagged Posts (Page 17)

'Sound Words' Tagged Posts (Page 17)

Sound Words, August 5, 2018

Life’s Little Lessons XX  Practicing What You Preach “Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying: The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do” (Matt. 23:1-3). A certain fountain pen salesman persuaded a merchant to order 500 dozen pens. He was writing the order in his notebook when suddenly the…

Sound Words, July 29, 2018

Dealing with a Diotrephes By Paul R. Blake “I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us. Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church” (3John 9-10). Many congregations have one; you know, a…

Sound Words, July 22, 2018

Life’s Little Lessons XIX The Heroic Dimension “Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me” (Matt. 16:24). Three military recruiters showed up to address high school seniors. Each recruiter, representing the Army, Navy, and Marines, was given fifteen minutes to speak. The Army and Navy recruiters got carried away, so when it came time for the Marine to speak, he had just two…

Sound Words, July 15, 2018

Jesus the Common Man By Kent Heaton             “He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him” (Isa. 53:2). The Son of God is the express image of the glory of the Father. There are no words in the language of men that can fully comprehend what God looks like and the glory of His presence. To consider that Jesus dwelt with the Father and became flesh is beyond…

Sound Words, July 8, 2018

What Parents Can Do For Their Children Parents can give you life, but they cannot live that life for you. Parents can buy you lovely things, but they cannot make you lovable. Parents can give you some good advice about your friends, but they cannot choose good friends for you. Parents can give you their love, but they cannot force you to accept it. Parents can give you direction, but they cannot always be there to lead you. Parents can…

Sound Words, July 1, 2018

He Takes Thought of Me By Kent Heaton           “But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinks upon me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God” (Psalm 40:17). There are a lot of things on the mind of God. It is an incredible volume of knowledge that is contained within the spirit of the Creator as He thinks upon all He has created. The universe is held together…

Sound Words, June 24, 2018

Answering More Questions on Catholicism By Paul R. Blake Question: “What is your opinion of the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation?” Answer: I am happy to answer your question; however, as I’ve said before, I don’t do opinion, but I will contrast the doctrine of transubstantiation against what is written in scripture. It is defined as: “the doctrine of the change of substance or essence by which the bread and wine offered in the sacrifice of the sacrament of the Eucharist…

Sound Words, June 17, 2018

Life’s Little Lessons XVIII “I Hungered to See the Dawn”             “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned” (Matt. 4:15-16). A man named Rudd told what it is like to live at the North Pole during three months of…
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