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Posts by David Sproule

The Mystery of Christ

Sometimes we might read the word “mystery” in the New Testament and think that it is something cloaked, cryptic and cannot be understood.  Such is FAR from the truth.  In fact, when we read the word “mystery” in Ephesians 3, it is clearly something that is understandable.  Let’s consider together—what is “the mystery of Christ”? The word “mystery” is found a couple…

“I want more!”

The Little Mermaid Ariel expressed the hearts of many. She had lots of “neat” “stuff.” Most would think her “collection’s complete” and that she was “the girl who has everything,” with “treasures untold…gadgets and gizmos a-plenty…whooz-its and whats-its galore.” Even with all that she had, her heart poured forth, “No big deal. I want more!” Are we like that? Look around at your “neat stuff.” Look around at…

Keep focused

The Bible draws a sharp distinction between that which is “temporary” and that which is “eternal.” Unfortunately, we have a hard time keeping that distinction clear and foremost in our minds. It is so easy to get “fixed” on money (having it or not having it), houses or cars (having nice ones or needing new ones), our jobs (having one or not having one,…

He Knew No Sin, But Why?

There are some amazing things that we read about Jesus in the Bible.  It is absolutely amazing to read about His fulfillment of over 300 specific Old Testament prophecies (many of which were completely out of His hands regarding fulfillment).  It is amazing to read about the miracles that He performed.  It is amazing to read of those occasions when He knew…

You can know you’re not condemned

One of the greatest, most comforting, most reassuring, most empowering verses in all of the New Testament is Romans 8:1. After establishing that those seeking to be justified by the law were in fact condemned by the law, Paul assures New Testament Christians, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the…

It’s ok to let someone else have the credit

We like to receive credit for things that we do. We like to receive recognition and a pat on the back. And, if someone else receives credit for something we did, it almost feels like we’ve been robbed. But, is that really a big deal? Think about some Biblical principles. “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each…