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Posts by David Sproule

Hear Ye Him!

Who are the most common people that we “listen to” today?  For some of us, it’s our mom and dad, or our grandfather or grandmother.  The wisdom of those generations is something we ought to cherish.  For some of us, we listen to what our friends have to say.  We care about what they think.  For some of us, we listen carefully…

Is something out of tune?

Sometimes it’s easy to point the finger at others and not make application to ourselves first. Sometimes we might use a verse to talk about other people and think it only applies to them (and not us). Before we ever censure others, we must first make the application to ourselves.  Take Matthew 15:8 for example. We readily direct this at others, but what about you? What…

How many loaves do you have?

Counting up all of the men, women and children, there were likely well over 10,000 people who had “continued with” Jesus “three days” and had “nothing to eat” (Matt. 15:32). Jesus wanted to feed them, but the disciples said, “Where could we get enough bread?” WHERE? What a question! Jesus asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” (15:33-34). Think about being asked that question. “How many…

Baptism Frees One from Sin—Simple As That!

It is amazing how determined so many folks are to deny the clear Bible teaching that “baptism now saves us” (1 Pet. 3:21), to the point that they argue nonsensically against passages that plainly teach the essentiality of baptism for salvation.  One of their favorite passages is Romans 6. Advocates for the false doctrine of “baptism is NOT essential for salvation” like…

You don’t have to understand it for it to be true

Sometimes people approach the Bible with great skepticism. That’s ok. They should question things. But after researching the Bible and coming to know its true Divine origin (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; 1 Cor. 2:10-13), one must conclude that since the Bible proves itself to be from God, then everything in the Bible is from God, and therefore, absolutely true. Now, whether I fully…

“But God, we used a new cart!”

During the reign of King David, he wanted to bring the ark of God back from Kirjath Jearim, where it had been “since the days” of Saul (1 Chron. 13:1-3). They planned a celebratory time of great joy, including making sure that they secured “a new cart” upon which to transport the ark (13:7). Why does the Bible give us the detail that it…

Jesus Knew He Was Going to the Cross

Was the cross a surprise to Jesus?  Did He know that was coming?  Some have suggested that the cross was “Satan’s plan” and was “not in God’s plan” or part of “God’s will.”  They suggest that God had “an altar” in mind but “crucifixion” was Satan’s idea.  Does Scripture support that conclusion? First, there is the reality that Jesus was crucified by…

He is NOT your friend!

In Scripture, the devil is called “the wicked one” (Matt. 13:19, 38; Eph. 6:16), “the evil one” (Matt. 6:13; John 17:15; 2 Thess. 3:3), “a murderer” (John 8:44), “a liar and the father of” lies (John 8:44), “the tempter” (Matt. 4:3; 1 Thess. 3:5), “your adversary” (1 Pet. 5:8), “a roaring lion” (1 Pet. 5:8), “the accuser” (Rev. 12:10), “the enemy” (Matt.…