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Posts by David Sproule (Page 263)

“I respect the Bible, and I take it as an allegorical book.”

One of the best known personalities on television today, and one whose comments I typically respect, was defending the Bible on his show recently, but actually did more harm than good.  I’m not interested in evaluating this individual’s motives, but more concerned about how his views of the Bible are typical of “well-meaning,” Bible-believing people today. The guest who was on this…

“Why can’t everybody just be like me?”

There is nothing that comes close to the unique and wonderful nature of the Lord’s church anywhere in all the earth—past, present or future!  Only the perfect, loving and awesome God could take ALL the DIFFERENT kinds of people and bring them TOGETHER into perfect, loving and awesome harmony.  Think about all the kinds of folks there are in the family of…

At Your Best Without God vs. Less Than Your Best With God

The Lord relented from destroying Nineveh in the 8th century B.C., after they repented at the preaching of Jonah.  However, over a century later, their vile condition was set to be punished through the justice of God.  There was nothing they could do. Nineveh was so haughty regarding their own might and wealth, they considered their fortified position unassailable by anyone.  The…

The Visual Dictionary (Entries I-L)

A “Pictorial Dictionary” or “Visual Dictionary” gives visual representations for each of the entries on its pages.  If you were selecting a Bible character to depict each of the following words, who would you choose to put in your “Visual Dictionary”? IGNITER. For more than a decade, “the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem ceased, and it was…

Constantly Under Construction

Immediate satisfaction and instant gratification.  That’s what we all want!  We don’t like waiting.  We are not very patient sometimes.  That’s one reason that fast food, instant coffee, microwaves and cable modems have grown so popular.  However, it is not possible to apply this “on-the-spot fulfillment” to every aspect of our lives. When it comes to building homes and commercial structures, it…

James & the Great Blessing of Prayer

The Book of James has been called “The Book of Monday-through-Saturday-Religion.”  That’s not a bad description, considering how very practical the teachings of its 108 verses are for our lives today.  Especially refreshing and informative are its teachings on the subject of prayer.  Take time to study the following notes. James tells us the most fundamental principle of prayer.  “Let him ask…

Whatcha Got Planned?

Our calendars are full.  Our schedules are crazy.  We are busy, busy people.  How do you decide what goes on your calendar and what does not?  How do you decide if your schedule has room for a new entry or not?  Here’s how too many make their plans: “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a…