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Thought for the Day (Page 180)

Preach another Jesus?

The very thought of preaching “another Jesus” seems absurd!  The general thought is that one either preaches Jesus or he doesn’t preach Jesus…he either believes in Jesus or he doesn’t believe in Jesus.  How is it possible that someone could preach but preach “another Jesus”? Paul warned the church at Corinth, “For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have…

“The first one to plead his cause seems right”

For those who have dealt with people (or we could just say “with children”) long enough, you’ve probably come to realize that there are usually (and almost always) two sides to every story.  Yet, how easily we forget that fact sometimes!  Solomon stated this truism in Proverbs 18:17 – “The first one to plead his cause seems right.”  You hear the first…

The Scripture cannot be broken

“If the Scripture says something, who are you to nullify it, set it aside or deem it unacceptable?” That is basically what Jesus was asking the Jews in John 10:34-36.  Jesus told the Jews, “Here is what the Scripture says…and the Scripture cannot be broken!” Oh, how that message needs to be heard by people in our nation today.  People are saying,…

Mold me and make me after Thy will!

The illustration of the potter and the clay is one that is employed frequently in the prophecies of Isaiah and Jeremiah.  Jeremiah went to a potter’s house, in Jeremiah 18, and saw a potter “making something at the wheel.  And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another…

Lukewarm won’t cut it!

If you had your choice, would you prefer an ice-cold glass of milk or a lukewarm one?  Ice-cold can of Coke or a lukewarm one?  If you had your choice, would you prefer a pleasantly hot (not boiling or burning) bowl of soup or a lukewarm one?  A pleasantly hot steak or a lukewarm one?  Many of us (and likely most of…

They forgot God’s name!

Jeremiah prophesied to Judah of their impending doom.  “Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD has gone forth in fury—A violent whirlwind!  It will fall violently on the head of the wicked.  The anger of the LORD will not turn back Until He has executed and performed the thoughts of His heart” (23:19-20).  God was angry with the false prophets—“Indeed they are prophets…

“Hate” – such a strong word!

“Hate” is one of the strongest words in the English language.  For someone to say, “I hate you,” burns down to the very depths of one’s soul.  So, we often teach our children to not say “hate,” and we ourselves refrain from directing that word toward others (hopefully). This makes Proverbs 26:28 all the more potent – “A lying tongue hates those…

Just keep reading. God will give the answer.

One of the most common arguments used against the Biblical doctrine of the necessity of baptism for salvation is based on a misunderstanding of the events in Acts 10.  If you want to have a full understanding of those events in Acts 10, just keep reading into Acts 11.  It is often suggested, “Since the Holy Spirit fell on Cornelius and his…