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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
I encourage you to read Malachi 1:6-8, 2:4-8, 17; 3:13-15. In this Book, the prophet Malachi is rebuking the spiritual leaders of Israel for several reasons. 1. They were despising God’s name, and not honoring Him. They were teaching the people that God’s Word - even God Himself - was not very important, and that it’s okay to disobey Him and dishonor Him (1:6-8).
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
I encourage you to read Matthew 24:1-8 for our study. But first: Why study the signs of the end? 1. The wise are to understand these signs - Dan 12:10. 2. Jesus said we should know these signs - Mt 24:32-33. 3. Studying prophecy keeps us looking for Jesus’ return - Lk 21:28.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
In the Old Testament God commanded Abraham saying, "And every male among you who is eight days old shall be circumcised...(Genesis 17:12). Why eight days old instead of four days or fourteen days? In 1935 professor H. Dam proposed the name 'vitamin K' for the factor in foods that helped prevent hemorrhaging in baby chicks.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
It occurred to me that God is happy with us when we thank Him for what we have, and are not always whining about what we don’t have. I was thinking about what I’ve done for my kids, and when they thank me, it causes me to want to do more for them. I’m sure that God feels the same way, wouldn’t you think, since we were created in His image?
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
On a monument erected by the state of Virginia one can read this inscription, “Matthew Fontaine Maury, Pathfinder of the Seas, the genius who first snatched from the oceans and atmosphere the secret of their laws. His inspiration, Holy Writ, Psalm 8:8; Ecclesiastes 1:6”. In his right hand is a pencil and compass.
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
Dan 12:10 says, “Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.” As we learned last week, according to God’s Word, the wise are those that fear the Lord; and what they understand are the signs of the end times.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
Does someone owe something to you? Have you loaned money to someone who never paid you back? Has it ruined your friendship? Perhaps separated sisters or brothers or family members? We have to let it go. We must forgive them and forget it. Go make peace with them, and if it’s too late because the Lord called them home, just give it to God, and ask Him to help you forgive them and yourself, too!
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
The man Job lived in about 2000 B.C., and as detailed in the Bible book called by his name, endured great suffering. In the book, when God speaks to Job and discusses the limit of Job’s knowledge, God said, “Have you entered into the springs of the sea? Or walked in the recesses of the deep” (Job 38:16)?
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
“Luke 11:5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; 6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 10, 2014
Read Dan. 12:1-10. Verse 10 says, “Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.” Who are the wise, and what shall they understand? According to God’s Word, the wise are those that fear the Lord; and what they understand are the signs of the end times.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
I’d just like to share what is written in God’s Word, regarding ‘giving’ (or giving alms). Do you give alms? An alm is a charitable donation, according to my dictionary in my computer. I’m just sharing this because I came across it today, and thought it might be good for us to see, because everyone in Blanco gives to charities.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
Read Galatians 1:1-5. Verse 4 in particular says, “Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father.” Over the past couple of weeks we have looked at different fundamental roles of Jesus. Jesus our Intercessor and Jesus our Sacrifice.
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
The prophet Isaiah in about 700 BC said “It is He who sits above the vault (circle) of the earth” (Isaiah 40:22). The earth is of course not a perfect circle but the Hebrew word translated circle means circle, round, or sphere. It seems that in some ancient cultures, Babylonian, Egyptian, and China, there was a belief in a flat earth.
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 14, 2014
Astronomers and mathematicians of centuries past have attempted to calculate the number of stars in the heavens. Hipparchus, a Grecian (190-120 BC), gave the number of stars as 1,026. Ptolemy of Egypt (85-165 AD) suggested 1,056 stars. Kepler, a German (1571-1630), after which the Kepler satellite is named, gave the number as 1,006 stars.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 14, 2014
Ephesians 5:2 says, “And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savor.” Two weeks ago we talked about the wonderful fact that Jesus is our intercessor. He stands in the gap for us as Christians.