What A Day

Eliza Hewitt, a school teacher in Philadelphia (1898), who wanted to reach her students with the Gospel wrote the classic hymn, “When We All Get to Heaven.” The music was written by Emily Wilson, who was also the wife of a Methodist District Superintendent. The anticipation of Heaven has often been described as the oxygenContinue reading “What A Day”

1 Timothy 4:7-16 (KJV)

4:7-9 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. There is a compellingContinue reading “1 Timothy 4:7-16 (KJV)”

1 Timothy 3:8-16 (KJV)

3:8-10 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. The word “likewise” places deacons in aContinue reading “1 Timothy 3:8-16 (KJV)”

Ephesians 6:10-24 (KJV)

6:10-11 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Finally. The word indicates that a conclusion is imminent; however, there is still something that must be addressed. ThatContinue reading “Ephesians 6:10-24 (KJV)”

The Good, The Bad, and The Spirit

I recently read an insightful, yet secular article that offered a good bit of life advice.  It proposed the idea that if we stop constantly rating our life experiences as good and bad, that we could live meaningfully “in the moment”. This is a fascinating concept; although, it can develop into a very frightening realityContinue reading “The Good, The Bad, and The Spirit”

Ephesians 4:17-24

4:17-19 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling haveContinue reading “Ephesians 4:17-24”

Ephesians 4:1-7 (KJV)

4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called Beginning in chapter 4, Paul redirects his attention from primarily doctrinal to primarily practical. This is our state currently as Christians and how to practically live out our faith.  He begins by referring toContinue reading “Ephesians 4:1-7 (KJV)”

Ephesians 3:1-12 (KJV)

3:1-2 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward This chapter division begins by Paul addressing the cause (reasoning) behind his message.  He says “For this cause”, after chapter 2 ends withContinue reading “Ephesians 3:1-12 (KJV)”