Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Feeling Thankful

I, being such a great sinner, am grateful for an even greater Savior!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

A New Life


Our Father's love wafts throughout creation,
And flows to every nation,
Conquering abomination,
Setting captives free;

Free from the curse of sin,
And the hatred found within,
Within the hearts of men,
For all eternity.

In Christ our debt is paid,
And reconciliation made,
'Cause all on Him was laid,
The wrath of justice sworn;

Now by faith we are restored,
To proclaim that He is Lord,
And receive Heaven's reward,
Having been reborn!

Sonny Davis - 11/29/14

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jesus Christ our Creator - CMI Mobile (Link)

Here's a very good article that I thought I'd pass along.  It is well worth the read as it does an excellent job in explaining the Trinity.  This link will take you to another website.  The article is written by Jonathan Sarfati

Jesus Christ our Creator - CMI Mobile

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Valley of Vision

The Valley of Vision

Lord, High and Holy, Meek and Lowly,
You have brought me to the valley of vision,
where I live in the depths but see you in the heights;
hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold your glory.
Let me learn by paradox that the way down is the way up,
that to be low is to be high,
that the broken heart is the healed heart,
that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,
that the repenting soul is the victorious soul,
that to have nothing is to possess all,
that to bear the cross is to wear the crown,
that to give is to receive,
that the valley is the place of vision.
Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells,
and the deeper the wells the brighter your stars shine;
Let me find your light in my darkness,
your life in my death,
your joy in my sorrow,
your grace in my sin,
your riches in my poverty,
your glory in my valley.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Is a Day Really a Day? Some Intriguing Questions to Consider.

Here's a few questions for you:

  1. According to the Scriptures, how many days was Jesus tempted in the wilderness?
  2. How many days did it rain while Noah was on the ark?
  3. How many days was Jesus in the tomb?
  4. How many days was Lazarus dead and in his tomb?
  5. After his resurrection, how many days does the Bible say Jesus taught and preached before he ascended to Heaven?
**Now, here's a tricky one for you:  How long did it take God to create the Heavens and the Earth and all that is in them? 

If you are honest, chances are that you can rattle of the first five questions with valid answers from the Bible and you wouldn't hesitate to insist that the definition of a day in those answers are literal 24 hour periods of time; however, when you ponder the account of creation, you may be persuaded to consider otherwise.  Why is that?

The answer is simple, but complex, and I really don't intend to go through all of the intricacies here on this post; rather, I'd simply like to get you to consider why you (or those you know) find it hard to believe that the days of creation are literal 24 hour time periods.  Many people would be quick to site 2 Peter 3:8 and say that a day with the Lord is like a thousand years.  While that verse does indeed say that, it is not the context for creation, but perhaps more importantly, would you be willing to subject those other five questions listed above with the same reasoning?  Why not?

For me personally, this is a non-issue.  I believe that God meant what he said as he inspired the Holy Scriptures to say that he created the heavens and the earth in six days and rested on the seventh.  I also believe that our calendar week is patterned after Exodus 20:8-11 that says "8“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. 11For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy."

For more valuable insight to this discussion, please read the following articles:

Have a blessed day.  (Did I really mean a literal 24 hour period?)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Saturday Wrap...a day late!

It has been a busy week at work due to the work stoppage caused by the big freeze here in the South.  I've had to play catch up and it has resulted in my having to work on both Saturday and Sunday of this weekend, thus I'm a bit late on the Saturday Wrap.  Even so, I have had time to discover a few interesting posts this week.  Here they are:

"Those Dragons Underneath Our Beds"  An excellent insight from the DG Blog that claims "How we approach him reveals what we think we’ll find."

"Falling Plates"  Have you seen this short video of the Gospel Message?  It's definitely worth the time...what do you think?

Here's an interesting snippet from Trip Lee's post "Why I Married a White Girl" featured on the TGC Blog: 
"You want your spouse to be godly and humble. And as my wife and I begin to raise our first child, I couldn't be more grateful for her. She's an amazing mom and godly influence on my son—neither of which has anything to do with her ethnic background. It's okay to prefer certain things in a spouse, but we have to submit our desires to what God wants for us in a spouse. What I wanted and needed most was a godly partner, and that's exactly what he provided."   

Have a blessed week!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Grammy Awards: What Did You Expect?

"There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death." - Proverbs 14:12

After reading about all of the hubbub surrounding the Grammys, I'm left to consider "what's all the fuss about?"  I mean really, what did you expect?  Did you expect to see God being glorified?  Did you expect to see performers being modest, or did you expect to see any of the fruits of the Spirit manifested?  Were you surprised to see an "anti-biblical", "progressive", "deviant",  "culturally-relevant" message being conveyed?

If we are perplexed by any of the above questions, then perhaps we are not seeking answers in the right places.  If you profess to be a Bible believing Christian, then you definitely are misguided in your presumptions and you are certainly looking to all of the wrong places for answers!

While it is true that Jesus involved Himself in the life of sinners, it is also true that He wasn't influenced by what the culture deemed as normal, nor did he participate in those sinful activities.  In fact, Jesus was radical in many of His teachings, contrary to what many of the so-called "teachers of the Law" were advocating.  He would be what many in the media would call a "right wing extremist" today. He was very "anti-cultural".  Jesus' purpose was to save sinners, not to perpetuate, or revel in their sinfulness!

In closing, let me end my random rant by saying this:  I think Jesus would have gotten up on stage and overturned mics, tables, and props, when acts such as those that were performed perverted the message of the Bible (if you watched, or read anything about the performances, you'll understand what I'm talking about).  He would have then offered a clear, concise (though very anti-progressive according to today's standards)  message that would have started with "It is written...!"

"How can a young man keep his way pure?  By guarding it according to your word.  With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!  I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you." - Psalm 119: 9-11