Posts by dandowning

Glorify God COLLECTIVELY!

            “That you may, with ONE MIND & ONE MOUTH, glorify God, even The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!”     (Romans 15:6)   As I write this blog, I’m sitting about 10 feet from the edge of the great Atlantic Ocean.  From time to time, an extra-large wave, crashing upon the sandy beach,…

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“Works Compliment Faith”

“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead, also.”                                                                              …

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Unquestioning Obedience

As I’m writing this little blog, we have just come through the celebrations of The Passion Week of our Lord. Palm Sunday, Good Friday, & Easter Sunday are now behind us for another year. However, I trust and pray that our celebrations of Jesus’ Resurrection are not behind us. Hopefully, they will always be fresh,…

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Our Greatest Investments

President Franklin D. Roosevelt is credited with making the following statement, “We cannot always build the future for our Youth, but we can always build our Youth for the future!”   There is SO much truth in that statement and it corresponds with thoughts that have been on my mind a lot, of late.  As…

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Kindness, Always…

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God, for Christ’s sake, has forgiven you.”    (Eph. 4:32) A former adult Sunday School teacher in the church I was pastoring years ago used to stop at the door on his way out of church, and hand/tell me a little saying or story pertinent to…

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“The Bible, God’s Word”

My eyebrows shot skyward the moment I saw the headline in my evening newspaper: “Looking For Proof of the Bible in Stones.” As I read the article about various mideastern archaeological diggings, from time to time certain statements caused my eyebrow level to heighten even more: “A.B.T. is an archaeologist who doubts anything he can’t…

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Too Wonderful For Words

Though there are many wonderful “Christmas Verses” in the Bible, one of my all-time favorites is II Corinthians 9 : 15.  There, the Apostle Paul who was doing the inspired writing, wrote of Jesus with the words, “Thanks be unto God for His Unspeakable Gift!”  I love The Living Bible’s paraphrase of that verse: “Thank…

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We Must KNOW!

There is no doubt that America has become very polarized over cultural and social issues, today.  There are two irreconcilable worldviews colliding like tectonic plates in our society and the result has already been, and will continue to inevitably be, some serious and shaking cultural and religious earthquakes! In light of that, we who believe The Bible…

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Getting to Know Him

As I’ve watched people over the years and in different settings and cultures, I have observed the obvious. People are most comfortable with folks they know and are accustomed to being around. That brought me to another observation. When a person meets Jesus he is at a crossroads. His life has been turned completely around…

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What Is Planted in Your Heart?

I’ve been reading in James lately both in personal Bible reading and a Bible study. James tells us to be quick to listen and slow to speak, and slow to anger. He goes on to tell us that anger doesn’t produce the attitude that God wants. He says to get rid of the filthiness from…

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