A microcosm of the larger problem

A microcosm of the larger problem

The big football league of America sure seems to be overwhelmed with serious moral issues right now…intentional concussion-giving players included. As far as the bandwagon media attention goes, the flow will soon give way to the ebb, but the issues won’t disappear. And maybe it’s just because the issues revolve around the behaviors and decisions of people (sin and temptation are common problems…

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Looking ahead

“Brothers I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and straining toward what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13,14, ESV).

We make the mistake of looking back in three ways:

  • Mistakes in the past: Here we marinate in our mistakes, hobble our current Christian endeavor,…

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(#207) The Proverbs of Solomon Proverbs 30:32-33-War-mongering Causes War

(#207) The Proverbs of Solomon Proverbs 30:32-33-War-mongering Causes War

Since God Created humans, only God can provide specific understanding of human behavior. God gave Solomon Divine Wisdom (1 Kings Chapters 3 and 10) to explain what and why behavior is as it is, and Proverbs 10:1-29:27 are randomly written, as if they were Solomon’s judgments about individual cases brought to him, or simply God-given explanations about life. Proverbs 30-31were added and preserved…

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Details Schmetails?

I received a flier in the mail yesterday that made me laugh. It advertised a vehicle that a vehicle was being sold for:

75% Off Original MSRP!² MSRP: $25,855  NOW: $6,464  (75% Discount) (2) 1 available at this price. 1998 GMC JIMMY #R527. Plus tax, title, license and $459 doc fee.

“Strangely” enough, the further down the ad read, the smaller the font size became. But still – come on, it’s 75%…

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A punch in the gut

A punch in the gut

“He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much” (Luke 16:10, KJV)

Greek scholar A.T. Robertson called the above statement “one of the profoundest sayings of Christ.” I’ll have to agree. Nothing punches us in the gut quite like Jesus sticking his nose in our personal business, especially our money (which is under…

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UPLift: How Blessed Are All who Fear the Lord

UPLift: How Blessed Are All who Fear the Lord

by J. Randal Matheny, UPLift/Your Day to Shine.com

Based on Psalm 128

How blessed are all who fear the Lord,
Who walk in all his ways;
For them are heaven’s blessings stored,
And riches all their days. (more…)

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Recently I accidentally discovered that my exhaustive NKJV…

Recently I accidentally discovered that my exhaustive NKJV…

Recently I accidentally discovered that my exhaustive NKJV concordance omitted a verse under a word heading. I pulled a NKJV off the shelf and the word was in my Bible, but not in my concordance. Later, I pulled another NKJV off the shelf and, sure enough, the word was not in that edition. So, evidently, the concordance was right, based on the edition it was using at the time. But it does point…

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Preaching and living

We must become Christians if we want to enter heaven. Christ paved a path to follow to reap the rewards of eternity. Head, heart and hands must all join as we live for the Lord.

Everything in Christianity was organized before time began (Ephesians 1:4), and God’s Word will be supreme after it ceases. What happens in the middle can have no effect because God’s will is so much bigger than we are.

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Moves, changes and choices

Moves, changes and choices

You may have noticed something different in the Forthright/GoSpeak sites recently. We’ve moved many of our sites to a new host server. Others will be moved there also after the first ones are tweaked. With the move come some minor issues, such as some missing articles, but we’re getting them resolved. Our thanks to webmaster Matt Clifton for his work on transferring the sites.

Yours Truly is…

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