Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Archive for August 2020

Proverbs 31:9 NASB

“Open your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.” Proverbs 31:9 NASB   How do you judge righteously? First off, judging doesn’t seem like something we should even be about. Drawing conclusions based on God’s truth is probably a little safer. And, in a time when we are being pushed…

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Call #12 – I Think You Are Invincible – Kevin

Call #12 – I Think You Are Invincible – Kevin Date: August 27, 2020 Scripture text: Romans 8:35-39 Kevin Flannagan The secret to being invincible is not weapons, superpowers, or even our co-warriors, although they can all be important gifts in our arsenal. The secret to invincibility is found in Paul’s insight to the Church…

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Proverbs 30:5 NASB

“Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.” Proverbs 30:5 NASB I don’t always live like it, but it is a powerful truth that God’s word has a track record. Never, and I emphasize never, I mean seriously ponder that, never has God’s word not proven…

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Proverbs 29:14 NASB

“If a king judges the poor with truth, his throne will be established forever.” Proverbs 29:14 NASB   After years of working with many who are considered poor in our society, here is a truth about them. No one chooses to be or to remain poor. There are certainly some in this world who intentionally…

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Proverbs 28:27

“He who gives to the poor will never want, but he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.” Proverbs 28:27 NASB   There are a number of places in the Bible that remind us that you can’t out give God. This is one of them. As a young Christian, I found it a little…

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Proverbs 27:7 NASB

“A sated man loathes honey, but to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.” Proverbs 27:7 NASB I’m on a diet. Like a lot of people, and as a diabetic for almost 40 years, I’ve pretty much always been on a diet of some sort. My favorite diet was the see-food diet. You know…

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Proverbs 26:12 NASB

“Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.” Proverbs 26:12 NASB Solomon spends the first few verses basically telling us how worthless and untrustworthy a fool is. Then he takes it one step further. After all the derision about fools, he tells us…

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Proverbs 25:4 NASB

“Take away the dross from the silver, and there comes out a vessel for the smith;” Proverbs 25:4 NASB   Dross removal is a very unpleasant process. Here is the definition: “dross • \DRAHSS\ • noun. 1: the scum that forms on the surface of molten metal 2: waste or foreign matter: impurity 3: something…

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Proverbs 24:11 NASB

“Deliver those who are being taken away to death, and those who are staggering to slaughter, oh hold them back.” Proverbs 24:11 NASB   There is an intentional application of this verse to both the physical and spiritual world. The saying, “He who neglects to save a life, kills,” should lay heavy on the Christian’s…

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Proverbs 23:1 NASB

“When you sit down to dine with a ruler, consider carefully what is before you,” Proverbs 23:1 NASB   This verse is all about humility; not knowing your place in society or being subservient. Humility is a character trait very much in need these days. It’s not about false modesty – that is equivalent to…

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