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Parcels from the Preacher: January 7, 2024

See if this sounds vaguely familiar: boy saves day then gets the girl. Truth, right? Just a thought, hasn’t mankind always desired a hero? Wanting to be that hero? To be able to rush in at the last second (to dramatic music BTW) and accomplish the miraculous! The reality is, we cannot fly, do not hold superpowers, and we cannot save. Neither physically, not spiritually. This position is reserved only for the Lord. He is there in our darkest hour…

Parcels from the Preacher: January 7, 2024

“O Saviour, bless us ere we go; Thy word into our minds instil, And make our lukewarm hearts to glow, With lowly love and fervent will. Through life’s long day and death’s dark night, O gentle Jesus, be our light. A-men”. Just a thought, how desperately do we need the Lord? I am sure someone other than myself has contemplated this at least once over their lifetime and have come to the same conclusion there is none outside of Him…

Parcels from the Preacher: December 31, 2023

Webster defines an agnostic as “a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God”. Just a thought, I find this personally intriguing. I can understand contemplating the impossible. In the sixth of Hebrews, the writer states, it is impossible for God to lie. In the nineteenth of Matthew, the Holy Spirit states, “with God…

Parcels from the Preacher: December 24, 2023

“Again the Lord of light and life Awakes the kindling ray, Unseals the eyelids of the morn, And pours increasing day”. Just a thought, have you thanked the Lord for waking you this day? To often we rise, get busy with the daily activities, and hurriedly go about the actions we find the most important to us. The merriment of our hearts should be in unison with the sun as David recorded in the fifty-seventh of the Psalms. Offer up…

Parcels from the Preacher: December 17, 2023

Just a thought, are you a “diehard”? This term normally applies to anyone with a strong dedication to a particular set of beliefs. I do not believe the term itself is negative because it engages one of the emotions God gives unto all: passion. But sentiments must not be displaced, hence the term diehard. Some people’s intransigent lifestyle delivers aggression and pain towards all others. We tend to do this in politics, sports, education, and religion. We should not honor…

Parcels from the Preacher: December 10, 2023

The term “white elephant” is often used at office parties for gift exchange or associated with human failures all around our society. It normally refers to any burdensome possession. Just a thought, who would desire to have a possession so burdensome, it would wreck at one’s soul? You and I of course! In the second of Ecclesiastes, Solomon tarried to state, “I hated life because the work that was done under the sun was distressing to me”. Most of the…

Parcels from the Preacher: December 3, 2023

“I sing because I’m happy. I sing because I’m free. His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches me (He watches me). His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches. I know He watches. I know He watches me” Just a thought, is God really omniscient? Job thirty-seven records God being perfect in knowledge. The third of First John accounts God recognizes the very aim of our hearts. The Palmist records God determining the…

Parcels from the Preacher: November 19, 2023

Is it me, or does everyone seem to be arguing over every little thing? Just a thought, what exactly does it mean to “fight the good fight”? We understand through Scripture, each of us has a fight to fight as see with Paul in the fourth of Second Corinthians. We also understand some battles belong to God, not ourselves as recorded in the seventeenth of First Samuel. We should also gather some conflicts are useless to the Lord because they…

Parcels from the Preacher: November 12, 2023

“Let my hands perform His bidding; Let my feet run in His ways; Let mine eyes see Jesus only; Let my lips speak forth His praise. All for Jesus! All for Jesus! Let my lips speak forth His praise. All for Jesus! All for Jesus! Let my lips speak forth His praise”. Just a thought, when a person says they will forsake all for Jesus, they often forget how difficult sometimes this can be. Peter declared this form of sacrifice…

Parcels from the Preacher: November 5, 2023

“Lord Jesus Christ, be present now, our hearts in true devotion bow, your Spirit send with grace divine, and let your truth within us shine”. Just a thought, how often do we call on the name of the Lord? It seems very often in moments of distress like Peter in the fourteenth of Matthew. Perhaps we stand in judgment of the Lord and cry out for urgent care as we find in the first of Habakkuk. Truly Jesus is Lord…

Parcels from the Preacher: October 29, 2023

In the fiftieth of the Psalms we find, “The Mighty One, God the LORD, Has spoken and called the earth. From the rising of the sun to its going down. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God will shine forth. Our God shall come, and shall not keep silent; A fire shall devour before Him, And it shall be very tempestuous all around Him”. Just a thought, either God has spoken or He has not. There a quite a…

Parcels from the Preacher: October 22, 2023

“I sing because I’m happy. I sing because I’m free. His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches me (He watches me). His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches. I know He watches. I know He watches me” Just a thought, is God really omniscient? Job thirty-seven records God being perfect in knowledge. The third of First John accounts God recognizes the very aim of our hearts. The Palmist records God determining the…