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Parcels from the Preacher: October 15, 2023

In the eighteenth of Matthew, we find an impressive scenario, “The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’ Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt”. Notice how one in a position of power does not use their influence to condemn, but to forgive. Just a thought, how often do you and I surrender to “positive intent”? Would I have…

Parcels from the Preacher: October 8, 2023

Seems like the older I get the more complicated life appears to become and I forget the simplicity of things as recorded in the eleventh of Second Corinthians. Life is not really that convoluted. Think about these words, “He’s got the whole world in his hands. He’s got the whole wide world in his hands. He’s got the whole world in his hands. He’s got the whole world in his hands”. When we were small, this was all that was…

Parcels from the Preacher: October 1, 2023

“Jesus, draw us, ever nearer, Hold us in your loving arms. Wrap us in Your gentle presence, When the end comes, bring us home”. Just a thought, I have had the pleasure to be at the bedside of the faithful in those final moments of life’s breath. Undoubtedly, there is a unique feeling knowing this person is going on to be with their Lord as recorded in the fourteenth of Revelation. But did you know, not everyone goes home to…

Parcels from the Preacher: September 23, 2023

“Alas! and did my Savior bleed, and did my Sovereign die! Would he devote that sacred head for sinners such as I? Was it for crimes that I have done, he groaned upon the tree? Amazing pity! Grace unknown! And love beyond degree!” Just a thought, how many of us would volunteer to give our lives for another? I am sure we have all watched such passionate Hollywood depictions, but rarely witnessed this in the real world. But 2000 years…

Parcels from the Preacher: September 17, 2023

Have you ever been “read the riot act”? It is an actual thing. In the early 18th century, the British government was given the authority to label any group of more than 12 people a threat to the peace. Any person who remained an hour later would be detained. Sound familiar? As much as any could argue, history has not been kind or consistent in its legislation of foreigners or its citizens. How can a person be labeled a champion…

Parcels from the Preacher: September 10, 2023

In the sixth of First Timothy we find the term “contentment”. Webster defines it as, “a state of happiness and satisfaction”. Just a thought, is it at possible for a person to be content; at anything? Paul stated he had learned. So, is it possible all could learn? God states we should be happy for our present blessings as recorded in the sixteenth of Proverbs. In the second of Exodus, we see Moses finding soulful peace in the house of…

Parcels from the Preacher: September 3, 2023

In the sixth of Luke Jesus states, “But woe to you who are rich, For you have received your consolation. Woe to you who are full, For you shall hunger. Woe to you who laugh now, For you shall mourn and weep. Woe to you when all men speak well of you, For so did their fathers to the false prophets” Just a thought, ever heard the phrase, “he who laughs last, laughs best”? Repeatedly the Christ has encouraged humanity…

Parcels from the Preacher: August 27, 2023

“As we gaze on Your kingly brightness. So, our faces display Your likeness. Ever changing from glory to glory, mirrored here may our lives tell Your story. Shine on me. Shine on me”. Just a thought, have you ever found yourself singing a hymn and realizing, “I may not be living according to the words of the song”? We are taught to teach and admonish one another in song according to the third of Colossians. These words will condemn us…

Parcels from the Preacher: August 20, 2023

In the first of Amos we find these words, “Thus says the Lord: “For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment, Because he pursued his brother with the sword, And cast off all pity; His anger tore perpetually, And he kept his wrath forever” Just a thought, is it possible to “turn a blind eye” when it comes to justice and still be in accord with the Lord? From the beginning of time,…

Parcels from the Preacher: August 13, 2023

“As we gaze on Your kingly brightness. So our faces display Your likeness. Ever changing from glory to glory, mirrored here may our lives tell Your story. Shine on me. Shine on me”. Just a thought, have you ever found yourself singing a hymn and realizing, “I may not be living according to the words of the song”? We are taught to teach and admonish one another in song according to the third of Colossians. These words will condemn us…

Parcels from the Preacher: August 6, 2023

“Tell of the cross where they nailed Him, Writhing in anguish and pain. Tell of the grave where they laid Him, Tell how He liveth again. Love in that story so tender, Clearer than ever I see. Stay let me weep while you whisper, Love paid the ransom for me” Just a thought, no one, and I mean no one should be bored with the narrative of God’s love for mankind as recorded in the third of John. It is…

Parcels from the Preacher: July 30, 2023

In the tenth of First Corinthians, the Bible emphatically states, “but God is faithful”. Think about this, God is the epitome of faithfulness. His example and standard of commitment are TRUE. Just a thought, in the thousands of years of human history, God has shown Himself and performed His good will towards all on the face of the planet. Even to those who were not considered His own in the first of Romans. Some still argue for miracles, wonders, and…