I Sam 1:10-11, 27 “And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore. And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child,…

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Proverbs 23:13-14 “Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.”  “Withhold not correction.” Correction is the act of bringing back from error or deviation to a just standard. It is to…

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Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Most of the inspiring sports stories we hear today go something like this: “Against seemingly insurmountable odds, the athlete persevered and won an astounding victory.” Whether it was their poor upbringing, a nagging sickness or injury they were forced to endure, or just a…

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Romans 10:13–15 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except…

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“Matthew 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,” We open the Christmas narrative in the Matthew 2, and are greeted with one of the most despicable characters of the New Testament: Herod the King. He…

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Psalms 100:1 “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his…

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Mirrors! Mirrors! They are everywhere it seems. In addition to being useful, they are also fascinating to us. A child or an animal may be entertained by just looking into a mirror. We probably all looked into a mirror this morning and hopefully were benefited by that. Grooming is the most common usage for mirrors;…

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Eph. 5:14 “Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” We all know the drill. The alarm goes off and you know what it means. It may jar you at first, but you get the message. Consider the message and the impact of an alarm…

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2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” America is in trouble. She is under attack from within and facing…

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Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” We have heard a lot about PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) this year. Masks, gloves, and face shields all intended to help protect us from the assault of infection. There is another more important…

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