The Just Shall Live by Faith (Hebrews 11:1-3 & 6)

We now arrive at one of the most popular chapters in all of the Bible: Hebrews 11. Hebrews 11 is commonly referred to as the chapter of faith because it lists well-known individuals from the Old Testament and proves that they lived by faith. Verse 2 tells us that through their faith “the men ofContinue reading “The Just Shall Live by Faith (Hebrews 11:1-3 & 6)”

The Sixth Commandment (Exodus 20:13)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · The Sixth Commandment (Exodus 20:13) The Lord told Moses and Israel, “You shall not murder.” This command should not come as a surprise because the Lord had previously told Noah, “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed, for in the image of God HeContinue reading “The Sixth Commandment (Exodus 20:13)”

The Third Commandment (Exodus 20:7)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · The Third Commandment (Exodus 20:7) “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain,for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.” Today we shall discuss The Third Commandment which prohibits the taking of the name of the LordContinue reading “The Third Commandment (Exodus 20:7)”

Jonah, why are you angry? (Jonah 4)

The people of Nineveh repented and God relented of the destruction He had prepared for them because of their wickedness. This is a vivid reminder to us of what the Lord declared through the Prophet Ezekiel “Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? …Instead, don’t I take pleasure when he turnsContinue reading “Jonah, why are you angry? (Jonah 4)”

What Jesus said about Murder (Matthew 5:21-26)

Making a snowman is a lot of fun. It’s even more fun when you have a hill nearby! There is a phrase you may have heard of called the “Snowball effect”. It’s defined as “a situation in which something increases in size or importance at a faster and faster rate.” A snowball effect can beContinue reading “What Jesus said about Murder (Matthew 5:21-26)”

My Day of Distress (Genesis 34-35)

It is good to have confidence in where you are going when you die, but it is also important to have confidence in where you are going when you are alive and in desperate need of help. One of my favorite hymns is “Trusting Jesus” by Edgar Stites. It is a hymn of faith as theContinue reading “My Day of Distress (Genesis 34-35)”

A Word for Fathers (Colossians 3:21 & Ephesians 6:4)

God defines marriage as one man and one woman and designed marriage to be a loving environment where fathers and mothers raise their children in the “in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). It should be a father’s highest goal to bring up his children to know, love, and obey Jesus Christ. Today, we shall discuss the father’s role and consider ways for him to strive to not embitter his children but to embolden them.