Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 3 February 2022. Today’s topic: Remember the Poor

James, Cephas and John, those esteemed as pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcised.  All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along. Continue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 3 February 2022. Today’s topic: Remember the Poor”

Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 2 February 2022. Today’s topic: Tense Beginnings

James, Cephas and John, those esteemed as pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcised.  Galatians 2:9 (NIV). At the start, this meeting must have been tense.   After all, Paul’s reputation had preceded him.   He had beenContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 2 February 2022. Today’s topic: Tense Beginnings”

Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 26 January 2022. Today’s topic: No Matter What It Takes

Yet not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek. Galatians 2:3 (NIV). What?   Where does this statement come from?   One second Paul was talking about going to Jerusalem to meet with church leaders (after not meeting with them for over fourteen years), and in the next he’sContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 26 January 2022. Today’s topic: No Matter What It Takes”

Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 12 January 2022. Today’s topic: Paul, the Jesus Freak

I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.  Galatians 1:11-12 (NIV). Paul was a Jesus freak.   These two verses established his bona fides with the world.   At theContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Galatians, 12 January 2022. Today’s topic: Paul, the Jesus Freak”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 2 November 2021. Today’s topic: Thunderstruck

I, Daniel, was the only one who saw the vision; those who were with me did not see it, but such terror overwhelmed them that they fled and hid themselves. So I was left alone, gazing at this great vision; I had no strength left, my face turned deathly pale and I was helpless. Then I heard him speaking, and asContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 2 November 2021. Today’s topic: Thunderstruck”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 1 November 2021. Today’s topic: That Same Jesus?

On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was standing on the bank of the great river, the Tigris, I looked up and there before me was a man dressed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist. His body was like topaz, his face like lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs likeContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 1 November 2021. Today’s topic: That Same Jesus?”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 25 August 2021 Today’s topic: God Will Prevail

“Then I continued to watch because of the boastful words the horn was speaking. I kept looking until the beast was slain and its body destroyed and thrown into the blazing fire. (The other beasts had been stripped of their authority, but were allowed to live for a period of time.)  Daniel 7:11-12 (NIV). These verses tieContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 25 August 2021 Today’s topic: God Will Prevail”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 24 August 2021 Today’s Topic: Ancient of Days

As I looked, “thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat.  His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool.  His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.  A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him.  Thousands upon thousandsContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 24 August 2021 Today’s Topic: Ancient of Days”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 19 August 2021 Today’s Topic: The Beast

“After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast—terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns.  Daniel 7:7 (NIV). Daniel 7:7 directly callsContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 19 August 2021 Today’s Topic: The Beast”

Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 18 August 2021 Today’s topic: Two For One, As He Does

“After that, I looked, and there before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard. And on its back it had four wings like those of a bird. This beast had four heads, and it was given authority to rule.  Daniel 7:6 (NIV). Many people believe this third beast signifies the Greek Empire (https://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition-of-the-bible/daniel-7-6.htmlContinue reading “Practical Proverbial, from Daniel, 18 August 2021 Today’s topic: Two For One, As He Does”