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"OUR GREATEST TREASURE" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-07-27

OUR GREATEST TREASURE



 

PAUL SAYS IN 1ST TIMOTHY 6:10 THAT "The love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." WHEN WE THINK ABOUT THINGS WE WISH FOR AND WANT FOR OUR FAMILIES, IS THAT COVETING?




LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT "COVETING" FOR A MINUTE. LET'S LOOK AT TWO DEFINITIONS FOR COVET IN THE DICTIONARY.

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"ALL THE WRONG REASONS" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-07-27

All The Wrong Reasons




Luke 15:28 'And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and entreated him.'



LUKE 15:25-28



If this elder son had considered his brother, he would have rejoiced at his return even as his father did. Rather, he was totally self-centered (that's pride) and became angry. This illustrates Proverbs 13:10; 'only by pride cometh contention.'

How can we esteem others better than ourselves when in truth we really think we are better than others? Some people are better athletes than others. Some are better businessmen than others. Some are better speakers than others, and so forth. First, we need to recognize that our accomplishments don't make us better than others. There is a difference...

"WAS JESUS POOR? BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-07-26

WAS JESUS POOR?




LUKE 9:56 TALKS ABOUT JESUS NOT HAVING A PLACE TO LAY HIS HEAD. (And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.)


I HAVE HEARD PEOPLE SAY THAT JESUS AND THE DISCIPLES WERE POOR AND WE SHOULD BE ALSO. THEY TAKE IT FROM THIS PASSAGE OF SCRIPTURE.


DO YOU THINK THIS MEANT THAT JESUS AND HIS DISCIPLES LIVED IN POVERTY? THIS VERSE IS TALKING ABOUT WHEN HE WAS GOING TO JERUSALEM AND HAD TO GO THROUGH SAMARIA. THE SAMARITANS, BECAUSE OF A RELIGIOUS PREJUDICE, REFUSED HIM HOSPITALITY....

"THE FATHER'S LOVE" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-07-26


The Father's Love




Luke 15:20 'And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.'




For this boy's father to have seen him 'a great way off' would imply that the Father had been eagerly awaiting his son's return. Certainly, in the spiritual application of this parable, our Heavenly Father is longing to cleanse and receive the sinner, if he will just repent and come to Him for forgiveness.

Jesus was using this parable to rebuke the Pharisees for their harsh, self-righteous, unforgiving attitude towards sinners. The older brother in this parable was symbolic of the Pharisees. Like this brother, the Pharisees had not lived an outward life of...

"NEGATIVES BECOME POSITIVES" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-07-25

Negatives Become Positives




Luke 15:18 'I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee.'



LUKE 15:18-19



This is a good example of true repentance. This son did not claim any goodness of his own or try to justify his actions, but he humbled himself and appealed to the mercy of his father. Likewise, we cannot approach God in self-righteousness, but we have to humble ourselves, put all of our faith in a Savior, and turn from our wicked ways (2 Chr. 7:14). That is true repentance.

Repentance is a necessary part of salvation. Repentance may include godly sorrow, but sorrow does not always include repentance. Repentance is simply a change of mind accompanied by corresponding...

"THE PATIENCE AND LOVE OF JESUS" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-07-25

THE PATIENCE AND LOVE OF JESUS




I LOOK UP A LOT OF WORDS WHEN I AM WRITING MY MESSAGES AND A LOT OF TIMES I SHARE THOSE DEFINITIONS WITH YOU. I DO THIS BECAUSE I WANT TO BE SURE I AM RIGHT ABOUT WHAT I AM SAYING. HERE IS A GOOD IDEA OF WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT PATIENCE MEANT TO JUST COOL IT AND SEE IF IT HAPPENS. WOW, DID I MISS THIS ONE?


I LOOKED IT UP IN WEBSTER'S 1828 DICTIONARY AND FOUND THIS "The suffering of afflictions, pain, toil, calamity, provocation or other evil, with a calm, unruffled temper; endurance without murmuring or fretfulness." NOW WHEN I THINK OF PATIENCE I THINK...

"SHARING JESUS' LOVE" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-07-24

SHARING JESUS' LOVE




IF ANY OF YOU HAVE EVER WONDERED WHY I WRITE MY MORNING MESSAGES AND STUDY THE BIBLE SO MUCH, I WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU IF YOU WILL INDULGE AN OLD MAN.

 

GOD HAS BLESSED ME SO MUCH THROUGH MY LIFE BUT IT TOOK ME SOME TIME TO REALIZE IT. I AM SURE A LOT OF YOU ARE LIKE THAT. ONLY BY HIS GRACE AM I HERE TODAY. THANK YOU FATHER, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.



"HARD KNOCKS OR GOD'S WORD" BY ANDREW WOMMACK


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-07-24

Hard Knocks Or God's Word




Luke 15:17 'And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!'



LUKE 15:11-17



God's Word makes it clear that the wages of sin is death (Rom. 6:23). Romans 1:18-20 reveals that even those who don't know God's Word have an intuitive knowledge of right and wrong and God's judgment against sin.

Therefore, for anyone to live in sin, as depicted by this prodigal son, they have to be deceived. This is exactly what the Bible says is the case in 2 Corinthians 4:4. When Jesus said, 'he came to himself,' He was referring to the deception being removed and the son's spiritual eyes being opened.

Like this story of the prodigal,...

"HINDERED ANSWERS TO PRAYERS" BY DAVID MCMILLEN


By DAVID A. MCMILLEN, 2021-07-23
HINDERED ANSWERS TO PRAYERS



THERE ARE A LOT OF TEACHINGS ABOUT ANSWERED PRAYER, UNANSWERED PRAYER, DELAYED ANSWERS AND NO ANSWER AT ALL. EVER WONDER WHY SO MANY TEACHINGS? THERE ARE GOOD TEACHINGS ON ALL OF THESE POINTS. I HAVE TAUGHT ON PRAYER BEFORE. HOWEVER, I HAVE NEVER TAUGHT ABOUT DEMONS BEING THE CAUSE OF UNANSWERED PRAYERS BEFORE SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THIS TODAY.




I KNOW SOME PEOPLE DON'T LIKE TO HEAR...

HOW IMPRESSED ARE YOU WITH JESUS?




DO YOU REMEMBER THE STORY IN LUKE 5 ABOUT JESUS TELLING PETER TO GO OUT INTO THE DEEP WATER AND TO DROP HIS NETS? JESUS HAD SEEN THE TWO SHIPS STANDING BY LAKE GENNESARET AND THE FISHERMEN WERE OUT OF THE SHIPS, WASHING THEIR NETS. JESUS ENTERED PETER'S SHIP AND ASK HIM TO TAKE IT OUT A LITTLE FROM THE BANK SO HE COULD TEACH THE MULTITUDE.


WHEN HE HAD FINISHED TEACHING HE TOLD PETER TO GO INTO THE DEEP WATER AND DROP HIS NETS. PETER COMPLAINED THAT THEY HAD BEEN OUT ALL NIGHT AND HADN'T CAUGHT ANYTHING. HOWEVER, PETER WAS OBEDIENT AND DID WHAT JESUS SAID. HE CAUGHT SO MANY FISH...
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