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Hired Shepherds

Hired Shepherds By Coach Dave Daubenmire I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. ‘But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep” I might as well ride this horse while I am on it. My commentary from last week, Christian Pimps, blew the door of my email server off. I figured it would, but not in the way that it did. The overwhelming response was heart-wrenching as I read story after story of the horror some folks have been put through by “local” churches. The refrain usually took one of two paths as writer’s spelled out for me their stories. Some were tales of separation from life-long churches because they had the courage to question the status-quo by addressing the leadership with many of the issues mentioned in Christian Pimps. Others were heart-sick over the un-Biblical practice of debt accumu

Biblical Praise To The Lord

Biblical Praise To The Lord 2 Chronicles 20:21 KJV And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever. Psalms 7:17 KJV I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high. Psalms 107:8-15 KJV 8. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 9. For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. 10. Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron; 11. Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned (Heb=scorned, blasphemed) the counsel of the most High: 12. Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help. 13. Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and


Two choices The Bible says we can either walk through life with a carnal mind which is worldly and temporal or we can walk through life with a spiritual mind.This is when we allow the Holy Spirit to guide us in our spirit. Many Christians have a vague idea as to what the carnal mind is but the Bible gets pretty specific not only in a comparison form but other truths are explained to us so we can understand the subject. It is apparent to me that this principle is in the parable of the 10 virgins in Matthew chapter 25. The main verses are found in Romans. (6) "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. (7) Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. (8) So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:6-8. We either have a carnal mind or a spiritual mind. This is just another example in the Bible of either one or the other. The carnal mind responds indepe

THE SECOND MOST IMPORTANT EVENT IN THE BIBLE THE SECOND MOST IMPORTANT EVENT IN THE BIBLE By Bill Sizemore August 2, 2009 There is little doubt that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most important event in the Bible. In one three day period, Jesus made it possible for sinful man to be restored to God and for all believers to have a promise of a bodily resurrection and eternal life. Sin was dealt with and death was defeated. Nothing else compares to that. But what is the second most important event in the Bible? Just reading that question has probably caused several thoughts to spring to your mind. You might be thinking, the week of creation or perhaps the fall of Adam in the garden, or perhaps the virgin birth. Sure, all of these are important, pivotal events. The week of creation demonstrated the awesome omnipotence of God. The fall of man in the garden was the tragic event that necessitated the virgin birth and the de