Tag Archives: laziness

Active Obedience; March 21, 2021


James 4:17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins. Ouch! This verse has got to bite any thinking believer. We tend to think of sin in terms of commission, things we do … Continue reading

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Laziness; January 27, 2021


Proverbs 6:10-11 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest– and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. This past Sunday I preached on Exodus 34:21, that … Continue reading

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Work; December 11, 2020


2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” It seems to me that this verse should be inscribed over the door of several … Continue reading

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Handicaps; August 20, 2020


John 5:6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” I am very grateful John included this particular story in … Continue reading

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God’s Part and Our Part; December 23, 2018


2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Christian living is always a tension between what God has … Continue reading

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Serving God; March 4, 2018


Ezekiel 33:8-9 “When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to dissuade him from his ways, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you … Continue reading

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Taking Possession; May 22, 2017


Joshua 18:3 So Joshua said to the Israelites: “How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, has given you? Quite a few of the things God … Continue reading

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November 2, 2016


Acts 7:59-60 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep. By … Continue reading

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September 27, 2015


Colossians 1:28-29 We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me. It’s not surprising … Continue reading

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April 10, 2015


Acts 1:1-2 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had … Continue reading

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