Washing Each Other's Feet
on June 3rd, 2020
“Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.” (John 13:3-5) We live in a day filled with man...
Man-Pleasers and God-Pleasers
on June 2nd, 2020
“Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.” (John 12:42-43) When you get right down to it, there are two kinds of people in the world – man-pleasers and God-pleasers. Let’s start with man-pleasers – they’re...
When Intermarriage is Wrong
on June 1st, 2020
“’You shall not intermarry with them, nor they with you. Surely they will turn away your hearts after their gods.’ Solomon clung to these in love.” (1 Kings 11:2) When you read the term “intermarriage” what comes to mind? In our culture, most people would probably think about a person of one race marrying a person of a different race. You might be surprised to know that interraci...
on May 31st, 2020
“Jesus wept.” (John 11:35) Have you ever made a commitment to memorize more of God’s Word? If so, how are things going? If your answer is “not so good,” then I suggest you start with today’s verse. As you may know, this is the shortest verse in the Word of God. Though it is very brief, entire sermons and volumes have been written about its meaning. This verse is inserted by Jo...
on May 30th, 2020
“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?’” (John 11:25-26) The Gospel of John is like none other, and it contains seven “I AM” statements from the lips of Jesus. For instance, Jesus said, “I am the Bread of life…the Light of the world…t...
Nip it In the Bud
on May 29th, 2020
“The beginning of strife is like releasing water; therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.” (Prov. 17:14) Some things were a constant in the house I grew up in. For instance, we went to church every Lord’s Day. When Sunday morning rolled around, we didn’t even have to ask, “Are we going to church today?”. The answer was always YES. In the Stinnett household, we als...
If You Had One Wish
on May 28th, 2020
“’Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?’ The speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.” (1 Kings 3:9-10) From our childhood we remember stories about those who found a magic lamp. When they rubbed the lamp, a genie popped out and gra...
Twas Blind But Now I See
on May 27th, 2020
“He answered and said, ‘Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.’” (John 9:25) The Gospel of John includes seven miracles that point to the full deity of Christ, while demonstrating that He alone is God’s Messiah. One of those miracles is found in John 9 where Jesus healed a young man that was born blind. In ancient Jewish...
The Urgency of Jesus
on May 26th, 2020
“I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.” (John 9:4) These words of Jesus are so simple, and yet very profound. The analogy is easy to understand – you don’t see folks mowing their yards in the middle of the night. We don’t want to wake our neighbors up, but more importantly we can’t see what we’re doing in the darkness o...
The Lord Knows Your Heart
on May 25th, 2020
“The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the hearts”(Prov. 17:3) Some people prefer the clean, simple look of silver, while others prefer the time-tested appearance of gold. Both are precious metals, and both are quite valuable. As of 2019, silver is valued at $17/ounce, while gold is valued at a staggering $1,500/ounce! If you ever want to tes...
Go and Sin No More
on May 24th, 2020
“When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, ‘Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?’ She said, ‘No one, Lord.’ And Jesus said to her, ‘Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.’” (John 8:10-11) If you were to ask the American public what they believe about God, those who affirm His existence would probably tell yo...
When Gray Hair is Glorious
on May 23rd, 2020
“The silver-haired head is a crown of glory, if it is found in the way of righteousness.” (Prov. 16:31) Gray hair gets a bad rap in our culture, doesn’t it? Don’t believe me? Just take a stroll down to your local store and look at the amount of hair-coloring products on the shelves. American consumers spend millions of dollars annually on hair care products, and there’s no doubt ...