Posts by Mic Knox (Page 3)

Posts by Mic Knox (Page 3)

From Your Pastor, June 30

Husbands, Jesus and Wives “Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.” — 1 Peter 3.7 How would you describe Peter? Sissy? Effeminate? Soft voice and tender hands? Not hardly. Peter was a M-A-N. Peter was a…

From Your Pastor, June 24

Claustrophobia of Living for Self & Others When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. — 1 Peter 2.23 What does Peter mean when he says Jesus “…continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly”? Simply put, Peter means that Jesus was so strong that he could be…

From Your Pastor, June 18

“God in Christ Forgave You.” Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.— Ephesians 4.31-32 STOP! Go back and slowly read the passage again. Ephesians 4.31-32 will be the best part of the devotional. Do you have even a…

From Your Pastor, June 12

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us…” — Ephesians 3.20 You have been anxious and stressed about someone or something. There has been a lot of biting of the fingernails, rapid eye movement and racing thoughts. You cannot eat, accomplish tasks and you hate those quiet moments—especially…

From Your Pastor, June 8

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,     but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” — Proverbs 31.30 Cosmetics, clothing and plastic surgery are a billion-dollar industry in America. Women are flocking to doctors to have plastic surgery to improve their beauty, but Solomon says that beauty is vain. The word “vain” means “empty, meaningless,…

From Your Pastor, June 2

Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 88 Q: What are the outward means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption?A: The outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption are, his ordinances, especially the word, sacraments, and prayer;all of which are made effectual to the elect for salvation. The Apostle Paul…

From Your Pastor, May 27

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. Song of Solomon 8:7 Solomon said that “love is strong as death…” (Song of Solomon 8.6). Solomon had a lot of insight into love. He had seen various ways in which people loved one another across the known world at the time, and that is why he likens love to something more absolute and firmer than death. Consider…

From Your Pastor, May 21

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2.8-9).  What major event took place on September 1, 1159? Give up? Nicholas Breakspear died that day. Who in the world was Nicholas Breakspear? Oh, maybe you don’t recognize him without his titled name: Pope…