Love one another

We are going to leave our study in the book of Acts this week to look at this psalm. This is a psalm of ascents, which means it was likely sung by Israelites as they neared Jerusalem on their way up to worship the Lord at an annual feast, such as Passover.

CRAWFORD/School funding

The Mississippi Senate wants to “fully fund” the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), well, sort of.

DUNCAN/The triumphal entry

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 21:1-11.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Favorable presence of the living God

Revelation 22:1-5 is the last vision the apostle John records for us in this book.

CRAWFORD/Ballot initiative proposal a scam

The media does a great disservice to the people of Mississippi when it declares that a concurrent resolution under consideration in the Legislature would “restore the public ballot initiative process.”

DUNCAN/The compassion of the King

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Matthew chapter 20:29-34.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Enduring hardship

Hebrews chapter eleven gives a list of faithful people who endured hardship and deprivation because they were waiting on the fulfillment of God’s promise.

LOWRY/Don’t rewrite books

Anyone who thought the politically correct rewriting would stop at the irreverent author of such children’s classics as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox” was, of course, sadly mistaken. 

HURT/Southern Gothic murder

Alex Murdaugh’s devouring testimony in his double murder trial last week brought to mind the opening line of A.J. Liebling’s charitably reported and beautifully written biography of Huey Long, Louisiana’s famous machine governor.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Living by faith in Christ alone

The beginning of Revelation chapter 21 gives us a view of the incorruptible inheritance God has prepared for His redeemed people. Verse one reads, “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.”

MEENA/Telecom has transformed world

A firm focus on the future is endemic to the culture of every successful technology company. At C Spire, we don’t spend much time reflecting on the past. Ask any of my 1,900 coworkers, and they’ll likely tell you some version of the same thing. 

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Satan’s work is limited by Christ

There are various views on Revelation 20:1-3, the passage we are looking at this week. Many godly people have interpreted these verses differently. I hope to extract principles out of it that have continual application for us.

DUNCAN/Kingdom rewards for faithful disciples

I would invite you to turn with me in your Bibles to Matthew chapter 19:27-30. 

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Christ will guide His people

Revelation 7:9-17 depicts the joyful redeemed of God from “every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages … clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb” (verses 9-10).

CRAWFORD/State retirement is broke

PERS is in trouble again. The PERS board jacked up the employer contribution rate again. And everybody lived happily ever after. 

HURT/Are the Bidens looking at jail time?

Facebook is serenading former President Donald Trump to return to its platform, and Twitter is practically begging his thumbs to come back. 

DUNCAN/The impossibility of salvation

Please turn in your Bibles with me to Matthew 19:16-26. Jesus is teaching that those of us who enter into the kingdom and remain in the kingdom have to recognize their need, and have to manifest a childlike trust and a childlike humility as being members of that kingdom.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Bible is the story of redemption

The Bible is a story of redemption, an appeal to sinful mankind to consider the glory and righteousness of the one, true living God and to turn from sin to the salvation He offers in Christ Jesus, the Savior appointed and given by God to us.

CHAREN/Johnny might finally read

If you’re a parent with kids in public school, you are doubtless aware of the roiling controversies about the teaching of critical race theory and about policies governing the participation of trans athletes in sports.

HURT/Al Gore’s climate come apart

Build the pyres! Raise the gallows! Pound the stakes into the ground! Gather tinder! And someone brings the sulfur matches! 

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