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The Sermon on the Mount

Posted by kelvinbueckert on November 22, 2020 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Introduction Matthew 5:1-8:1

 

How long would it take you to read Matthew 5:1-8:1? How long did it take Jesus to preach that sermon, I wonder? How many people, since Matthew recorded Jesus’ words, have preached sermons on the various principles that enrich the text?

 

The beatitudes are perhaps more familiar than the rest of these chapters, but there are verses which some folks like ...

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Perfect Leadership

Posted by kelvinbueckert on November 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Matthew 4:1-11

 

In today’s world leadership around the world is being challenged. One might ask “What are the expectations of the populace based upon?” What might our own expectations for good governance be, and why?

 

We hear the word truth used a lot. What is truth, and who is completely truthful? Social absolutes have been fractured as pride and prejudice have taken over....

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Bipartisanship

Posted by kelvinbueckert on November 8, 2020 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Matthew 5:3

 

Today we are hearing a lot about bipartisanship as the USA faces another election. It is a political term used to describe the relationship between two opposing political ideologies. However, it occurs to me that it represents much more than politics. It is about the deep underlying currents of belief which govern so many different relationships. For example, in a sense there needs to be a spirit of bipartisanship betw...

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Would My Love Be Enough?

Posted by kelvinbueckert on November 3, 2020 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

1 John 4

 

A woman knelt by her bed to declare her love for God. She was very thankful for all her many blessings and after a short prayer of praise was ready to rise to meet the day. However, the Lord had a question for her. If all this was taken away from you, would My love be enough?

 

For those of us blessed to have a love-relationship with God, that question bears some consideration. Wh...

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The Morning Star

Posted by kelvinbueckert on October 18, 2020 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Read: Rev. 22:16 2 Peter 1:19 Isaiah 14:12-15

Question: "Why are both Jesus and Satan referred to as the ‘Morning Star’?"

 

In my recent morning reading Isaiah refers to Satan “the morning star, son of the dawn.” (14:12) The verses following describe the power Satan held in his heavenly experience. Created the most beautiful of all angels, Satan was given great privileges. These...

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Persecution?

Posted by kelvinbueckert on October 11, 2020 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

John 15:20

 

Your friend is a missionary in inland China. She writes that fellow missionaries in other cities are being killed, as are the Chinese Christians. They are hoping to get out alive, but fear grips their hearts every time they see rioters in the streets. Only a miracle can save them. Pray for their safety.

 

A young mother of 3 children is waiting, with dinner ready, for her husband...

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Praying With Tears

Posted by kelvinbueckert on October 5, 2020 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Isaiah 25:8

 

Recently I was reminded of something I heard many years before – that we are not sinners because we commit sinful acts, but we commit sinful acts because we are sinners. This reflects back to the truth that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Jesus gave us hope when He claimed those who mourned would be blessed….not speaking of grieving over a loved one’s death, but rath...

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Praise the King of Heaven!

Posted by kelvinbueckert on September 27, 2020 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Psalm 24:7-10

 

The majestic strains of the organ thrilled one’s very soul! Walking down the aisle was a young woman on the arm of her father, glowing under her white veil. Why at such a time is she thinking about the King of Heaven? Ah! Her Prince is waiting at the altar and she knows he is a gift from heaven! Sometimes at these epic moments in our lives we remember to include praise to the source of all our joy. What joy!

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Height of Hypocrisy

Posted by kelvinbueckert on August 30, 2020 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Luke 18:9-14

 

How often have you and I thanked God for our blessings? It’s a critical part of worship isn’t it? First we adore God for His character – all that He is in infinitude, eternality, omniscience and might. That’s a mouthful isn’t it? In other words when we praise God we remember He is so superior to anyone we know, unfathomable really in His wisdom, power and love!

 

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Defection Described

Posted by kelvinbueckert on August 23, 2020 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (1)

1 John 2:18-19

 

There is a phrase used by John the Apostle that is painful to read. “….even now many antichrists have come” (1 John 2:18). Prophesying about the last days, John tells us how to recognize the antichrist. The “last hour” (1 John 2:18) is described by one commentator as the time period between Christ’s first and second coming.

 

Throughout John...

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