Saint Patrick & the times he lived in — How he “…found Ireland all heathen and left it all Christian!” – American Minute with Bill Federer Money, Debt, “THE BANK WAR” & President Jackson vs. Nicholas Biddle – American Minute with Bill Federer Articles of Confederation: The First U.S. Government & the Role of Religion … More Interesting Reads – 03/17/2023
There is an old story of a father who took his young son out and stood him on the railing of their back porch. He then went down, stood on the lawn, and encouraged the child to jump into his arms. “I’ll catch you,” the father said confidently. After a lot of coaxing, the little … More In God We Trust?
PSALM 20 CONTEXT: Matthew Henry comments as follows: It is the will of God that prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings, should be made, in a special manner, for kings and all in authority. This psalm is a prayer, and the next is a thanksgiving, for the king. David was a martial prince, much in war. Either … More Devotional Thought for Today 0 05/05/2022
Psalm 146 One of my friends Laszlo sent me this Psalm the other day with the third verse highlighted; Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation (help). (AMP). The last dozen-plus years in our political climate and especially the past election cycle have been a clear reminder of this. … More Devotional Thought for Today – 01/19/2021
PSALM 55 Betrayal or Broken Trust CONTEXT: In this individual lament psalm, the psalmist is not simply afflicted by enemies—he has been betrayed by a close friend. He begins by asking God to hear him and deliver him from his enemies (v. 1–3). He then describes his inner anguish and expresses a desire to flee … More Devotional Thought for Today – 11/23/2020
PSALM 46 CONTEXT: Some think this psalm was occasioned by the victories which David obtained over the Ammonites and Moabites, and other neighboring countries; and others are of opinion that it was penned on account of the siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib being raised, in the times of Hezekiah: but it seems rather to … More Devotional Thought for Today – 11/16/2020
AMP and RVR 1960 “Hope thou in God” As always let us begin with some context: This is the first of the Psalms in the 2nd book of 5 books of Psalms. Most scholars agree that originally Psalm 42 and Psalm 43 were one and when the Hebrew script was translated into Greek (Septuagint) about 200 … More Devotional Thought for Today – 11/20/2020
Everyone gets afraid or has a fear of something. I hate tall ladders, not sure why I can walk around on roof trusses 60′ in the air but get me on a 32′ extension ladder and my knees wobble. For the Christian we have a place to channel that fear, place to find sanctuary in … More Sunday’s Sermon Series – Fear and Trust
In these difficult and perilous times I would think many are crying out to God and not necessarily getting the response they anticipated or wanted. It is at times like these when we can easily be fooled (tempted) into thinking God has abandoned us, or He does not care about us individually. Of course nothing … More Crying Out to God
This is an interesting verse found two verses into the what is commonly referred to as the “Hero’s of Faith” portion of the Book of Hebrews. The writer of Hebrews has just finished telling us about two great men of “faith” Able and Enoch when he shifts gears and writes this. So first things first … More Without Faith
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