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When You’re Feeling Discouraged

Even the best of people sometimes get discouraged. After all, even the sun has a “sinking spell,” doesn’t it? Discouragement can especially be prevalent in the work of the Lord, and for a variety of reasons. But at the heart of all the reasons should be the awareness that the Devil is not going to [...]

By | March 19th, 2017|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

What James Would Say to Your Church: Part 2

To say that James has a way of making a point is to be guilty of serious understatement! It is difficult to misunderstand him because of his rich way with words and the vivid, yet practical, illustrations he uses. James’ intention is obvious - he wants to drive home the necessity of living out our [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What James Would Say to Your Church: Part 1

A look at the book of James reveals James as a fellow who knows how to make his point! He is a preacher, church leader and lover of the people of God - the church. The book is full of imperatives and exhortations to greater growth and maturity in Jesus, and James goes about this [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

Principles for Better Bible Study: Part 2

Low views of Scripture do not lead to high views of preaching, teaching or even hearing and learning God's word (See 1 Thessalonians 2:13). And the impact of such views can be devastating to families, churches, and souls. By low views of Scripture what is meant is any view that ultimately fails to see God [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

Principles for Better Bible Study: Part 1

It isn't uncommon to hear people ask, "How can I be a better Bible student?" Certainly, nothing in the world could be more important than knowing God and His will and using such knowledge to love Him more and serve Him better. While many helpful volumes have been written on how to properly handle God's [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Mondays with Mike|1 Comment

A Mighty Man on His Knees

Psalm 51 In this well-known psalm of repentance, David comes clean before God concerning his sin with Bathsheba and his having Uriah killed (read 2 Samuel 11 & 12). The words of David are especially appropriate from another occasion: "The Lord is near to the broken-hearted and saves the crushed in spirit" (Psalm 34:18). Few [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

Helpful Commentaries on Acts

Of the making of books there is no end (Ecclesiastes 12:12), and in no case does this hold more true than in the publishing of biblical commentaries. Commentaries on books of the Bible are everywhere; they come in all sizes and shapes, and with incredible variety in style, background and approach. I thought it might [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

The Seven Key Words of Revelation

While the book of Revelation may at times prove challenging for the best of Bible students, it is especially a fertile field for bizarre teaching and false doctrine when its initial readers are overlooked and its rich symbolism is misunderstood. Appreciating the book's historical context, along with Revelation's uniqueness from a literary perspective (e.g. apocalypse, [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

The Meaning of Preaching

What is preaching? Ours is a time when the word in many circles has less than positive connotations. Consider these 7 components of biblical preaching - preaching that honors God and shows real concern for the eternal welfare of people. PREACHING IS PROCLAMATION. There is a message to be heralded, there are words to be [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments

Two Outlines for Busy Preachers and Teachers

The Text of Texts on Jesus from the Lips of Our Lord Himself Mark 10:45 This passage shows 8 great relationships / roles served by Jesus. He is - He is Deity - Son of Man. Daniel 7:13-14. John 1:1-4; 14-18 et al. He is Humanity - Son of Man. Daniel 7 again. Rom. 8:3; [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Mondays with Mike|0 Comments