Author Archives: Richard

About Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

Lessons from Romans (these things)

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? (Rom 8:31) There are two questions here; the second is a popularly quoted verse… but consider the first question – what are … Continue reading

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Arrogance?

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:18) I like this verse, especially for what … Continue reading

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Burned Them

I appreciate the people who follow my musings! This thought came from the following verse: And there they left their images, and David and his men burned them. (2 Sam 5:21) (Feel free to read vv 17-21 to get the … Continue reading

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Christmas Story Thoughts

Let me wish all those that read this a Merry Christmas! (albeit a trifle late) The Christmas story is known to many people; however, although Christians are supposed to be people of the Book (the Bible), we are often influenced … Continue reading

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Types of Preaching

For several years, I have heard preachers talk about ‘Bible preaching’ in contrast to ‘preaching that tickles the ears of the listeners’. This latter expression comes from the following Bible verses: For the time will come when they will not … Continue reading

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Proverbs 9 Thoughts

I find this chapter of Proverbs very interesting. There is a contrast between the teaching of wisdom and the teaching of folly. Note that they have exactly the same promise/advertising/promotion (verses 4 and 16: Whoso is simple, let him turn … Continue reading

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New Blog Setup

Some time back, a co-worker observed that I valued knowledge. I had not heard that assessment of myself before, but upon reflection, I think he is correct. I enjoy learning new things and growing in my knowledge. For many years … Continue reading

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It Hurts!

… the law had said, thou shalt not covet. (Romans 7:7) Having listened to people talk, I have heard variations on the theme of “there’s no harm in looking” (or its variant “I’m married, not dead”) or “no harm in … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Tabernacle

In the hopes that the following items may be a blessing to others, I wanted to share some notes concerning the tabernacle that God had Israel build. I enjoyed these insights very much, and wanted to share them here. Most … Continue reading

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Growing Together

[A few years ago, I wrote an article called I Need You about the importance of fellowship. Recently, I’ve been pondering some additional thoughts along that line. In addition, this is, I think, the first time I’ve referred back to … Continue reading

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