Archive Monthly Archives: December 2013

Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 30, 2013

by Walker Moore
Founder/President
AweStar Ministries

During the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to think of some of New Year’s resolutions. As hard as I’ve tried, I couldn’t think of anything I wanted to change. I like my life the way it is. My wife could probably give me a hundred ideas, but I haven’t finished the last list she gave me. Continue reading

God’s New Thing

December 30, 2013

by Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey, pastor
FBC, Spanish Fort, Ala.

Introduction

God’s new thing is a wonderful word for the New Year.  We read in Isaiah 43:18-19, “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old.  Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth, shall you not know it?  I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.”  Rev. Matthew Henry (1662-1714) explains the best commentary on Isaiah 43:18-19 is found in Jeremiah 16:14-15; 23:7-8, where we read, “‘Therefore behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘that it shall no more be said, ‘The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’  but, ‘The Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers. . . . Therefore, behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘that they shall no longer say, ‘As the Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘As the Lord lives who brought up and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the north country and from all the countries where I had driven them.’ And they shall dwell in their own land.’” Continue reading

The Gift for Preaching / W.A. Criswell

December 28, 2013
by Dr. W. A. Criswell
Preached 3-12-74
School of the Prophets
Text: Ephesians 4.7-12

If you would like to turn to Ephesians chapter 4, we shall look at a passage, in Ephesians chapter 4.  “But unto every one of us”—beginning at verse 7 — “to every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.  Wherefore He saith,” —now he’s going to talk about that gift of Christ— “Wherefore He saith, when He ascended up on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men … And He gave some, apostles; some, prophets; some, evangelists; some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.

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