Archive for September, 2012

September 29, 2012

Worry: A Complete Waste of Time!

by Lester Young

Have you ever stopped to consider just how productive ‘worry’ really is? I mean, right in the middle of a bout, simply pausing for a few moments, taking honest stock of yourself and exactly what you’re doing, and actually determining truthfully what’s being accomplished? I think that if we did, we’d all be just a little less prone to give in the next time an opportunity for it came up. (Actually,

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September 26, 2012

What to Say…and What Not To!

by Lester Young

Here’s a somewhat unusual verse: “…The inhabitant [of Zion] shall not say ‘I am sick’: the people that dwell there [shall be] forgiven [their] sins” (Isaiah 33:24). Come on now, how many times have you heard that one taught in Sunday School? Not one of the standard ‘mainline’ Scriptures, to be sure; but then, upon further review, it actually should be.

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September 24, 2012

The Last Word!

by Lester Young

You know, Peter was quite sure about Who Jesus was. Even though he denied Him three times in one night, he knew beyond a shadow of any doubt exactly Who Jesus was. As a matter of fact, Jesus knew that he knew exactly Who He was, testifying and grounding Peter in the fact that it was God the Father Who had revealed Jesus’ true identity to him through personal revelation knowledge (Matthew 16:16-17).

Peter knew Who Jesus was. After all, he was there at Jesus’ transfiguration on that mountain – seeing with his own physical eyes the Lord’s glory revealed, and hearing with his own hot little ears the Almighty God’s voice announcing His personal approval of Jesus, when He declared, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; [take heed and listen to] Him” (Matthew 17:5).

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