Devotions for Growing Christians

Devotions for Growing Christians are 39 years of Dr. Reid’s in-depth essays covering many topics and Scriptures.  The Devotions are indexed by Topic and Scripture for your convenience.  New eDevotions for Growing Christians are being written by Dr Dave’s son, Ron Reid.  They are emailed free of charge to anyone who requests them.

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Give ‘Em A Brake September 2014

Index of Devotions


  
Topic Subtopic Title
Abortion Protect life Abortion is Appalling
Apologetics Authenticity of Scripture Miracle Book
Bad Things Happen When Bad Things Happen
Creation Fully Functional
Creation Not A Blind Faith
Creation vs. evolution Evolution and God
Deity of Christ More than a Good Man
Existence of God In the Beginning
Existence of God Without Excuse
Fossils/flood Big Flood
Relating to Unbelievers Overcome Evil with Good
Reliability of Scripture Not a Blind Faith, Part 2: Reliability of Scripture
Uniqueness of Christianity Unnaturally Unique
Ark of the Covenant David brings to Jerusalem Up To Jerusalem
Barriers Victory through obedience The Walls of Jericho
Overcoming... R and R
Betrayal David’s response to... Befriended then Betrayed
Lord’s response to... Befriended then Betrayed
Bible Authority of... The Last Word
Centrality of... R and R
Degrees of authority of books The Hierarchy of Scripture
Essential for good decisions Dealing with Deception
God’s will revealed Paths of Righteousness
Inspired by God The Last Word
Search the Scripture Beware of Pride and Prejudice
Sword of the Spirit Ehud and Eglon
Transforms lives Summer's First Fruits
Unique book The Miracle Book
Use in counseling "Sensitivity Training" for Counseling
Blessings Conditional on holy living Four Enduring Messages
Spiritual Blessings Crossing the Jordan
Children God can use children Children Should Be Seen and Heard
Instruction of children Family Devotions Help Future Decisions
Training of children Proverbs Are Proverbs
Christian Evidences Resurrection He’s Alive
Christianity Uniqueness of... Unnaturally Unique
Philosophical Superiority From Then to Now
Church Avoiding friction Minimizing Misunderstanding
Critical issues Critical Mass
Gates of hell not prevail The Church Revisited
N.T. is doctrinal authority The Hierarchy of Scripture
Foundation and mission The Church Revisited
When did it begin? Israel is Israel
Work out problems for unity Work It Out!
Not a new Israel A New Covenant But Not a New Israel
A Part of the Kingdom Thy Kingdom Come
Circumstances Birth of Christ More Than a Christmas Story
Decision-making Seven C’s of Decision-making
God works in all... Cloud Control
God’s control of... Controlled Circumstances
God’s eternal purpose Coincidence or Providence
Comfort ...of God Comfortable or Comforted
Different personalities "Sensitivity Training" for Counseling
In guilt and grief Comfort in the Midst of Guilt and Grief
In the face of betrayal Befriended then Betrayed
Commitment Choose today Choices
Finishing a Task Denying Our Rights
God meets needs through us Only Five Loaves and Two Fish
Keeping Promises Two Eagles and Three Kings
Key areas of failure Focal Points of Failure
No compromise Dare to be A Daniel
Of ordinary people Not Famous--But Faithful
Sacrifice involved Living Sacrifice
Steps to follow Total Commitment
Walk as Jesus walked Via Dolorosa
God desires full... Opinions of Obadiah
Complaining Consequences of... Case Study in Complaining
Consequences Of spiritual blindness Three Blind Kings
Of sin Comfort in the Midst of Guilt and Grief
Of cheating A Tale of Two Brothers
Contemporary issues Abortion Abortion is Appalling
Antisemitism, source of Foiled Again!
Creation Fully Functional
Creation Without Excuse
Euthanasia Is Euthanasia a Euphemism?
Evolution Evolution and God
Gender Distinctions The Answer is the Argument
God given roles Three Blind Kings
Homosexuality Deception Out of the Closet
Internet Forums Defending the Faith in an Irreverent Internet Age
Scientific creationism In the Beginning
Social Media Image Isn't Everything
Social justice A Basket of Summer Fruit
War Tough Choices in a Nuclear Age
Worldwide flood Big Flood
Counsel Biblical and appropriate A Tale of Two Prophets
Everyone has different needs "Sensitivity Training" for Counseling
Differing perspectives of faith Faith That Works
Covenants Abrahamic Covenant Cutting Calves and Chasing Crows
...reiterated to Isaac Well, Well, Well
Mosaic Covenant Capital Punishment and Biblical Covenants
Noahic Covenant Capital Punishment and Biblical Covenants
New Covenant A New Covenant But Not a New Israel
Unconditional Abrahamic Covenant No Strings Attached
Davidic Covenant A Continuing Covenant
Relevance of Old Testament commandments today Current-Day Christians and Old Testament Orders
Creation Created fully functional Fully Functional
Creation Not A Blind Faith
Proves existence of God Without Excuse
Refuting errors about In the Beginning
Reveals God From Glory to Images
The Lord’s majestic creation Majestic and Marvelous
As opposed to evolution Evolution and God
Criticism Act in love/kindness Spirituality and Scruples
God is the Judge The BEMA for Believers
is sin Criticism: Constructive or Constrictive?
Culture Compromising Christianity with... The Subtle Sin of Syncretism
Death A result of man’s sin Graves, Groanings and the Geological Column
A result of human sin Gourds and Grain
Comfort those who have lost Sensitivity Training
Death Penalty Capital Punishment and Biblical Covenants
Death to Self Via Dolorosa
Euthanasia Is Euthanasia a Euphemism?
...means existing forever Lost Forever
physical death of fruitless Christians No-Good Wood
Decision-making Getting our own way Twisting God’s Arm
God has a plan Paths of Righteousness
God’s plans are best Planned and Prayed for, but Prevented
Moral blind spots Blind Spots
Principles for… Seven C’s of Decision Making
Problems in Local Church Critical Mass
Satan’s deceptions Dealing with Deception
Weak faith requires "signs" Faith and Fleeces
Spiritual or Material Blessing A Tale of Two Brothers
Demons Characteristics and activity Peace in the Place of Pigs
Unhealthy interest in Binding Satan
Discipline Corrective Pruning No-Good Wood
Must temper with mercy Zeal Without Knowledge
Reasons for… Tragic Events
Discouragement God knows and helps Running from Problems
God’s remedy for… Carmels and Caves
In the life of a Psalmist When the Bubble Bursts
Disobedience Brings disappointment Broken Cisterns
Endangers self & others The Cost of Disobedience
Death of Uzzah Up To Jerusalem
Reducing God Playing Games With God
Results in defeat Defeat at Ai
Serious consequences of A Tale of Two Prophets
Doctrine Confusing illustrations/doctrine Doctrine or Illustration
of Christ See "Jesus Christ"
of future events Three Reassuring Signs
of salvation See "Salvation"
of Scripture See "Bible"
Doubts Biblical solutions Dealing With Doubts
Struggling with... Wrestling, Watching, Walking, Worshipping
Encouragement Positive suggestion The Power of Positive Speaking
Ethics Abortion Abortion is Appalling
Euthanasia Is Euthanasia a Euphemism?
Lying Exercise in Ethics
War Tough Choices in a Nuclear Age
Euthanasia Biblical directives Is Euthanasia a Euphemism?
Evangelism Important aspects of salvation BMOC
Ingenuity in outreach Through the Roof
Interactions with Skeptics Defending the Faith in an Irreverent Internet Age
Lifestyle/opportunities Responsibility Toward Outsiders
Lights in dark world Shining Lights
Many links in chain One Link in the Chain
Principles for… One on One
Start at Home Ascension Seminar
Training is not required Peace in the Place of Pigs
Evil God’s control & judgment of… Airborne Books and Baskets
Imprecatory Scripture Please Zap Them, Lord!
Overcoming Evil Overcome Evil with Good
Evolution Impossible to harmonize Evolution and God
Created fully functional Fully Functional
Ignoring the truth From Glory to Images
No evidence Without Excuse
Refuting errors about... In the Beginning
You Can’t Rationalize Graves, Groanings and the Geological Column
Excuses No excuse Without Excuse
Unacceptable to God Excuses, Excuses!
Failure Check your spiritual eyesight Three Blind Kings
to bear fruit Expected but not Forced
Reasons for… The Road to Failure
Repentance brings restoration Failure is not Final
Weak/foolish/unreliable Cakes, Doves and Bows
Faith Different perspectives of... Faith That Works
No need to worry Faith, Not Fear
Object and content of BMOC
Unwavering Tested by the Word
Walk by faith, not "signs" Faith and Fleeces
Without sight Believing is Seeing!
Faithfulness Despite moral decay Seven Thousand Knees and Mouths
Faithfulness ...in taking opportunities Entrepreneurs for Christ
Bringing others to Christ Through the Roof
Rewards for… The BEMA for Believers
False teaching Christ is the answer Gourds and Grain
Dangers and remedy Babies Beware!
Distorting Jesus Christ For and Against
Don’t follow blindly Beware of Pride and Prejudice
Exposing false teachers Five Metaphors
"Health and Wealth gospel" Zeal Without Knowledge
Humanistic Kidnapped Through Philosophy
Family Instruction of children Family Devotions help Future Decisions
God works through children Children Should Be Seen and Heard
Structure in the home The Answer is the Argument
Training of children Proverbs are Proverbs
Obligation to... The Story of Judah and Tamar
Fear Unnecessary for a believer Trust, Not Terror
Flood Evidence for worldwide… Big Flood
Evidence for worldwide Graves, Groanings and the Geological Column
Forgiveness Follows repentance Failure is not Final
...modeled in life of Isaac Well, Well, Well
Fruit Abiding in the Vine No-Good Wood
God expects fruit in our lives Expected but not Forced
Of the Spirit Filled with the Spirit
Role of Scripture in… Summer First Fruits
Geology a result of man’s sin Graves, Groanings and the Geological Column
Creation in Days or Ages Fully Functional
Days, not Ages Intent of the Author
Evidence for Creation Evolution and God
Future Geologic Changes Two Future Temples
Implications of the Flood Big Flood
Gifts Responsible use of… No Claim to Fame
Compared to natural talent The Sanctity of Skill
Giving …is a command Two Sides of the Same Coin
Principles for… Christian Giving is More than Christmas Giving
Rewards for… Rewards for Giving
More rewards for… Supply & Sacrifice
Setting an Example Denying Our Rights
God Sovereignty of… Tragic Events
Grace Redemption From Rags to Riches
Growth Building on Cornerstone Cornerstone or Crushingstone
Enduring hard times Endure Hardships
Gaining the mind of Christ Go for the Goal
Godly character through tests God Enables Us to Deal with "Nabals"
Invest in eternal values Investment in Wind
Learning to follow The School of God
Models for… Models for the Faithful Christian
Spiritual wall-building Building Walls
Guidance God is in control Cloud Control
Heaven The joy of... Heaven is a Wonderful Place!
Holiness Avoiding defilement All Things are Pure
God’s character The Clean and the Unclean
Holy Spirit Empowers New Life in Christ Water and War
Restrains evil Three Reassuring Signs
Spirit filled characteristics Filled with the Spirit
Water From the Rock Water and War
Groaning for Us Graves, Groaning and the Geological Column
Homosexuality Biblical standards Deception Out of the Closet
Hope Basis of… Hope That Will Not Disappoint
…in God’s promises Hope in the Midst of Hurt
Humility Attitude of… Mephibosheth and Me
God looks at heart Giants Versus God
Having the same attitude as Jesus Via Dolorosa
Taking Servant Role Choosing HBO
Incarnation God’s control More Than a Christmas Story
An addition, not a subtraction The One And Only Son
Perfect servant True Christmas Spirit
Word became flesh What’s It All About?
Interpretation "Argument" of the Biblical book The Answer is the Argument
Confusing illustration/doctrine Doctrine or Illustration?
Context All Things are Pure
Degrees of authority/Scripture The Hierarchy of Scripture
Distorting Scripture Clarity or Casuistry?
Distinguish Israel and Church Israel is Israel
Extended Meaning Allow for the Fuller Meaning of Scripture
Importance of context Controlled by Context
Importance of Background Tares, Bad Fish and Foolish Virgins
Influence of Tradition Beware of Pride and Prejudice
Intention of author/Author Intent of the Author
   Interpreting Biblical Directives Precepts or Principles
Meaning in author’s time From Then to Now
Over-spiritualization Giants Versus God
Perils of pre-judging Beware of Pride and Prejudice
Purpose of Biblical book Priority of Purpose
of prophecy Two Future Temples
Context Supply & Sacrifice
Working out salvation Work it Out!
Involvement Future Spiritual Awakening Cornerstone or Crushingstone
Upholding Biblical standards Gap Persons
Israel Future blessing promised Four Enduring Messages
Future Temples Two Future Temples
God’s promises are literal Israel is Israel
New Covenant promises A New Covenant But Not a New Israel
The preservation of God’s people No Strings Attached
Jesus Christ Deity of… The Great Physician
Deity The Perfect Preteen
Deity Believing is Seeing!
Deity The One And Only Son
Church is His Body The Church Revisited
Great Physician The Great Physician
His return is imminent Imminent is not the Same as Immediate
Humanity The Perfect Preteen
Incarnation What’s it All About?
Incarnation More than a Christmas Story
Logically Lord More than a Good Man
Person/Work Choosing HBO
Prophetic names for... What’s in a Name?
Sinless perfection of... Immutability Demands Impeccability
The Lamb of God God’s Lamb
The perfect sacrifice Up in Smoke
The perfect Servant The Model Servant
The perfect Servant True Christmas Spirit
Unchangeable Immutability Demands Impeccability
Walking the way of suffering Via Dolorosa
Work of salvation The Finished Work of Christ
Judgment Day of the Lord A Clean Sweep
Discussion of hell Lost Forever
…of lifeless branches No-Good Wood
...for rejecting the King The Bad News and the Good News
Judgment Seat of Christ Reviews believers’ lives The BEMA for Believers
Justice Call to social justice A Basket of Summer Fruit
Compassion, not complacency Four Enduring Messages
Consequences of sin To: Nineveh From: Nahum
Kingdom A study on... Thy Kingdom Come
Topic Subtopic Title
Laws Ceremonial vs. moral laws Capital Punishment and Biblical Covenants
  Clean vs. unclean The Clean and the Unclean
  Justice vs. mercy Turning the Other Cheek
  O.T. offerings Up in Smoke
  Reap what you sow Investment in Wind
  Sexual standards Deception Out of the Closet
 Leadership Dealing with "idols" More than Iconoclasts
  How to treat Give 'Em A Brake
  Model for Keeping Peace Minimizing Misunderstandings
  Qualifications for… Spiritual Leadership
  Setting an example Denying Our Rights
Legalism Good Ideas can go Bad Bronze Serpents and Golden Ephods
  Imposing scruples on others Spirituality and Scruples
  Let God judge The BEMA for Believers
Lifestyle Absolute obedience Just Joseph
  Avoiding God’s call Excuses, Excuses!
  Balance for happiness The Joy of Living
  Balance joy / solemnity Song and Sacrifice
  Beacons in dark world Shining Lights
  Courage Choosing HBO

Continuous Sinful Lifestyle Family Photo Album
  Daily cleansing Washing Feet
  Don’t Lust/Don’t Hoard Two Sides of the Same Coin
  Enterprising service Entrepreneurs for Christ
  Expecting Christ’s return Ready for His Return
  Faithfulness Not Famous--But Faithful
  Growth through self discipline Go for the Goal
  Guarding "weak" areas Don’t Rest on Your Laurels
  Holiness The Clean and the Unclean
Keeping Promises Two Eagles and Three Kings
  Material possessions A Fool’s View of Things
  Not materialistic Smart Money
  Of self denial Via Dolorosa
  Of self denial Denying Our Rights
  Overcoming evil with good Turning the Other Cheek
  Preventing spread of moral decay September Salt
  Putting the Lord first Paneled Houses
  Eliminating a hidden sin Five Kings in a Cave
  Relating to Unbelievers Overcome Evil with Good
  Religious tokenism Going Through the Motions
  Results of pride The Rise and Fall of Pride
Righteousness, not ritualism Four Enduring Messages
  Servanthood The Model Servant
  Setting priorities Bags With Holes
  Social Media Image Isn't Everything
  Success: God’s perspective Really Great!
  Teaching of children Family Devotions help Future Decisions
Trusting For Provision Water and War
  Trustworthy Betrayed
  Upholding Biblical standards Gap Persons
  Using natural talents/skills The Sanctity of Skill
  "Walking in love" Spirituality and Scruples
  Weak/foolish/unreliable Cakes, Doves and Bows
Love Characteristics of… Beyond All These
  Goal of preaching The Goal of Love
Test of family membership Family Photo Album
Marriage Biblical standards for… Divorce is not an Option
  Control of little problems Catch the Foxes
  Structure for the home The Answer is the Argument
  God’s Approval Reception in Galilee
Materialism Don’t lust/Don’t Hoard Two Sides of the Same Coin
  Recognizing a "root" sin Five Kings in a Cave
Maturity Constant vigilance Don’t Rest on Your Laurels
  Gradual process The School of God
  Interactions with Skeptics Defending the Faith in an Irreverent Internet Age
  Making progress in… Progress Now, Perfection Later
  School of God Dried-up Brooks
  Self control necessary Strong but Weak
  Self discipline Discipline is Demanded
  Spirituality or maturity? Spirituality and Scruples
Meekness Modeled in life of Isaac Well, Well, Well
Mercy Repentance brings forgiveness To: Nineveh From: Nahum
Mind Guard against human thinking Kidnapped Through Philosophy
  Guidelines for godly mindset Mind Control
Ministry Opportunities in… The Open Door
Miracles Birth of Christ More Than a Christmas Story
  Existence of Bible The Miracle Book
  Fig tree Fig Trees and Mountains
  Jesus/leprosy He Touched Me
  Loaves and fish Only Five Loaves and Two Fish
  Natural and Supernatural Means Have a Good Day
  ...of Elisha Gourds and Grain
  Resurrection of Christ If Christ Had Not Risen
  "Sign Miracles" of John Priority of Purpose
  Walls of Jericho The Walls of Jericho
  Legion of demons cast out Peace in the Place of Pigs
  The First Sign Miracle Reception in Galilee
Money Don’t lust/Don’t hoard Two Sides of the Same Coin
  Love of… Legacy of Leprosy
  Selfish perspective A Fool’s View of Things
  Stewardship Smart Money
  Unscrupulous fundraising Zeal Without Knowledge
New Age Description and origins New Age Manipulation
Obedience Acting on God’s commands Just Joseph
  Brings barriers down The Walls of Jericho
Listening to God’s call Children Should Be Seen and Heard
  Results of partial... Trust and Obey
  …to Scripture R and R
Parables Cannot Serve God and Money Smart Money
Description of Hell Lost Forever
Israel as God’s Vineyard Expected But Not Forced
Kingdom of Heaven Tares, Bad Fish and Foolish Virgins
Proper view of Possessions A Fool’s View of Things
Rebellious Actions and Attitudes Return of a Rebel
Seizing Opportunities Entrepreneurs for Christ
Pictures Abraham and Isaac Received Back by Resurrection
  Acceptable worship Acceptable Worship
  Bronze Serpents Bronze Serpents and Golden Ephods
  Clean/unclean animals The Clean and the Unclean
  Conquering enemy strongholds Ehud and Eglon
  David and Christ’s betrayal Befriended then Betrayed
  David’s Mighty Men David’s Mighty Men
  Egypt to Canaan Crossing the Jordan
  Joseph and Jesus Christ Tested by the Word
  Kinsman – Redeemer From Rags to Riches
  Lamb of God God’s Lamb
  Mephibosheth Mephibosheth and Me
  N.T. revelation needed Allow for Fuller Meaning of Scripture
  O.T. offerings Up in Smoke
  Tabernacle pattern/worship Beyond the Brazen Altar
Water from the Rock Water and War
Prayer For peace and quiet Peace and Quiet
  …in decision-making Seven C’s of Decision Making
  Removes "mountains" Fig Trees and Mountains
  When enemy attacks Obstacles and Opposition
Pride Discipline for Get the Big Picture
  God’s judgment of… The Rise and Fall of Pride
  God thwarts man's pride Building Towers
  Leads to self-will Three Blind Kings
  When interpreting Scripture Beware of Pride and Prejudice
  Recognizing a "root" sin Five Kings in a Cave
Priorities Affect moral decisions Blind Spots
  Building strong spiritual walls Denying Our Rights
  Centrality of Scripture R and R
  Importance of… Bags With Holes
  Putting the Lord first Paneled Houses
  Trusting God’s Provision Faith, Not Fear
  Use of money Smart Money
Problems Avoiding friction Minimizing Misunderstandings
Bad things happen When Bad Things Happen
  Good Ideas can go Bad Bronze Serpents and Golden Ephods
  God knows and cares Running from Problems
  God’s purpose in… Problems on Purpose
  …in local church fellowship Critcal Mass
  Overcoming obstacles Obstacles and Opposition
Promises Delay is not denial Cutting Calves and Chasing Crows
  Trust God’s promises Tested by the Word
  Importance of keeping The Story of Judah and Tamar
Prophecy Babylon Babylon and the Beast
  Crucifixion/resurrection A Psalm for all Season
  Future of Israel Fig Trees and Mountains
  Future Temples Two Future Temples
Judgment of nations Plowshares and Pruning hooks Swords and Spears
Messianic Kingdom Two Eagles and Three Kings
  Return of the Lord No One Means NO ONE!
Signs of the Day of the Lord Three Reassuring Signs
Proverbs General truths Proverbs are Proverbs
Rebellion Consequences of... The Subtle Sin of Syncretism
Renewal/Revival Prerequisites for... Requisites for Revival
  Dealing with "idols" More than Iconoclasts
  Rest for the Weary The Bad News and the Good News
Repentance/
Restoration
God graciously restores Failure is not Final
Responsibilities Failure to fulfill Three Blind Kings
Resurrection Essential to Christianity If Christ Had Not Risen
  Picture of… Received Back by Resurrection
Return Bodily Return Ascension Seminar
  Expecting Christ’s return Ready for His Return
  Imminence of… The Approaching Day
  Judgment of nations Plowshares & Pruninghooks Swords & Spears
  Could occur at any moment Imminent is not the Same as Immediate
  Promise of... Heaven is a Wonderful Place!
  Signs of... No One Means NO ONE!
Salvation Aspects of the Lamb of God God’s Lamb
  Basis and means of BMOC
  Benefits provided Spiritual Blessings
  Broad scope of... Five Fantastic Facts
  Faith vs. Works Faith that Works
  Freedom from sin’s control Proclamation of Liberty
  New relationship to God Mephibosheth and Me
Recognizing family membership Family Photo Album
  Reconciliation/relationship More than Yellow Ribbons
  Repentance/reconciliation Return of a Rebel
  Results of God’s pardon More than a Pardon
  Results of rejection Lost Forever
  Sin’s ugliness removed He Touched Me
  Work of Christ The Finished Work of Christ
  Salvation...possible to lose? Safe and Secure
  Only through Christ Heaven is a Wonderful Place!
Satan Attempts to ruin God’s plan Foiled Again!
  Recognize his activity Cutting Calves and Chasing Crows
  Resisting him Binding Satan
Selfishness Caring rather than hoarding Four Enduring Messages
Consequences of... Strong but Weak
Produces fruitless vines Expected But Not Forced
  Results in eternal loss The BEMA for Believers
  Remedy for Get the Big Picture
  Twisting God’s arm Twisting God’s Arm
Signs Weak faith requires "signs" Faith and Fleeces
Sin ...affects testimony Legacy of Leprosy
Continuous sinful lifestyle Family Photo Album
  Results of…   Tragic Events
pleasures and consequences of... Vignettes from a Vineyard
Suffering Betrayal Betrayed
allowed by God Vignettes from a Vineyard
  Persecution Expect to be Persecuted
  Reasons for... Why Me Lord?
Temptation Way of escape The Way of Escape
  Consequences of yielding Legacy of Leprosy
Tests ...develop inner armor Giants Versus God
  Don’t "test" the Lord Faith and Fleeces
  "Perfecting process" Tested by the Word
Thanksgiving ...for past blessing Remembering All the Way
Trials ...develop inner armor Giants Versus God
  God’s control in... Our Disappointments are God’s Appointments
  God’s control of... Dried-up Brooks
  God’s faithfulness in... Hope in the Midst of Hurt
  Learning humility Broken Before Blessed
  Obedience in... Received Back by Resurrection
  Overcoming Opposition Obstacles and Opposition
  Perfecting Process Tested by the Word
  Reveal God’s power Treasure in Jars of Clay
  Test our faith and patience God Enables Us to Deal with "Nabals"
  Unexpected tests Unannounced Tests
Trustworthiness Lack of... Betrayed
Truth Confronting unbelievers Choices
Types Abraham and Isaac Received Back by Resurrection
  Acceptable worship Acceptable Worship
  Bronze Serpents Bronze Serpents and Golden Ephods
  Clean/unclean animals The Clean and the Unclean
  Conquering enemy strongholds Ehud and Eglon
  David’s Mighty Men David’s Mighty Men
  Egypt to Canaan Crossing the Jordan
  Joseph and Jesus Christ Tested by the Word
Joseph as a type of Christ He’s Alive
  Kinsman – Redeemer From Rags to Riches
  Lamb of God God’s Lamb
  Mephibosheth Mephibosheth and Me
  N.T. revelation needed Allow for Fuller Meaning of Scripture
  O.T. offerings Up in Smoke
  Tabernacle pattern/worship Beyond the Brazen Altar
  Water from the Rock Water and War
Unity Communication is essential Minimizing Misunderstandings
  How to encourage Give 'Em A Brake
  Differing opinions Spirituality and Scruples
  ...in view of Christ’s return The Approaching Day
  Maintaining... We are One in the Spirit
  Steps to... Beyond All These
  Work out differences Work it Out!
Usefulness All Christians valuable Short Christians
Value All Christians significant Short Christians
  Success in God’s eyes Really Great!
  Every human is of great value Peace in the Place of Pigs
  Of ordinary people Not Famous--But Faithful
Victory …with Sinful Warfare Water and War
  Church over "gates of hell" The Church Revisited
  God’s victory over Satan Foiled Again
  Over personal sin Born Free
  Over "root" sins Five Kings in a Cave
War Biblical positions on... Tough Choices in a Nuclear Age
  Ends at Christ’s return Plowshares & Pruninghooks Swords & Spears
Warfare …against Sinful Nature Water and War
  Avoiding defeat Besieged but not Defeated
  Battling the flesh  Ehud and Eglon
  Putting on God’s armor Binding Satan
  Enemy activity pictured Five Kings in a Cave
  Spiritual Battles Crossing the Jordan
  Spiritual warfare pictured David’s Mighty Men
Wisdom Good ideas can go Bad Bronze Serpents and Golden Ephods
  In peace making Minimizing Misunderstandings
  Obtaining God’s wisdom Far-Out Wisdom
World Satanic system The "World" Series
World view Dangers of human philosophies Kidnapped Through Philosophy
  God’s perspective Get the Big Picture
  God’s values Investment in Wind
  New Age thought New Age Manipulation
Worship Acceptable to God Acceptable Worship
An “American Idol” Generation of Worship
  Christian lifestyle Worship is a Way of Life
  Pattern for approach to God Beyond the Brazen Altar
  Sincere in action and attitude Going Through the Motions
Zeal Avoid Hasty Judgements Minimizing Misunderstandings
  Sound doctrine essential Zeal Without Knowledge
Book Chapter Verse Title
Genesis 1   Fully Functional
  1 1 In The Beginning
  1 25 Evolution and God
  2   Fully Functional
  2 20-22 Evolution and God
  3 15 Foiled Again!
  4 3-5 Acceptable Worship
6-9 Big Flood
  9 6 Capital Punishment and Biblical Covenants
  11 1-9 Building Towers
  12 1-9 No Strings Attached
  12 10-20 Exercise in Ethics
  13-19   The Road to Failure
  15 9-11, 17-18 Cutting Calves and Chasing Crows
  16 1-11 Running from Problems
  20   Exercise in Ethics
  22   Received Back by Resurrection
  22 8 God’s Lamb
  22 17 Foiled Again!
  25 29-34 A Tale of Two Brothers
  26 1-11 Exercise in Ethics
  26 17-35 Well, Well, Well
  32 30-31 Broken Before Blessed
  35 1-3 Trust and Obey
  37-50   Our Disappointments are God’s Appointments
37 18-20 He’s Alive
38 1-30 The Story of Judah and Tamar
45 3-5 He’s Alive
  49 10a Foiled Again!
  50 20 Not Famous—But Faithful
Exodus 1 15-22 Exercise in Ethics
  3 15-18 Living Sacrifice
  4 11 Is Euthanasia a Euphemism?
  8 25-28 Living Sacrifice
  10 8-11 Living Sacrifice
  10 24-26 Living Sacrifice
  12 5 God’s Lamb
  12 1-13 Crossing the Jordan
  13 20-22 Cloud Control
  17  5-6 Water and War
  20 11 Fully Functional
  20 13 Is Euthanasia a Euphemism?
  21 22-24 Abortion is Appalling
  30 17-21 Beyond the Brazen Altar
  31 1-11 The Sanctity of Skill
  38 1 The Sanctity of Skill
Leviticus 1-7 9 Up in Smoke
  10 1-2 Acceptable Worship
  11 Current-Day Christians and Old Testament Orders
  19 Current-Day Christians and Old Testament Orders
Numbers 9 15-23 Cloud Control
  11   Case Study in Complaining
  11 4 Twisting God’s Arm
  12   Criticism Constructive or Constrictive
  21 7-9 Bronze Serpents and Golden Ephods
  32 5 Twisting God’s Arm
Deuteronomy 6 4-7 Family Devotions Help Future Decisions
  7 2 Tough Choices in a Nuclear Age
  8 2 Remembering All the Way
  32 39 Is Euthanasia a Euphemism?
Joshua 1-6   The Walls of Jericho
  2   Exercise in Ethics
  3 11 Crossing the Jordan
  4   Crossing the Jordan
  5 3 Crossing the Jordan
  7-8   Defeat at Ai
  9 3-6 Dealing with Deception
  10 1-15 Have a Good Day
  10 5-27 Five Kings in a Cave
  22   Minimzing Misunderstanding
Judges 3 12-30 Ehud and Eglon
  6 38-40 Faith and Fleeces
  6-7   Unannounced Tests
  8 24,27 Bronze Serpents and Golden Ephods
  13-16   Strong But Weak
Ruth 1-4   From Rags to Riches
1 Samuel 3 Children Should Be Seen and Heard
4-7   Playing Games with God
  8 5 Twisting God’s Arm
  16   Giants Versus God
  16 1-3 Exercise in Ethics
  17   Giants Versus God
  22 2 David’s Mighty Men
  25 32 God Enables Us to Deal with "Nabals"
2 Samuel 9   Mephibosheth and Me
  7 12-16 A Continuing Covenant
  7 16 Foiled Again!
  12 13-14,22-23,29 Comfort in the Midst of Guilt and Grief
  15-19   Befriended then Betrayed
  23 8-39 David’s Mighty Men
1 Kings 5 20 The Legacy of Leprosy
  5 27 The Legacy of Leprosy
  13 16-19 A Tale of Two Prophets
  17   Dried Up Brooks
  17-19   Carmels and Caves
  18 1-15 Opinions of Obadiah
  18 17-24 Choices
  18 30 Critical Mass
  19 18 Seven Thousand Knees and Mouths
21 1-10 Vignettes from a Vineyard
2 Kings 4 38-44 Gourds and Grain
  5   Not Famous--But Faithful
  17 30-33, 39-41 The Subtle Sin of Syncretism
  18   More Than Iconoclasts
  18 3-4 Bronze Serpents and Golden Ephods
  20 1-3 Twisting God’s Arm
  23   More Than Iconoclasts
1 Chronicles 15 1-3 Up To Jerusalem
    14-16 Up To Jerusalem
    22 The Sanctity of Skill
    22 Up To Jerusalem
    25-29 Up To Jerusalem
  25 6-7 The Sanctity of Skill
2 Chronicles 5 4-7 Up To Jerusalem
    12-14 Up To Jerusalem
  18   Blind Spots
  21   Three Blind Kings
  26   Three Blind Kings
  26 16 Acceptable Worship
  29   Requisites for Revival
  29 27-28 Song and Sacrifice
  32   Besieged But Not Defeated
  33   Three Blind Kings
Ezra 7-10   Spiritual Leadership
Nehemiah 1-3   Building Walls
  3 23-29 Paneled Houses
  4 9-11 Obstacles and Opposition
  5   Denying Our Rights
  7 1 Don’t Rest on Your Laurels
  8 1-3 R and R
  9 38 Focal Points of Failure
  10   Focal Points of Failure
  13   Focal Points of Failure
Esther 1-10   Coincidence or Providence
  4 14 Coincidence or Providence
Job 2 10 Is Euthanasia a Euphemism?
  7 19-20 Why Me, Lord?
Psalms 8   Majestic and Marvelous
  14 1 Defending the Faith in an Irreverent Internet Age
  18 6 Please Zap Them, Lord!
  22   a-psalm-for-all-season
  23 3 Paths of Righteousness
  35 5 Please Zap Them, Lord!
  39 23-24 Five Kings in a Cave
  41 9 Betrayed
  42 5-11 When the Bubble Bursts
  43 5 When the Bubble Bursts
  51 5 Abortion is Appalling
  53 1 Defending the Faith in an Irreverent Internet Age
  57 2-3 Running from Problems
  55   Befriended then Betrayed
  69 28 Please Zap Them, Lord!
  89 3-4, 33-37 A Continuing Covenant
  91 Trust, Not Terror
  103 8-14 Failure Is Not Final
  105 16-21 Tested by the Word
  109 9 Please Zap Them, Lord!
  137 9 Please Zap Them, Lord!
  188 22 Cornerstone or Crushing Stone
Proverbs 3 6 Paths of Righteousness
  22 6 Proverbs Are Proverbs
Ecclesiastes 1-12   The Joy of Living
  3 1-2 Is Euthanasia a Euphemism?
  11 9-21 The Joy of Living
Song of Solomon 1-8   Catch the Foxes
  2 15 Catch the Foxes
Isaiah 1 14-18 Going Through the Motions
  2 1-4 Plowshares & Pruning Hooks Swords & Spears
5 1-7 Expected But Not Forced
  9 6 What’s in a Name?
  9 6 Foiled Again!
  30 21 The Seven C’s of Decision-Making
42 1 The Perfect Preteen
  42 1-4 The Model Servant
  53 7 God’s Lamb
  55 8-9 Tragic Events
Jeremiah 1 9-10 More Than Iconoclasts
  2 13 Broken Cisterns
  31 31-37 A New Covenant But Not a New Israel
Lamentations 3 22-23 Hope in the Midst of Hurt
Ezekiel 15 1-3 No-Good Wood

15 Expected But Not Forced
17 Two Eagles and Three Kings
  22 30 Gap Persons
  40-48   Two Future Temples
Daniel 1-12   Dare to Be a Daniel
9 27 Three Reassuring Signs
  11-12   Two Future Temples
  1 8 Dare to Be a Daniel
  4 30-31 Really Great
Hosea 3 4-5 Two Future Temples
  7 8,11,16 Cakes, Doves and Bows
  8 7 Investment in Wind
  12 1 Investment in Wind
Joel 3 1-17 Plowshares & Pruning Hooks Swords & Spears
Amos 8 1-2 A Basket of Summer Fruit
Obadiah 1 3 The Rise and Fall of Pride
  1 12 The Rise and Fall of Pride
  1 15 The Rise and Fall of Pride
Jonah 1 1-5 The Cost of Disobedience
  4 9-11 Get the Big Picture
Micah 4 1-8 Plowshares & Pruning Hooks Swords & Spears
  7 18-19 More than a Pardon
Nahum 1-3   To: Nineveh From: Nahum
Habakkuk 2 1-4 Wrestling, Waiting, Watching, Walking, Worshipping
Zephaniah 1 2-3 A Clean Sweep
  1 18 A Clean Sweep
  3 8 A Clean Sweep
Haggai 1 Paneled Houses
Haggai 1 6 Bags with Holes
Zechariah 7 4-5, 8-10 Four Enduring Messages
8 1-3, 18-19 Four Enduring Messages
5   Airborne Books and Baskets
  6 9-15 Two Future Temples
  9 9-10 Really Great
  14 16-21 Two Future Temples
Malachi 2 16 Divorce is Not an Option
Book Chapter Verse Title
Matthew 1 18-19 Just Joseph
  2 16 Really Great
  3 7-8 Choosing HBO
3 17 The Perfect Preteen
  5 13 September Salt
  5 14-16 Shining Lights
  5 38-42 Turning the Other Cheek
  5 39 Tough Choices in a Nuclear Age
  5 43-48 Intent of the Author
  5 45 Tragic Events
  6 9-13 Thy Kingdom Come
  6 19-21 Two Sides of the Same Coin
  6 25-34 Faith, Not Fear
  7 1 Minimizing Misunderstanding
  7 6 Defending the Faith in an Irreverent Internet Age
  7 21 Tares, Bad Fish and Foolish Virgins
  11 20-30 The Bad News and the Good News
  13 24-30 Tares, Bad Fish and Foolish Virgins
  13 47-50 Tares, Bad Fish and Foolish Virgins
  14 16-18 Only Five Loaves and Two Fish
  14 29-30 Dealing with Doubts
  16 16 The Church Revisited
  16 18 The Church Revisited
  17 2-5 Zeal Without Knowledge
  21 1-22 Fig Trees and Mountains
  21 31-45 Cornerstone or Crushing Stone
  24 15-31 Two Future Temples
  24 32-39 No One Means No One!
  25 1-13 Tares, Bad Fish and Foolish Virgins
  25 14-30 Entrepreneurs for Christ
  25 31-46 Plowshares & Pruning Hooks Swords & Spears
Mark 1 7 Choosing HBO
  2 3-5 Through the Roof
  5 1-20 Peace in the Place of Pigs
  6 17-18 Choosing HBO
  6 30-44 Only Five Loaves and Two Fish
  7 13 Beware of Pride and Prejudice
  8 21-38 The School of God
  9 14-29 Peace in the Place of Pigs
  14 3-9 Worship is a Way of Life
Luke 2 1-20 More than a Christmas Story
2 39-52 The Perfect Preteen
  2 49 Critical Mass
  4 12 He Touched Me
  4 14-30 Proclamation of Liberty
  6 27 Tough Choices in a Nuclear Age
  7 20 Dealing with Doubts
7 33-34 The Perfect Preteen
  9 10-17 Only Five Loaves and Two Fish
  9 23 Via Dolorosa
  9 50 For and Against
  10 41-42 "Sensitivity Training" for Counseling
  11 23 For and Against
  11 34 Blind Spots
  12 16-21 A Fool’s View of Things
  12 35-40 Ready for His Return
  12 48 No Claim to Fame
  13 11-13 Peace in the Place of Pigs
  13 15 Tragic Events
  14 15-24 Excuses, Excuses!
  15 11-32 Return of a Rebel
  16 1-13 Smart Money
  16 19-31 Lost Forever
  19 11-27 Entrepreneurs for Christ
  22 20 A New Covenant But Not a New Israel
  22 24-27 Really Great
  22 49-51 Zeal Without Knowledge
  22 56-62 Failure Is Not Final
24 27 He’s Alive!
John 1 1, 14, 18 What’s it All About?
  1 14, 16, 18 The One And Only Son
  1 23 Choosing HBO
  1 29 God’s Lamb
  1 29-30 Choosing HBO
  2 1-11 Reception in Galilee
  2 16 Critical Mass
  3 14-16 Bronze Serpents and Golden Ephods
  3 16 The "World" Series
  4 1-42 One on One
  4 13,14 Water and War
  4 23-24 Acceptable Worship
  4 34-38 One Link in the Chain
  5 1-9 The Great Physician
  6 1-14 Only Five Loaves and Two Fish
  7 38-39 Filled With The Spirit
  9 1-4 When Bad Things Happen
  10 22-30 Safe & Secure
  10 20 More than a Good Man
  10 33 More than a Good Man
  11 25-27 "Sensitivity Training" for Counseling
  11 32-35 "Sensitivity Training" for Counseling
  12 1-8 Worship is a Way of Life
  12 44-50 Believing is Seeing!
  13 1-17 Washing Feet
13 14-17 The Perfect Preteen
  13 18 Betrayed
  14 1-6 Heaven is a Wonderful Place
  14 16-17 Filled With The Spirit
  15 1-10 No-Good Wood
15 5, 8 Expected But Not Forced
  19 13-18 Via Dolorosa
  20 25 Dealing with Doubts
  20 28 More than a Good Man
  20 30-31 The Priority of Purpose
  21   Failure Is Not Final
Acts 1 1-11 Ascension Seminar
2 38 The Hierarchy of Scripture
  4 2 BMOC
  15 36-40 Failure Is Not Final
  17 11 Beware of Pride and Prejudice
  17 24 The "World" Series
  17 30-31 BMOC
Romans 1 Defending the Faith in an Irreverent Internet Age
1 8-15 Planned and Prayed For, But Prevented
  1 16 From Then to Now
  1 18-23 From Glory to Images
  1 20 Without Excuse
  3 28 Faith that Works
  4 3, 6 BMOC
  4 5 Faith that Works
  5 1 Faith that Works
  5 5-8 Hope that Will Not Disappoint
  5 12 Evolution and God
  6 11-14 Five Kings in a Cave
  8 19-30 Graves, Groanings and the Geological Column
  8 20-21 Evolution and God
  8 28 Running from Problems
  8 28 When Bad Things Happen
  8 28-30 Not Famous--But Faithful
  9 24-27 The Bema for Believers
  10 2 Zeal Without Knowledge
  11 26 Israel is Israel
  11 33-36 Unnaturally Unique
  12 1 Living Sacrifice
  12 2 Mind Control
  12 14-21 Overcome Evil with Good
  13 14 Ehud and Eglon
  13 24 Tough Choices in a Nuclear Age
  14   The BEMA for Believers
  14   Spirituality and Scruples
  15 4 Three Blind Kings
  15 17-33 Planned and Prayed For, But Prevented
1 Corinthians 1 17 The Hierarchy of Scripture
  1 26-27 Not Famous--But Faithful
  3 1-15 The BEMA for Believers
  3 10-15 No-Good Wood
  3 11 Doctrine or Illustration?
  4 2-5 The BEMA for Believers
  4 7 No Claim to Fame
  5 9-10 Intent of the Author
  6 9-11 Deception Out of the Closet
  8   Spirituality and Scruples
  9 24-27 Discipline is Demanded
  10 1-10 Cloud Control
10 4 Water and War
  10 11 Crossing the Jordan
10 11 Water and War
  10 13 The Way of Escape
  10 18-33 Spirituality and Scruples
  11 23-24 Betrayed
  11 25 A New Covenant But Not a New Israel
  15 12-20 If Christ Had Not Risen
  16 2 Intent of the Author
2 Corinthians 1 3-4 Comfortable or Comforted
  2 11 New Age Manipulation
  3 6 A New Covenant But Not a New Israel
3 18 Family Photo Album
3 18 From Glory to Images
  4 4 New Age Manipulation
  4 7-12 Treasure in Jars of Clay
  5 9-10 The BEMA for Believers
  5 18 The Finished Work of Christ
  8   Christian Giving is More than Christmas Giving
  8 9 Christian Giving is More than Christmas Giving
  9 8 Rewards for Giving
  10 3-5 Ehud and Eglon
  10 4-5 Giants Versus God
  10 5 Mind Control
  10 5 More Than Iconoclasts
  11 14 New Age Manipulation
  14 1-6 Heaven is a Wonderful Place!
Galatians 1 8 Beware of Pride and Prejudice
  2-3 Current-Day Christians and Old Testament Orders
  2 20 Via Dolorosa
  3 28 The Answer is the Argument
  5 16 Ehud and Eglon
  5 22-23 Filled With The Spirit
  6 1 Failure Is Not Final
Ephesians 1 3-14 Spiritual Blessings
  1 3 Crossing the Jordan
  1 7 The Finished Work of Christ
  1 11-12 Cloud Control
  1 23 Five Fantastic Facts
  2 6 Five Fantastic Facts
  2 6-9 BMOC
  2 19-20 Doctrine or Illustration?
  2 20 Cornerstone or Crushing Stone
  2 22 Five Fantastic Facts
  3 10 Five Fantastic Facts
  4 2-3 Minimizing Missunderstanding
  4 2-6 We Are One in the Spirit
  4 32 Failure Is Not Final
  5 19-21 Filled With The Spirit
  5 32 Five Fantastic Facts
  6 10-11 Crossing the Jordan
  6 10-18 Binding Satan
6 10-18 Water and War
  6 21-22 Short Christians
Philippians 1 12-14 Controlled Circumstances
  2 3 Mind Control
  2 1-8 Via Dolorosa
  2 3-4 Minimizing Missunderstanding
  2 5-8 True Christmas Spirit
  2 5-11 Denying Our Rights
  2 12 Work it Out
  2 25-30 Short Christians
3 21 Ascension Seminar
  3 12-16 Progress Now, Perfection Later
  3 14 Go for the Goal
  4 8 Mind Control
  4 13 Controlled by Context
  4 14-19 Supply & Sacrifice
Colossians 1 19-22 More than Yellow Ribbons
  2 8 Kidnapped Through Philosophy
  3 1-10 Born Free
  3 5 Five Kings in a Cave
  3 11-17 Beyond All These
  3 12-13 Minimizing Missunderstanding
  4 5-6 Responsibility Towards Outsiders
  4 6 September Salt
  4 12-13 Short Christians
1 Thessalonians 1 9-10 Imminent is not the Same as Immediate
  2 1-2 Imminent is not the Same as Immediate
  4 13-18 Imminent is not the Same as Immediate
  5 1-11 Imminent is not the Same as Immediate
5 17 Water and War
2 Thessalonians 2 1-2 Imminent is not the Same as Immediate
2 1-10 Three Reassuring Signs
1 Timothy 1 5 The Goal of Love
  2 1-6 Peace and Quiet
  6 6-10 Two Sides of the Same Coin
  6 17-19 Two Sides of the Same Coin
2 Timothy 2 3-6 Models for the Faithful Christian
  2 5 Discipline is Demanded
  2 11-13 The BEMA for Believers
  2 15 Discipline is Demanded
  2 15 The Hierarchy of Scripture
  2 21 Giants Versus God
  3 16-17 The Last Word
  4 3-4 Beware of Pride and Prejudice
  4 5 Endure Hardships
Titus 1 15 All Things Are Pure
  2 4-5 Intent of the Author
  3 5-7 BMOC
Philemon 1   The Power of Positive Speaking
Hebrews 1 1-2 What’s it All About?
  4 14-16 Giants Versus God
  8 8-12 A New Covenant But Not a New Israel
  9 24 Beyond the Brazen Altar
  10 11-14 BMOC
  10 19-22 Beyond the Brazen Altar
  10 24-25 The Approaching Day
  11 17-19 Received Back by Resurrection
  11 30 The Walls of Jericho
  12 5-11 No-Good Wood
  12 11 Tragic Events
  13 8 Immutability Demands Impeccability
  13 20 A New Covenant But Not a New Israel
James 1 2-8 Problems on Purpose
  1 5 Far-Out Wisdom
  1 18-25 Summer First Fruits
1 27 Four Enduring Messages
  2 14 Faith that Works
  2 17 Faith that Works
  2 24 Faith that Works
  2 26 Faith that Works
  3 13-17 Far-Out Wisdom
  4 7 Binding Satan
  5 17 Carmels and Caves
1 Peter 1 10-12 Allow for the Fuller Meaning of Scripture
  1 13 Mind Control
  1 18-19 God’s Lamb
  2 6-7 Cornerstone or Crushing Stone
  3 15-17 Defending the Faith in an Irreverent Internet Age
  4 12-19 Expect to be Persecuted
  5 8 Binding Satan
2 Peter 1 19-21 The Miracle Book
1 3-8 Expected But Not Forced
  3 3-7 Big Flood
  3 8 Intent of the Author
  3 9 Peace in the Place of Pigs
  3 16 Clarity or Casuistry?
1 John 2 6 Via Dolorosa
  2 15-16 The "World" Series
  2 18-27 Babies Beware!
3
Family Photo Album
  4 10 The Finished Work of Christ
  5 13 The Priority of Purpose
2 John 10   Precept or Principle?
3 John   6-8 Precept or Principle?
Jude 1 12-13 Five Metaphors
Revelation 3 8 The Open Door
  5 6 God’s Lamb
13 14-15 Three Reassuring Signs
14 8 Babylon and the Beast
16 9 Babylon and the Beast
17 3-5 Babylon and the Beast
  20 1-10 Binding Satan