Thought for the Day

Some food for thought for your meditation normally authored by Pastor Tim Boffey and occasionally authored by other church members.

Sweet Bitterness

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, November 19, 2009
(Proverbs 27:7) The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet. Solomon here makes a simple but keen observation about life: those who <em>fare sumptuously every day</em> (LUK 16:19) have little use for common fare, even less for something that is only made palatable by sheer hunger. By contrast, a beggar might <em>desire to be fed with the crumbs from the rich man's table</em> (LUK 16:20-21) or <em>fill his belly with the husks that swine eat</em> (LUK 15:16) ...

Carrying Out The Law

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, May 14, 2009
(John 5:10) The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. The Lord Jesus had just healed an impotent man that had been waiting a long time for the benefits of the seasonal troubling of the water at the Bethesda pool by an angel (JOH 5:1-9). Thanks be unto God that Jesus is not constrained to use intermediate means to work saving and healing in men! The benefits of these troubled waters which were limited to this man because of weakn...

Buckets of Grace

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, May 7, 2009
(John 4:11) The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Jesus had just declared to a woman of Samaria who had come to <em>draw</em> water from Jacob's well that He could have provided her with living water (JOH 4:5-10). Seeing that Jesus appeared to have no instrument with which to draw water, and not discerning between things of the flesh and things of the spirit (for Jesus was speaking of the Spirit, c/w JOH 7:37-3...

This World, That World (11)

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, April 23, 2009
Luke 20:34-38 (34) And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: (35) But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: (36) Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. (37) Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of...

Earth Day

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Wednesday, April 22, 2009
(Genesis 8:22) While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. My calendar tells me today (April 22) is Earth Day, the genesis of which was in 1970 at a time when (according to Wikipedia's article on “Earth Day”) <em>global cooling</em> was the environmental “crisis du jour.” How things have changed (viewpoints, that is, not earth's fate)! There are legitimate concerns about the environment, not from the standpoint of humans...

This World, That World (10)

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Luke 20:34-38 (34) And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: (35) But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: (36) Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. (37) Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of...

This World, That World (9)

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Saturday, April 18, 2009
Luke 20:34-38 (34) And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: (35) But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: (36) Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. (37) Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of...

This World, That World (8)

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, April 9, 2009
Luke 20:34-38 (34) And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: (35) But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: (36) Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. (37) Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of...

This World, That World (7)

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, March 26, 2009
Luke 20:34-38 (34) And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: (35) But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: (36) Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. (37) Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of...

This World, That World (6)

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, March 26, 2009
Luke 20:34-38 (34) And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: (35) But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: (36) Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. (37) Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of...

This World, That World (5)

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Luke 20:34-38 (34) And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: (35) But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: (36) Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. (37) Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of...

This World, That World (4)

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, March 12, 2009
Luke 20:34-38 (34) And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: (35) But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: (36) Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. (37) Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of...

This World, That World (3)

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Luke 20:34-38 (34) And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: (35) But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: (36) Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. (37) Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of...

This World, That World (2)

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, February 26, 2009
Luke 20:34-38 (34) And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: (35) But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: (36) Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. (37) Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of...

This World, That World

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, February 26, 2009
Luke 20:34-38 (34) And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: (35) But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: (36) Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. (37) Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of...

Swept and Garnished (4)

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Wednesday, February 18, 2009
As noted in the first meditation in this series, the scribes and Pharisees were the particular target of this parable according to the parallel account in the gospel of Matthew (MAT 12:24; MAT 12:38). The Pharisees were the “...most straitest sect...” (ACT 26:5) of the religion of the Jews: rigid advocates of the letter of the law of Moses but not its spirit, passing over weightier matters like judgment, mercy, faith and the love of God (MAT 23:23 c/w LUK 11:42) in favor of less weighty mechanical obedien...

Swept and Garnished (3)

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Luke 11:24-26 (24) When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. (25) And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. (26) Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. As noted in a previous meditation, this unclean spirit was not repulsed by a rec...

Swept and Garnished (2)

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Friday, February 13, 2009
Luk 11:24-26 (24) When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. (25) And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. (26) Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. In the previous meditation we noted that the language of this text allows for the...

Swept and Garnished

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, February 12, 2009
Luke 11:24-26 (24) When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. (25) And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. (26) Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. The Lord Jesus Christ spoke these words in rebuttal of gainsayers who had just acc...

Christmas: Is It Biblical?

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Friday, December 5, 2008
Revelation 11:10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. The Book of Revelation is rich with intriguing figures that have profound spiritual significance. In the eleventh chapter are described two powerful witnesses of God whose testimony serves as a torment to men. There has been much speculation as to the identity of these two witnesses and some have even suggest...

Voices From Beyond The Veil

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Saturday, November 15, 2008
(Ezekiel 32:21) The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell with them that help him: they are gone down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword. In this chapter, Ezekiel prophesies against Egypt and Pharaoh concerning the imminent overthrow of their magnificence by the Babylonians (EZE 32:11-12). The wicked who have already been slain and made their descent into hell “...shall <em>speak to him out of the midst of hell</em>.” It is as if they comprised a sort of a drol...

The Problem With Halloween

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Friday, October 24, 2008
(The following is an updated version of a post from October, 2005) In our modern society, the festive occasion known as Halloween is taken for granted. It is a time of curious, rather morbid activities for children and adults alike when some of the darkest themes of a sin-burdened creation are exhumed from history's graveyard for public display and for the profit of carnal merchants who promote the entire affair. Yet how many people (especially Bible-believers) have given honest, serious considerat...

John 2:13-17

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Friday, October 24, 2008
John 2:13-17 (13) And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, (14) And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: (15) And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; (16) And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise. (17) And his...

Standing In The Gap

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Friday, October 17, 2008
John 2:13-17 (13) And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, (14) And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: (15) And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; (16) And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise. (17) And his...

Turning The Tables

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, October 16, 2008
John 2:13-17 (13) And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, (14) And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: (15) And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; (16) And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise. (17) And hi...

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