Thought for the Day

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

For The Sake Of The Righteous

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, October 16, 2008
Ezekiel 14:12-14 (12) The word of the LORD came again to me, saying, (13) Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it: (14) Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD. Ezekiel's prophecy was written in the days wh...

Ezekiel 4:9 Bread (The Rest of the Story)

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Ezekiel 4:9-15 (9) Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof. (10) And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it. (11) Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth part of an hin: from time to time sh...

One Purse

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Saturday, May 3, 2008
Proverbs 1:13-14. We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: In the context of these words, Solomon is warning against being enticed to join hands with the wicked in their secretive (see PRO 1:11) plundering enterprise. It is revealing that these wicked conspirators ('Conspire' meaning “to combine privily for an unlawful or evil purpose...” [O.E.D.]) espouse a basic Marxist/Socialist/Communist doctrine: "Cast in thy l...

Time For Action

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Friday, May 2, 2008
Matthew 4:1-11 (1) Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. (2) And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. (3) And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. (4) But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (5) Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and s...

The Way of Escape

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, May 1, 2008
Matthew 4:1-11 (1) Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. (2) And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. (3) And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. (4) But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (5) Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and s...

Blessed Peacemakers

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, April 10, 2008
(Mat 5:9) Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. There is a time for war (ECC 3:8) but not all times. Peace is a preferable estate and in the zeal of righteous indignation against sin and sinners, in the heat of contention for the faith (JUDE 1:3) or the correction of injustices, believers must not forget that while they are <em>eschewing evil</em> they are to “...seek peace, and ensue it” (1PE 3:11). Since <em>peacemaking</em> is at issue, “Let us therefore follow ...

Standing on the Promises of the LORD

  • By Eric Broyles
  • on Thursday, March 13, 2008
Standing on the Promises of the LORD 2 Chronicles 32 1After these things, and the establishment thereof, Sennacherib king of Assyria came, and entered into Judah, and encamped against the fenced cities, and thought to win them for himself. 2And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib was come, and that he was purposed to fight against Jerusalem, 3He took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were without the city: and they did help him. 4So th...

Voting for Robin Hood

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, February 28, 2008
John 19:23-24 (23) Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. (24) They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did. This is one of t...

Net Profit (4)

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Wednesday, February 6, 2008
John 21:1-13 (1) After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself. (2) There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. (3) Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing. (4) But when the morning wa...

Net Profit (3)

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Friday, February 1, 2008
John 21:1-12 (1) After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself. (2) There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. (3) Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing. (4) But when the morning wa...

Net Profit (2)

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, January 31, 2008
John 21:1-12 (1) After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself. (2) There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. (3) Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing. (4) But when the morning wa...

Net Profit

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Wednesday, January 30, 2008
John 21:1-12 (1) After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself. (2) There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. (3) Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing. (4) But when the morning wa...

The Most Holy Place

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Saturday, January 26, 2008
(Eze 41:4) So he measured the length thereof, twenty cubits; and the breadth, twenty cubits, before the temple: and he said unto me, This is the most holy place. The last few chapters of the book of Ezekiel are a vision of God's temple program. As in other visions and prophecies in the Old Testament there is here a prophetic perspective which blends together aspects of current and future things, of earthly and heavenly things, of natural and spiritual things. Readers and interpreters of Ezekiel's temp...

The Lifting Up of the Lord Jesus Christ

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Saturday, January 26, 2008
John 18:31-32 (31) Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death: (32) That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he should die. According to John's gospel, there were at least three occasions in our Lord's ministry when He prophesied of the manner of his death as being “lifted up.” In JOH 3:14, He said, “And as Moses <em>lifted up</em> the ser...

Marriage Bond Severed By Death (And Other Lessons)

  • By Eric Broyles
  • on Friday, December 7, 2007
This morning I was reading 2 Samuel 12, the chapter wherein Nathan says to David, “Thou art the man.” David essentially condemns himself, confesses his sin and repents. The Lord is merciful to him in putting away his sin (2Sam.12:14) that he should not himself die. But the child born to him of Bathsheba will die, he is told, and indeed, despite David’s earnest plea for the child’s life, he dies. We know that the Lord hears the prayers of the righteous, and though David had sinned, he had also confessed ...

The Death of Saul

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, February 1, 2007
1 Samuel 31:1-13 (1) Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa. (2) And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, Saul's sons. (3) And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers. (4) Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; les...

Encourage Thyself in the Lord

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Wednesday, January 31, 2007
1 Samuel 30:1-6 (1) And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire; (2) And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way. (3) So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives. (4...

A Way Out

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Monday, January 29, 2007
1 Samuel 29:1-11 (1) Now the Philistines gathered together all their armies to Aphek: and the Israelites pitched by a fountain which is in Jezreel. (2) And the lords of the Philistines passed on by hundreds, and by thousands: but David and his men passed on in the rereward with Achish. (3) Then said the princes of the Philistines, What do these Hebrews here? And Achish said unto the princes of the Philistines, Is not this David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, which hath been with me these day...

Bewitched

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Sunday, January 28, 2007
1 Samuel 28:3-19 (3) Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land. (4) And the Philistines gathered themselves together, and came and pitched in Shunem: and Saul gathered all Israel together, and they pitched in Gilboa. (5) And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart greatly trembled. (6) And when Saul enquired of the LORD, th...

Unfinished Business

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Saturday, January 27, 2007
1 Samuel 27:7-9 (7) And the time that David dwelt in the country of the Philistines was a full year and four months. (8) And David and his men went up, and invaded the Geshurites, and the Gezrites, and the Amalekites: for those nations were of old the inhabitants of the land, as thou goest to Shur, even unto the land of Egypt. (9) And David smote the land, and left neither man nor woman alive, and took away the sheep, and the oxen, and the asses, and the camels, and the apparel, and returned, and came...

Snooze and Lose

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Friday, January 26, 2007
1 Samuel 26:5-7 (5) And David arose, and came to the place where Saul had pitched: and David beheld the place where Saul lay, and Abner the son of Ner, the captain of his host: and Saul lay in the trench, and the people pitched round about him. (6) Then answered David and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying, Who will go down with me to Saul to the camp? And Abishai said, I will go down with thee. (7) So David and Abishai came to the people by night...

Women's Liberation

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, January 25, 2007
1 Samuel 25:36-42 (36) And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light. (37) But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became as a stone. (38) And it came to pass about ten days after, that the LORD smote Nabal, t...

Good Heart, Sound Mind

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, January 25, 2007
1 Samuel 24:1-6 (1) And it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi. (2) Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats. (3) And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave. (4) And the men of David said unto him, Be...

Rock On

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Wednesday, January 24, 2007
1 Samuel 23:26-28 (26) And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men round about to take them. (27) But there came a messenger unto Saul, saying, Haste thee, and come; for the Philistines have invaded the land. (28) Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth. T...

Caveman David

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Monday, January 22, 2007
1 Samuel 22:1-2 (1) David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him. (2) And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men. In the closing verses of the previous chapter David had "...feigned himself mad..." (1SAM 21:13) before Ach...

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