Thought for the Day

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

Earth Day

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Tuesday, April 22, 2014
(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 that 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 vi...

Not Easily Provoked

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Sunday, April 20, 2014
1Corinthians 13:4-8 (4) Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, (5) Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; (6) Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; (7) Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. (8) Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether...

Shrouded With Ignorance

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Saturday, April 19, 2014
Acts 2:26-27 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: (27) Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Note to the Reader: This article is deliberately written with holy mockery in the spirit of Elijah on Mt. Carmel (1KI 18:28) to prick the hearts of the disobedient to cast down their vain imaginations and bring their thoughts into captivity to the obedience of Christ (2CO 10:4-5). ...

Wester

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Saturday, April 19, 2014
(Genesis 13:11) Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. Lot was hardly a model Christian. Peter tells us that he was a just and righteous man (2PE 2:7-8) but you would be hard pressed to conclude that from his conduct and choices in life. Our text today is speaking of the time when Lot made his ill-fated decision to choose the environs of Sodom, a bountiful place, “But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the ...

Job Done

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Friday, March 14, 2014
Luke 14:28-30 (28) For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? (29) Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, (30) Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. There is something to be respected in a man who with forethought, planning, determination and industry completes a major project, especially when he does so on budg...

I Shall Not Want

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Friday, February 28, 2014
Psalms 23:1-6 (1) <A Psalm of David.> The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. (2) He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. (3) He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. (4) Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. (5) Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head wi...

The Gates of Hell

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, February 27, 2014
(Matthew 16:18) And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Our text today is one of the most frequently quoted verses of the Bible. Let us focus on the last clause of the verse: “...and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Christ promised that His church would endure. It would face opposition but the opposition would not have ultimate victory: His church would not be overcome. This agreed...

The Pure, Lasting Inheritance

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Saturday, January 18, 2014
(1 Peter 1:3-5) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (4) To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, (5) Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. An inheritance from an earthly father may be plundered by thievery, taxation or inflat...

Where God's Temple Is Built

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, January 16, 2014
(2 Chronicles 3:1) Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the LORD appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite. King David had desired to build a house for God, something that he thought appropriate for the mighty God of Jacob (PSA 132:1-5). Even though he had already brought the ark of God to Jerusalem to be set in the midst of a tabernacle that he built for it (2SAM 6:17) he did not wan...

Christmas Is Spiritual Adultery

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, December 12, 2013
Revelation 11:10 <em>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.</em> 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 e...

Which Version Most Glorifies Jesus Christ?

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Friday, December 6, 2013
The Scriptures are prophecy given by the Holy Spirit (2PE 1:20-21). REV 19:10 says, “The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” The Holy Spirit testifies of Jesus Christ in His prophecy. In searching the Scriptures which are given by the Spirit, one finds there a testimony of Jesus Christ (JOH 5:39). Note what the Lord Jesus said about the ministry of the Holy Ghost: "But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the...

The Problem With Halloween

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The festive occasion known as Halloween is now 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 consideration to the nature of this seasonal celebration? Following is a summary of the reasons why ou...

Friggatriskaidekaphobia

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Friday, September 13, 2013
Esther 3:5-7 (5) And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath. (6) And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai. (7) In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and fr...

Yom Kippur and the Ark of the Covenant

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Monday, September 9, 2013
(Leviticus 16:14) And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times. (Leviticus 16:15) Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat: (Leviticus 16:16) And he shall make an...

Hough The Horses (2)

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Thursday, May 30, 2013
(2 Samuel 8:3) David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates. (2 Samuel 8:4) And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots. In the previous meditation, we noted this curious action by David that agreed with a previous order from God to Joshua to <em>hough (hamstring) the horses</em> of a con...

Hough The Horses

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Saturday, May 25, 2013
(2 Samuel 8:3) David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates. (2 Samuel 8:4) And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots. David had recently been made king over all of Israel's tribes (2SAM 5:1-5), and God had made him “...a great name, like unto the names of the great men that are in the ...

Earth Day

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Monday, April 22, 2013
(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 that 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 vi...

Scofield's Notes Versus The Word of God

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The original Scofield Bible made its appearance to the Bible reading public in 1909. It was edited by Dr. C. I. Scofield. The text of this Scofield Bible is the A.V. 1611 text or the King James Translation. The New Scofield Bible appeared in 1967, forty-six years after Dr. Scofield’s death. The New Scofield Bible claims to be the King James text. However, numerous word changes within the text reveal this claim to be false. There are also cases in which the notes in the New Scofield Bible deviate from t...

SOMETHING TO SHOUT ABOUT

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
John 19:19-20 (19) And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. (20) This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. My observations today from this text are based upon my conviction that the King James Version of the Bible (known also as the Authorized Version of 1611) is the preserved, <em>inspired</em> Scripture in English. ...

No Smith in Israel

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Friday, January 18, 2013
1 Samuel 13:19-22 (19) Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears: (20) But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock. (21) Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads. (22) So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor sp...

Be Still

  • By Chad Wagner
  • on Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Living in a fast paced world and one which is characterized by uncertainty, we all too often wonder and worry about what the next decade, year, month, or even week will bring, which is the source of much tension, stress, and anxiety. In this state of madness, how often do we take a minute and "Be still, and know that I am God..." (Psa 46:10)? You may be rushing to read through this because you have so much to do, but alas you miss the point, I beseech you, "stand thou still a while, that I may shew thee t...

Images of Jealousy?

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Wednesday, October 31, 2012
(2 Kings 23:24) Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD. Our text today details some of the godly reforms that King Josiah instituted in Judah to “...perform the words of the law...” Clearly what he did was in accord with Scr...

Subjection to Higher Powers

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Friday, September 21, 2012
Romans 13:1-2 (1) Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. (2) Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. Scripture has much to say about submission to <strong>government</strong> (<em>The action of ruling; continuous exercise of authority over the actions of subjects or inferiors; authoritative direction or regulation; control, r...

Friggatriskaidekaphobia

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Friday, July 13, 2012
Esther 3:5-7 (5) And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath. (6) And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai. (7) In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and fr...

Estimation

  • By Pastor Boffey
  • on Friday, May 4, 2012
Lev 27:1-7 (1) And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, (2) Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When a man shall make a singular vow, the persons shall be for the LORD by thy estimation. (3) And thy estimation shall be of the male from twenty years old even unto sixty years old, even thy estimation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary. (4) And if it be a female, then thy estimation shall be thirty shekels. (5) And if it be from five years old even unt...

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