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Mundy's Quote for today

Mundy's Quote for today Without God, we can't do nothing. So, why are you saying, "I [You] can do anything"! Why then when you can't do anything you call on God? Cease your double standards of serving God and mammon. Serve God only, from whence comes, ALL of your health, strength and possessions. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy


Prayer Heavenly Father, thank You for grace and mercy. Without grace, we whom were lost in our trespasses' would be lost  forever. If not for Your mercy to have Your Son Jesus take upon Himself the sins of all mankind to the cross, Crucifixion, death, Resurrection, Ascension into heaven, and sitting at your right hand awaiting for you to tell him the time for the Second Advent-He will be given all authority to righteously Judge the earth's dead and the living. For all of that, I pray this prayer of thanksgiving, in Jesus' name. Amen. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy


WisdomJames 1:2-8 Excerpt ‎The word wisdom is one of the important terms in this letter. It occurs again in 3.13, 15, and 17. The Greek concept of wisdom centers around “knowledge,” “cleverness,” and “[learning].” In biblical usage, however, especially in the Old Testament, it is basically a practical, moral, and spiritual insight given by God (1 Kgs 3.7-9; Pro 2.3-6, 10-19; 9.1-6). It is the ability to discern right from wrong and good from evil. It is the power that enables a person to do and say the right thing at the right time.
Loh, I-Jin, and Howard Hatton. A Handbook on the Letter from James. New York: United Bible Societies, 1997. Print. UBS Handbook Series.

The Wickedness of Man

The Wickedness of Man Excerpt ‎Very much sin was committed in all places, by all sorts of people. Any one might see that the wickedness of man was great: but God saw that every imagination, or purpose, of the thoughts of man’s heart, was only evil continually. This was the bitter root, the corrupt spring. The heart was deceitful and desperately wicked; the principles were corrupt; the habits and dispositions evil. Their designs and devices were wicked. They did evil deliberately, contriving how to do mischief. There was no good among them. God saw man’s wickedness as one injured and wronged by it.
Henry, Matthew, and Thomas Scott. Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, 1997. Print.

Jesus, the Son of Man

Jesus, the Son of ManRevelation 13:13-15 An analysis of OT allusions in vv 13–15 shows that the predominant features of the Son of man are drawn from Daniel 7 and especially Daniel 10, with other texts contributing secondarily to the depiction. Most commentators agree that the significance of this is that Christ is portrayed as a kingly and priestly figure, since the figure in the two Daniel texts has the same features.112 Part of Christ’s priestly role is to tend the lampstands. The OT priest would trim the lamps, remove the wick and old oil, refill the lamps with fresh oil, and relight those that had gone out.113 Likewise, Christ tends the [ecclesiastical] lampstands by commending, correcting, exhorting, and warning (see chs. 2–3) in order to secure the churches’ fitness for service as [light-bearers] in a dark world.
Beale, G. K. The Book of Revelation: a Commentary on the Greek Text. Grand Rapids, MI; Carlisle, Cumbria: W.B. Eerdmans; Paternoster Press, 1999. Print. New Internatio…

Foundational Truth

Foundational TruthHebrews 6:1-2 Excerpt ‎What are the foundation truths on which we can rely? •     Repentance from dead works. Coming to Christ we realize that our works had nothing to do with salvation or the life Jesus offers. We turn away from a “works righteousness” in the Christian life as well.
‎•     Faith in God. Trust in God is the key to salvation. That transaction of saving faith is complete.
‎•     Instruction about baptisms. In the early church, careful instruction preceded baptism. It is likely this refers to the basic doctrines taught and accepted before baptism took place.

The Head of the Son of Man

The Head of the Son of ManRevelation 1:14 Excerpt ‎Ver. 14.—His head. From the garments of the great High Priest, St. John passes on to himself. What he had seen as a momentary foretaste of glory at the Transfiguration, he sees now as the abiding condition of the Christ. In Dan. 7:9“the Ancient of days” has “the hair of his head like pure wool.” This snowy whiteness is partly the brightness of heavenly glory, partly the majesty of the hoary head. The Christ appears to St. John as a son of man, but also as a “Divine Person invested with the attributes of eternity.” As a flame of fire. “The Lord thy God is a consuming fire” (Deut. 4:24). “I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins” (Jer. 17:10). The flame purifies the conscience and kindles the affections.
Spence-Jones, H. D. M., ed. Revelation. London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1909. Print. The Pulpit Commentary.

Language of the Gospel of John

Language of the Gospel ofJohnJohn 1:1 Excerpt ‎... at many points the Greek shows a close connection with Aramaic sources. The writer often uses Aramaic words—for example, Cephas (1:42), Gabbatha (19:13), or Rabboni (20:16), and then explains them for the benefit of Greek readers. Even the meaning of the word Messiah is given a careful explanation in 1:41. There are also places where the Greek of the gospel follows the rules of Aramaic idiom.
Drane, John William. Introducing the New Testament. Completely rev. and updated. Oxford: Lion Publishing plc, 2000. Print.

Logos Verse of the Day

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Psalm 119:64King James Version

The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.

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The earth, O Lord, is full of your steadfast love; teach me your statutes!

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The earth is full of Your lovingkindness, O Lord; Teach me Your statutes.

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Lord, the earth is filled with Your faithful love; teach me Your statutes.

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Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

September 2
Only the Very BeginningHosea 3:1–5:15; Acts 2:1–41; Job 15:10–20
Beginnings are exciting. The freshness of a new project or a new relationship sharpens our senses. When that novelty diminishes, though, it’s difficult to maintain the same level of excitement.

Acts 2 is all about beginnings. In this passage we get an inside view of how God worked to gather a new community of believers to Himself. Pentecost and the arrival of the Holy Spiritsignaled a new era and produced a new community, as both Jews and “devout men from every nation under heaven” converted to the Christian faith (Acts 2:5).

From where we stand, it’s easy for us to see Pentecost as the pivotal moment in the history of the Church—an unparalleled event that changed the world forever. Magnificent things happened. Peter gave a moving testimony. Three thousand people came to faith.

When we celebrate the holiday of Pentecost, however, we are remembering the first-fruits of the harvest—the coming of the Holy Spirit a…