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  • Vision

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 15, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,623 views

    Ezekiel worked for God right where he was, among the exiles in various colonies near the Chebar River in Babylon (v. 1).

    One time when Michigan State was playing UCLA in football, the score was tied at 14 with only seconds to play. Duffy Daugherty, Michigan State’s coach, sent in place kicker Dave Kaiser who booted a field goal that won the game. When the kicker returned to the bench, Daugherty said, “nice going, but ...read more

  • Persecuted

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 27, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,216 views

    How to find encouragement when everything seems to be against me.

    Satan has three lines of attack. First, he tries to keep men from becoming Christians. Then, if stopped here, he tries to keep them from being active and useful as Christians. And finally, as a last resort, he tries to destroy their character. (Lou Nicholes - Author and Missionary). THOUGHTS ...read more

  • Revelation

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 24, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,081 views

    God gave the revelation of His plan to Jesus who in turn revealed it to John.

  • Judgment

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 31, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,651 views

    In this chapter God’s judgment results in three things, rebuke, retributions and repentance.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with sharp disapproval at the call, the legendary Ruth turned to the umpire with disdain and said, "There’s 40,000 people here who know that the last pitch was a ball." Suspecting ...read more

  • Floundering

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 31, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,131 views

    Israel’s foolish acts are listed (vv. 1-7), and her floundering is portrayed (vv. 8-16). God’s desire for Israel was healing and restoration. Instead they were involved in lying, theft, robbery (v. l), blatant contempt of God (v. 2), political corruption

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: I read a humorous story about a woman who fell out of a second-floor window and landed in a slow-moving garbage truck. Half-buried in the litter, she tried without success to get the truck-driver’s attention. A foreign diplomat standing on the sidewalk saw her and ...read more

  • Judgment

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 31, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,292 views

    In this chapter we find five reasons for God’s judgement on Israel.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: The idea of hell and judgment are nowhere to be found in Betty Eadie’s bestseller, Embraced By The Light, on the N.Y. Times bestseller list for more than 40 weeks, including five weeks as #1. In November 1973, Eadie allegedly died after undergoing a hysterectomy, and ...read more

  • Promises

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 31, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,058 views

    Israel prospered under King Jeroboam’s leadership by gaining military and economic strength. However the more prosperous the nation became the more they used their income for building more altars for idol worship (v.1). It is often the same today. More we

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: Satan promises the best, but pays with the worst; He promises honor and pays with disgrace; He promises pleasure and pays with pain; He promises profit and pays with loss; He promises life and pays with death. (Donnie Martin - Sermon Central) Israel prospered ...read more

  • Rebuke

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 31, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,014 views

    One of the most difficult things to do in life is to rebuild a shattered relationship. Unfortunately, there are many broken relationships today in homes, churches and ministries, which can only be repaired when people face problems honestly and deal with

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: John Wesley and a preacher-friend of plain habits were once invited to dinner where the host’s daughter, noted for her beauty, had been profoundly impressed by Wesley’s preaching. During a pause in the meal, Wesley’s friend took the young woman’s hand and called ...read more

  • Generosity

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 31, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,316 views

    In these verses Paul points out principles found in the Word of God as well as those drawn from experience to show why and how we are to give.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: L. Kraft, head of the Kraft Cheese Corp., who had given approximately 25% of his enormous income to Christian causes for many years, said, “The only investment I ever made which has paid consistently increasing dividends is the money I have given to the Lord.” (W. A. ...read more

  • Warfare

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 31, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 697 views

    We need to keep in mind that throughout this letter Paul is writing to a divided church, and a church that is being seduced by false teachers. These false teachers charged Paul with being very courageous when he wrote letters from a distance, but said t

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: A custom of the natives in New Guinea is told. At certain times they have rituals, songs, and dances. They work themselves up into a frenzy and the ritual culminates in what are called “the murder songs,” in which they shout before God the names of the people they ...read more

  • Motive

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 31, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,234 views

    Apparently the false teachers in Corinth were suggesting that Paul’s unwillingness to accept support from the church was simply a coverup. They thought that he really had a love for money, and the offering he claimed to be taking for the suffering saints

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: H. L. Gee somewhere tells of a tramp who came begging to a good woman’s door. She went to get something to give him and found that she had no change in the house. She went to him and said, “I have not a penny of small change. I need a loaf of bread. Here is a pound ...read more

  • Commitment

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 31, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,358 views

    Why is it that Christians often need to be motivated to give when God has given us so much? God had provided for the Corinthians in such a wonderful way and yet they were hesitant to share what they had with others.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: W. A. Criswell tells of an ambitious young man who told his pastor he’d promised God a tithe of his income. They prayed for God to bless his career. At that time he was making $40.00 per week and tithing $4.00. In a few years his income increased and he was tithing ...read more

  • Boasting

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 31, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,074 views

    What Paul is about to do in this passage is contrary to his character. He never had any problem boasting about Christ and telling of His sufferings, but he was always hesitant to speak of his own painful experience as a servant of the Lord. However, bec

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: A sightseeing bus was making the rounds through Washington, D. C., and the driver was pointing out spots of interest. As they passed the Pentagon building, he mentioned that it cost taxpayers millions of dollars and that it took a year and a half to build. A little ...read more

  • Suffering

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 31, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,222 views

    Some of Paul’s religious assailants in Corinth were no doubt Jews. They hurled the charge at Paul that he was no true Hebrew. They said he had apostatized from the faith and that he could not possibly be a faithful minister of God. With this in mind, Paul

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: The only survivor of a shipwreck washed up on a small uninhabited island. He cried out to God to save him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a rough hut and put his few possessions in ...read more

  • Grace

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 31, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,162 views

    In the previous chapter Paul’s focus of attention has been on earthly, physical experiences in the gospel. In order to avoid exalting himself he describes these experiences in the third person.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: To seek to earn, merit, or purchase salvation is to insult the Giver. Imagine yourself invited to a banquet in the White House by the president of the United States. You are seated at a table that is filled with the choist foods. Every effort is made to give you a ...read more