Blog Archive: Kirk M

The following blogs, if any, are all of the blogs published by Kirk M @blessings2you

Before embarking on a detailed examination of the "woes" of Matthew 23, I feel it necessary to explore one more important piece of information that helps understand the scope of the context. We all know there are 4 Gospels; Matthew, Mark,... read more
1807 words · ~7 minutes to read · published Dec 03, 2007
Last winter, I attended a conference of church planters in California. A statement was made during a presentation that has stuck with me ever since. The speaker was relating a meeting he had with the head of a major theological seminary in the United... read more
1557 words · ~6 minutes to read · published Nov 30, 2007
In order to fully understand the significance of Jesus' words in Matthew 23, we must look at the overall context. The immediate context begins back in Matthew 21:23 where it states that Jesus "entered the temple" or more accurately the... read more
1534 words · ~6 minutes to read · published Nov 29, 2007
In the second century B.C., the Seleucid kings who ruled Palestine decided to form local governments similar to what was found in Greek cities. They set up councils who administered the city's affairs, made civil and religious laws and were to be... read more
1559 words · ~6 minutes to read · published Nov 28, 2007
I was stalling for time yesterday, waiting for another in what seemed like an endless chain of doctor's appointments. A few weeks ago I was diagnosed with the horrible skin infection called MRSA. I was told to cancel all my travel plans and pack a... read more
2060 words · ~8 minutes to read · published Nov 27, 2007
This week, an event takes place in Maryland which may or may not be something extremely significant. A huge group of diplomats are gathering first in Annapolis, Maryland and then in Washington to discuss peace in the Middle East. There are some who... read more
1487 words · ~6 minutes to read · published Nov 26, 2007
"Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely." The statement was made by Lord Acton, a British historian who lived around 1900. The basic understanding of this phrase is that a person's sense of morality lessens as his or... read more
1446 words · ~6 minutes to read · published Nov 24, 2007
I dug this blog out of my archives for I thought it might be helpful for some folks. I wrote and posted this on Thanksgiving Day 2007. Having just reread it, I was struck by how profound the simplicity of truth really is. I was also struck by the... read more
1447 words · ~6 minutes to read · published Nov 22, 2007
Please think about this for a moment. You go to school for 12 years to earn a high school degree. Then you (or your parents) spend thousands of dollars to send you to college. You find a prestigious job and start climbing the ladder of success. You... read more
1321 words · ~5 minutes to read · published Nov 20, 2007
In light of this being Thanksgiving week, I wanted to share a record from the Bible that has always been very near and dear to my heart. Certainly, one could do a word study of the word "thankful" or "thankfulness" and see many... read more
1870 words · ~8 minutes to read · published Nov 19, 2007
As this most interesting week comes to a close, I pause to consider what I have learned. I learned that Britney Spears makes over 700,000 per month, and doesn't save one penny of it. Now let me think about this, for it is quite profound. If a... read more
1467 words · ~6 minutes to read · published Nov 16, 2007
There once was a man who had everything going for him. He was incredibly well educated, was "well bred", was on the "fast track" to positions of power and prestige and had one of those vibrant personalities that make a person very... read more
1640 words · ~7 minutes to read · published Nov 15, 2007
As promised, here is more insight on that "dirty" word; "submit". There is no place better to understand this word than in Ephesians 5:2133. God placed this section in His Word to help us understand not only marriage, but in a far... read more
1658 words · ~7 minutes to read · published Nov 14, 2007
Let's talk about some "dirty" words found in the Bible. Don't worry, these aren't the kind of words that would offend the pure in heart, in fact those who get offended are the offenders. Today, let's start with the word that... read more
1768 words · ~7 minutes to read · published Nov 13, 2007
In 1 Peter 3:8 we find a very important verse when dealing with unity of purpose. The King James Version states: "Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous." There is an... read more
1085 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Nov 12, 2007
There are some things debated within the Bible which are legitimate. Questions may arise over apparent contradictions in texts for instance. There are also things debated that really make no difference and will never be resolved. A case in point is... read more
1320 words · ~5 minutes to read · published Nov 09, 2007
In Acts 18, the apostle Paul briefly stops in Ephesus on his way to Jerusalem to keep the feast. He leaves his two traveling companions, Aquila and Priscilla at Ephesus when he leaves. He tells the believers in verse 21; "but I will return again... read more
1538 words · ~6 minutes to read · published Nov 08, 2007
In doing some research on the first few verses of Genesis, I discovered that there are SIX predominant theories regarding the creation story. It never occurred to me that there could be so many different ways to interpret the simplest verses in the... read more
1379 words · ~5 minutes to read · published Nov 07, 2007
There is a statistic which is hotly debated and impossible to be verified, but speaks volumes as to this subject matter. According to the World Christian Encyclopedia, there were 33,820 denominations within socalled Christianity in 2001. It is... read more
1360 words · ~5 minutes to read · published Nov 06, 2007
Soon after the Day of Pentecost, the new Church entered a time of rapid expansion and tremendous miracles. It is no secret what allowed these things to happen. In Acts 2:4247 it says: "And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine... read more
1199 words · ~5 minutes to read · published Nov 05, 2007
Over the past month or so, an amazing thing has happened a few miles down the road from us. What was once a pasture is now becoming a house. This is certainly not earth shattering news by any means. What is significant is that for the most part, this... read more
1504 words · ~6 minutes to read · published Nov 03, 2007
As covered in a previous post, He whom everyone calls "God" would be better addressed by His Hebrew name YAHWEH. Using His name instead of His title will help us understand who He is and allow us a more personal relationship with Him. Elohim... read more
960 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Nov 02, 2007
In the Old Testament (which was written in Hebrew) there are numerous Hebrew words used to describe God. The most common word is Elohim, which means basically "head God". This word is the first word in the Bible in Genesis 1:1 where it says:... read more
823 words · ~3 minutes to read · published Nov 01, 2007
There once was a man who was blind from birth. One day as he was sitting minding his own business, Jesus walked by and pronounced he was "the light of the world'. He then spit on the ground and made a mud ball. Then without warning or even... read more
1100 words · ~4 minutes to read · published Oct 31, 2007
I recently came upon a wonderful truth while studying the basic verses needed to get "saved", which of course are Romans 10:9 and 10. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart God hath... read more
516 words · ~2 minutes to read · published Oct 30, 2007
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