Altering God’s will


The best (and most difficult) teacher I had was Dr. Thomas Eaves, who taught many of my Bible courses. I nearly failed Apologetics because I didn’t understand that Brother Eaves wanted us to memorize the outside readings and our notes for the first test  (I did manage to make a “B” as the final grade for the course).

Bro. Eaves spoke at the Spiritual Sword Lectures in 1989 on Mark chapter 10 which included the “Rich, Young Ruler.” I wanted to share with you his words on verses 17-23 of that lecture:

“One of the greatest lessons in these events is seen in Jesus’ actions following the young ruler’s decision. What did Jesus do when the young man whom he loved went away sorrowing and in his lost condition? Jesus watched him walk away! The Master did not call him back and alter his requirements because mankind must conform their lives to God’s will instead of altering God’s word to fit their will or present lifestyle.”

‘Nuff said.

Thanksgiving Everyday in November: For November 6


Lord God, Heavenly Father,

Thaglorify_godnk you for the gift of worship. Thank you for giving us the ability to worship you because you are the only true God, the Father of our Lord Jesus and the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. Thank you for allowing us to come into your presence with singing and thank you for allowing us to address you as Father.

Thank you, Lord God, for giving us Jesus, our advocate and mediator, so that we may pray to you and show you our love. Please accept thanks for salvation from sin and for freedom from that bondage in Christ.

Help us all, Lord God, to remember how great you are.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Thanksgiving everyday in November: for November 5


Lordglorify_god God, Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the opportunities you give each day to live the Christian life and to show that life in an example to others.

Thank you for giving opportunities to preach and teach your word to a dying world. Your word is the world’s only hope of salvation. We pray that you will continue to send opportunities to share your word, and that you will help me see these opportunities when they present themselves.

Thank you for opportunities to study your word. Please grant that more opportunities will be made available. I understand that the more I study your word, the better I will understand and relate it. Please help me live everyday with the understanding of the great responsibility I have to help others find the way to eternal life.

Lord God, thank you for always helping me through your word. Your word is the only source of real strength in a world that knows little about true endurance.

In Jesus name, amen.

THANKSGIVING EVERY DAY IN NOVEMBER: for November 4


glorify_godAlmighty Father,

Thank you for always loving me. You don’t give your love because I deserve it. I don’t. You don’t give your love because you are required to do so. You’re not. But, simply because you made me and gave me my soul you show your love for me each day.

Thank you for showing me your love in the world you have given. You make sure that every day there is air to breathe, water to drink and food to eat. The bounty of the earth is given because you say it should. Every blessing comes from you and they come with abundance. Thank you for those blessings.

Thank you for showing me your love in your son who gave his life and blood that I might live eternally. You didn’t have to send him here to suffer and die, but you did. I wasn’t because I deserved him, but because I needed him. No one has ever lived on the earth like him, Father. He taught us to love one another and stop hating. He taught us that if we love him we would keep his commandments. He taught us not only how to live here on earth, but also how to go to heaven.

Thank you for all your gifts that we are given each day both physical and spiritual. Please help us to remember from where those gifts come.

In Jesus name, amen.

Thanksgiving Everyday in November: Prayer for Nov. 3 #PraWriMo


Lord God, Heavenly Father,

Thankglorify_god you for faith and for defining it by the examples of Bible men who have believed and obeyed your word.

Thank you for the example of Noah who built an ark simply because you told him to do so.

Thank you for the example of Abraham who left his home and family simply because you told him and so exhibited the faith that obeys.

Thank you for the example of Moses who refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter and chose to suffer simply because you told him to go.

Thank you, Lord, for showing that faith is more than just belief, but it is also obedience to your word. Thank you for showing me that if I love you, I will do what you want me to do.

In Jesus name, amen.

Thanksgiving Prayer for November 2, 2016


glorify_godLord God, Heavenly Father,

Thank you for giving us so many spiritual blessings.

Thank you for giving us Jesus who has shown us not only how to live, but also what to live for. Thank you for sending him to show us the way to eternal life. Thank you showing us there is more to life than an existence on this temporary planet, but that a life used serving God is the highest purpose anyone could ever achieve.

Thank you, Lord, for the gift of discipleship. It is in being a disciple of Christ that we learn to live with our minds on spiritual things and not on things on the earth. By being a disciple of Christ we can  point the way to life eternal to others and show them your great love in sending Jesus to die for our sins.

Thank you, Father, for your gift of your word that can change the heart of sinful man into a blessing that can help others to live life more abundantly.

For these and so many other spiritual blessings we thank you, Lord God, and praise your holy name.

In Jesus name, amen.