Sometimes you have to explain it a little better

The other night I told my 4-year-old to pick up the tablet that was on the floor.

She looked at me and said, “That’s not a tablet.”

Was I wrong? Was she right? Not a chance! We just had a little misunderstanding.

You see, when I told her to pick up the tablet I was talking about that thing that consisted of a stack of papers bound together with a spine. You old people know what I’m talking about right? When my daughter heard tablet, well, because of her age and life experience, all she thinks of is an electronic piece of equipment.

The point that I want to make is that many times in life (spiritually speaking), we may take our knowledge and understanding for granted when we mention things like church, baptism, sin, being saved, and what righteousness is all about.

Remember, there are a lot of people out there who think Christ is Jesus’ last name!

This is why I had a teacher tell me one time that, while teaching and preaching, I should never underestimate the ignorance of the listening audience. It’s a lesson worth remembering for all of us.

So the next time you mention a biblical principle to someone and they make a weird look with their face – they may not disagree with you; they just may not understand what you’re talking about.

So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him.” (Acts 8:30-31)

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Hugh’s News & Views (Knowing The Bible)



Once upon a time there was a church without a pastor. (Here I appropriate the use of the word “pastor” as it is used in most denominational churches, not as it is used in the New Testament.) The Board of the church had interviewed several prospective ministers, but so far none were to their liking. Some were too bold, some were too quiet, some were too harsh, some were too flashy, and some, they thought, were just not pretty enough. Continue reading

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It’s No Jigsaw Puzzle But It Does Have A Lot of Pieces

Here’s a picture of a bulletin board that I did not too long ago. I thought it might be a little inspirational for someone else. You can make up whatever words you want, as long as they’re in the official rule book – aka the Bible. If you decide to make a bulletin board like this make sure you start out with a really long word that you can build on. It’s a lot of cutting and planning (I should have done a little more), but if you do it right it’ll be worth it because a triple word score on this board will be the sweetest ever!

Scrabble Bulletin Board

A merry heart does good, like medicine,…” (Proverbs 17:22)

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Hell is not the Devil’s Domain

Many people in the world (both religious and secular alike) misunderstand what the Bible teaches concerning the one called Satan and the place called Hell. Many are under the impression that the Devil sits upon some throne ruling over the place of punishment. What they fail to realize is that this place of punishment will be taking its toll upon the Devil too. Hell isn’t a place prepared by the Devil – it’s prepared for the Devil!

Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:” (Matthew 25:41)

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Bible Riddle

Short and simple is the best way to put some riddles. Let’s see if we think that after hearing this one:

I have four legs but no tail! Usually I am heard only at night! What am I?

Four legs but no tail? You don’t see that very often, but it can be seen! So what’s the answer? Do you need a hint? If you do you can read Exodus 8:1-13 and look for the answer there.

And remember, if you don’t want to know the answer then be careful about clicking on the comments if there any because there are a few riddle masters who hang around here.

Have a great day!

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Bible Riddle

Just to show you that Bible riddles are “biblical” it’s time to do the “original Bible riddle” that also challenges your Bible knowledge. Today’s riddle comes from none other than the man Samson, one of the great judges of Israel. He gave people seven days to find the answer to this riddle:

Out of the eater came something to eat, and out of the strong came something sweet.”

What was Samson talking about? Do you remember the answer? If you do, you don’t have to worry about any consequences for sharing it with everyone because I didn’t promise anyone a prize.

If you don’t know the answer, but you’d like to know what it is, you can find it by reading Judges 14:5-17.

Have a great day!

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Bible Riddle

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck…just kidding! Are you ready to put your thinking cap on? Here you go:

Soft and fragile is my skin, I get my growth in mud. I’m dangerous as much as pretty, for if not careful I draw blood. What am I?

What do you think? If you need a hint you can read Luke 8:4-15; John 19:1-6 and Hebrews 6:4-10 for a clue. Just look for the word that all the scripture references have in common.

In case someone gives the answer and you don’t want to see it, be careful about clicking on the comments.

Have a great day.


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