100 Words - Ron Mainse - September 05 2017 - Double Honour
Key Verses: 1 Timothy 5:1, 17
Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, the younger men as brothers…Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine.
100 Words - Ron Mainse - September 04 2017 - A Spiritual Gift
Key Verse: 1 Timothy 4:14a
Do not neglect the gift that is in you…
Chapter three gives practical instructions for those who carry the responsibilities of leadership in the church. The word “Bishop” is used interchangeably with “Pastor” in the churches of the first century. The role of a “Deacon”...
100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 31, 2017 - Do You Know?
Key Verse: Job 39:13a
The wings of the ostrich wave proudly…
Mountain goats, wild donkeys, onagers, wild oxen, ostriches, storks, horses, hawks and eagles are all mentioned in today’s reading. Most of us have sat in classrooms and listened to teachers who taught that all life came into being ...
100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 27, 2017 - THE 4TH FRIEND
Key Verses: Job 32:6-7
So Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, answered and said: “I am young in years, and you are very old; therefore I was afraid, and dared not declare my opinion to you. I said, ‘Age should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.’…”
100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 25, 2017 - The Good and The Bad
Key Verse: Job 30:20a
I cry out to You, but You do not answer me!
Some people, who do not know the promises made to humanity by Jesus, can come to the conclusion that God does not care about them. Attempts to get His attention may seem to fail! As we hang in there in our readings, we’ll ...
Key Verse: Job 21:2
Listen carefully to my speech, and let this be your consolation.
Job’s counsel in the sentence above is excellent advice for us. The contrast between Zophar’s words in chapter 20 and Job’s words in chapter 21 is obvious. To Zophar, “The triumphing of the wicked is sho...
100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 20, 2017 - My Redeemer, The Light Of The World
Key Verses: Job 19:25-27
I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!
100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 18, 2017 - A Big Question
Key Verses: Job 14:14a
If a man dies, shall he live again?
The answer to that question is “YES!” Job was a man of great faith. Although he did not understand all that was happening to him and had a lot of questions for God about his troubles, his overall trust in God never wavered.
100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 17, 2017 - Treasure
Key Verses: Job 13:15a, 20-21
Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him…Only two things do not do to me, then I will not hide myself from You: Withdraw Your hand far from me, and let not the dread of You make me afraid.
Job had a clear conscience. Abraham, perhaps Job’s contemporary, “Believ...
100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 11, 2017 - Peace and Grace
Key Verses: 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.
100 Words - Ron Mainse - August 9, 2017 - The Church
Key Verses: 1 Thessalonians 2:13
For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.