There are many human ant-eaters!

(Charles Spurgeon, “Treasury of David”) “Their throat is an open sepulcher! They flatter with their tongue.” Psalm 5:9 “Their throat is an open sepulcher!” That is–a sepulcher full of loathsomeness, of pollution, of pestilence, and death! But, worse than that, it is an open sepulcher, with all its evil gases issuing forth, to spread death and destruction all around. It is just so with the throat of the wicked! It would be a great mercy if the mouth of the wicked could always be closed. If we could seal it in continual []

Ephesians Lesson Three – by Mike Kekel

This isn’t a teaching of a full chapter, but rather a look at the idea expressed in Eph. 2 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. (Cornerstone from NTCC St. Louis, MO – right) Jesus is God’s Cornerstone The Cornerstone (or []

Ephesians Lesson Two – by Mike Kekel

Lesson One gives a lot of information about Ephesus itself, and the greatest part is knowing God can establish a church in a place like that. Again, chapters 1-3 are doctrinal, while 4-6 are practical. It seems that Paul is hoping to enlighten them, (1:18-19) that they would understand (comprehend) the benefits they had in Christ; then they could stand for God (Eph. 6:14) or in other words, walk worthy (4:1). Those first three chapters layout in detail a HUGE lading of benefits, []

Ephesians Lesson One by Mike Kekel

Ephesus (Ancient Greek Ἔφεσος, Ephesos; Turkish Efes) was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, it was for many years the second largest city of the Roman Empire; ranking behind Rome, the empire’s capital. Ephesus had a population of more than 250,000 in the 1st century BC, which also made it the []

10 Suggestions? -by Mike Kekel

Someone has written these beautiful words. Try to understand the deep meaning. They are like the ten commandments to follow in life all the time. 1]  Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout.  2]  So a Car’s WINDSHIELD is so large & the Rear view Mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.  []

Sorriness by Mike Kekel

TEXT: II Cor. 7 (10) “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” INTRO: It is true that forgiveness sometimes must be earned. A domestic dispute isn’t always resolved with a simple apology. One must feel that the other is truly SORRY for what they did. When they say “sorry” or “sorry about that” or offer an explanation like, “I don’t know what got into me,” or “I’ve just been stressed out []