Archive for December 2012

KTTK 52 Increase & Decrease

       The single key that describes our lifelong association with Christ Jesus is a simple statement made by John the Baptist: He must increase, but I must decrease. [He must grow more prominent; I must grow less so.] (John 3:30). Any time we get off this one-way track to a higher life in [...]

KTTK 51 Listen Carefully

Listening is an art. It requires that we not only hear the actual words being spoken, but that we catch any implications built into the way those words are arranged and the intonations by which they are spoken. Many times, we don’t pay close attention to precisely what is being said. The old parlor game, [...]

KTTK 50 Without Faith it’s Sin

We often think of sin as the big, bad things that humans do—like murder, stealing, dealing in drugs, etc. But that’s not exactly the way we need to think about our rebellious nature. Paul noted that whatever does not originate and proceed from faith is sin [whatever is done without a conviction of its approval [...]

KTTK 49 Walk Stand Sit

We often think of the Old Testament (OT) as “old”; it is anything but. God’s Word doesn’t age. Remember, Jesus only had the OT to teach with and to live by. He quoted the OT often, and employed its Truth to help His Twelve understand Who the Truth really is. King David, the great Psalm [...]

KTTK 48 Escaping Temptation

In one of His greatest promises, Jesus guarantees that our lives will not be a bed of roses. I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be [...]