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David Davis
Florida, Alabama
Interests: Jesus, family, music, keyboards, art/graphics, camping, travel, virtual reality, technology for students with disabilities
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If you haven't already, please read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series of posts. They set the stage for what follows. There was a man who grew up believing in God and trying to be obedient to God's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2019 at Biblethoughts
If you haven't already, please read Part 1 of this series of posts. It sets the stage for what follows. I started Part 1 with the following scripture reference on old and new wine. Luke 5:36-39 36 He told them... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2019 at Biblethoughts
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Jesus told a parable using the concepts of wine and wineskins to illustrate different ways of thinking and the fact that it can be hard to adopt a new way of thinking; that we are usually more comfortable thinking in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Biblethoughts
My daughter's church was going through Timothy and they asked her to teach 1 Timothy 2 since it speaks to the role of women in the church. This is her teaching. It is about 30 minutes long. We talked a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Biblethoughts
Servant, Thanks for the comment and question. I have enjoyed thinking about it for a while. Here are some thoughts, and these are just my thoughts, not doctrines and such. I have never given a lot of thought to the differences in translation of Gal 2:20 regarding "in Christ" and "of Christ." And at this point in time my mind doesn't really go there. If I were to redo the phrase in the post that seems to mirror Gal 2:20 I would probably just use different words entirely just because I don't seem to have anything concrete in my head regarding this issue and that phrase. But I really appreciate what you have said because now there is something new to chew on for a while and see what happens. I like it when people say things that put me on a new road of thinking. And you have sparked some thoughts on a new post that, I think, references the core of your comment. Basically, that God has faith. Not as in "faith in himself," but that faith, like love and hope, are core attributes of God's nature. So the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit all have faith, hope, and love. And peace, patience, joy, etc. These are core attributes of the Godhead. In this context (and I am extremely contextual in my thinking, just the way I am) it is completely natural to talk about living by the faith of the Son of God. The wellspring of our salvation will always go back to the faith of Jesus, and of the Father, and of the Holy Spirit. It is in him we live and move and have our being. Our faith in that understanding can be living. If it is living then we our behaviors will reflect that and we will be servants and build up the church as Paul did. Or our faith in that understanding can be dead and our behaviors won't build up the church. So I don't know how much we can separate, in this work of redemption, the importance of our faith and Christ's faith regarding the life that we live and our behaviors. To me, what we end up saying about faith will depend on the context of the discussion. At least it usually will for me. Thank you again for your thoughts. Feel free to comment at any time. David
In John Chapter 18 Jesus said to Pilate, "36 . . . My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Biblethoughts
What would it be like to be highly favored by God? Imagine God thinking to himself, "I really like those people. I'm going to pour out my favor on them." What would life be like for those people? Mary was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Biblethoughts
This is a big political year with what seems to be an amazing amount of chaos going on. The range of emotions, feelings, and actions being expressed is incredibly diverse and often passionate. So I thought I would add my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at Biblethoughts
1 Corinthians 12:4-6 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2016 at Biblethoughts
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Psalm 119:105 (NIV) Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2016 at Biblethoughts
Genesis 11 tells the story of when the whole world had one language. The people, wanting to make a name for themselves, decided to build a city with a tower that would reach to the heavens. This would help them... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2013 at Biblethoughts
In Matthew 5 we have Jesus calling his disciples to himself and teaching them. Chapters 5-7 are often referred to as the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus is teaching his disciples some fundamental truths they need to hear and receive.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2013 at Biblethoughts
Years ago I had the opportunity to listen to an author and conference speaker named Judy Reamer. One of Judy's teachings was on reading the Bible. She had met someone who read the Bible completely through once each day. He... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2012 at Biblethoughts
We finally get to talking about being baptised in the Holy Spirit. The main point of this post is that being immersed in the Holy Spirit helps us to decrease so Jesus can increase. This baptism helps us to express... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2012 at Biblethoughts
In this post I'm going to talk about being baptised in fire. The main point of this post is that God's fire is a good thing. The scripture says that everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2012 at Biblethoughts
In Part 1 of this series of posts I mentioned that I was sort of going around my elbow to get to the title topic. Still doing that. The main point of this post is that there is something in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2012 at Biblethoughts
I have been wanting to write about being baptised in fire and in the Holy Spirit but I want to sort of go around my elbow to get there, so to speak. So I'm going to write this in several... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at Biblethoughts
Many times things are not what they seem. Usually it is because of our perspective; how we think about what is going on around us. A part of our growth as Christians is allowing the Holy Spirit to change how... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2011 at Biblethoughts
There is a story in 2 Kings where a man named Naaman, a commander in the army of Aram, has leprosy and goes to Israel to be healed. He eventually ends up visiting the prophet Elisha who sends him word,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2011 at Biblethoughts
There is a thread running throughout God's Word concerning communion. Part of that communion has to do with suffering. I don't mean going through hard times in general; I'm referring to communion with Jesus in being rejected by the world.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2011 at Biblethoughts
You are welcome. Thanks for the comment. David
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2011 on Being in, but not of, the world. at Biblethoughts
Sexual behaviors such as homosexuality are a big topic so I decided to do a post on what the Bible teaches on this. I will try to keep it from getting too complex though it will probably include a lot... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at Biblethoughts
The scripture refers to our bodies as earthen vessels or jars of clay. 2 Corinthians 4:6-7 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2011 at Biblethoughts
No, this isn't a post about women giving birth, but rather about a way God has used childbirth to illustrate his hand in our lives. This is one of my favorite passages in the Bible and I found it in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2011 at Biblethoughts
I have heard a variety of teachings over the years about the power of what we say, the things that come out of our mouths. What comes out of our mouths is important. Matthew 15:10-11, 15-20 10 Jesus called the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Biblethoughts