Act 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

On this wonderful January day of the year 2020, I am thinking about the church of today where hymns and choruses are seen on overhead screens by present day technology. Today hymn books are hardly used anymore and the good old blood sacrifice of Christ hymns for our sins are all about forgotten. I penned a writing a few years ago on this subject and I share them now.
Some folks seem to be offended by singing about the blood and want hymns that sing about the blood of Christ removed. Hymns like, ” Redeemed, redeemed by the blood of the Lamb”; There is power in the blood”; ” Alas! And did my Savior bleed”; ” Saved by the blood of the Crucified One”; ” When I see the blood”; ” My faith has found a resting place”, and many others. Dear folk, if we remove the blood, we remove…

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Spiritual Peace![1]

Spiritual peace according to the Scriptures:
Romans 15:32,33; 2Cor.13:11; 1Thess.5:23; Heb.13:20,21—- God is the God of spiritual peace.
Isaiah 26:12——— God ordains spiritual peace.
Psalm 85:8———- God speaks words of spiritual peace to His Saints.
2 Thess.3:16——- Christ is the Lord of spiritual peace and the giver of spiritual peace.
Lord bid war’s trumpet cease;
Fold the whole world in peace. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Spiritual peace according to the Scriptures:
Luke 1:78,79——— Christ guides us in the way of spiritual peace.
Eph.2:13,14———- Christ is our spiritual peace. He is the Prince of Peace!
Isaiah 53:5; Col.1:20—- Spiritual peace is a result of Christ’s finished work at Calvary.
John 14:27———– ” Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” [ Eternal peace ]

[ prepared by Winston Staples ]

God’s Presence

God is near, as I walk in the forest green, and when I sit by waters clear, and I sense His presence, when I view the white tailed deer. I enjoy His presence in the morning still, while walking through a beautiful garden, seeing the lily and the golden daffodil. I know He is with me, while I am walking in a deep valley, or climbing very steep hills. I feel His warmth in the sunshine, and His freshness in the rain, and His gracious hand of mercy, while I am living with my pain. I feel God’s presence, when I read His Holy Word, there He reveals His story, the greatest love story ever heard. When I awake in the morning, I have nothing to fear, I praise God and give thanks, that my Lord is near.~ Winston Staples


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800-thanksgiving2   Humility according to the Scriptures:

Proverbs 3:34—– Surely he scorneth the scorners; but he giveth grace unto the lowly.    James 4:6b— God resisteth the proud, but  giveth grace unto the lowly. [ humble]

Proverbs 18:12; 29:23——- Honor shall uphold the humble in spirit

  Col. 3:12——-  Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13/ Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

Humility according to the Scriptures:

1 Peter 5:5,6 ——— Followers of Christ are to be clothed in humility. [ not a proud spot showing ]

Ephesians 4:1,2—– We are to walk with humility.

Colossians 2:18,23– Be on the look out for false humility!

” What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us, it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God.” —– Monica Baldwin

[ prepared by Winston Staples ]



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Humility: ” Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.” —- William Temple
Christ is our perfect example.——– Matt.11:29; John 13:14,15; Phil. 2:7,8.
Humility is a part of a Saints Character—- Psalm 34:1-4.
Humility is respected by God.————— Psalm 138:6; Isaiah 66:2.
The humble shall be lifted up and saved.— Job 22:29.
” Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; Where we are right, make us easy to live with.”——– Peter Marshall
I believe that we as believers should be living in humility as Christ taught.
Humility according to the Scriptures.
Luke 14:11; 18:14————– He that humbles himself shall be exalted. If not now, one will be later in service for our Lord!
Psalm 9:12————— God hears the cries of the humble!
James 4:10—- Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.
Matthew 18:4; 20:26-28—— Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as a little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. We are to be humble and serve our fellow-man as Christ came to do! ” Humility is to make the right estimate of one’s self.” — Charles Spurgeon


While strolling through the woods today,
I was awed by the beauty of creation,
I was seeing along the way,
it encircled my being.
The baby blue sky,
the multitude of brightly colored leaves,
red, orange, yellow and gold,
their beauty, breath taking to behold.
The sparkling water of the beaver dam,
reflecting all the beauty around about,
caused my heart to want to shout.
Praise God! Praise God!
To God, our Creator there is no doubt.
Yes, all these things seen,
were created by the voice of God,
the creator of everything.
The only exception was man,
we were created by God’s mighty hand.

Yes, You Are the Great I AM!

~ Winston Staples


What a beautiful morning,
the sun is shining bright,
it makes my heart sing,
as it removes the darkness,
and reveals it’s marvelous light.
The bright reflection on the water,
shines so brightly in my eyes,
and in the pines, a lonesome dove,
makes it’s lonely cry, but off to the right,
I hear a robin sing,
cheer up, cheer up, it is spring!

~ Winston Staples