Posts Categorized: Franks Blog

The Importance of Speech

One of the things that we find out about human beings is that we hate silence. We can see this coming out in social media. How often we have found that we had put our foot in our mouth and find ourselves in more trouble by speaking than in being silent.   As humans we… Read more »

Importance of Money

Matthew 25:14-18 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had… Read more »

Are We Givers or Takers?

Ephesians 6:1-3 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother,’ which is the first commandment with promise that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”   Genesis 22:2 “Then He said, ‘Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom… Read more »

What is Real Love?

1 John 3:16-17 “By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in… Read more »

Good Intentions

Genesis 22:3 “So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.”   The word “early” in Hebrew is… Read more »

In The Spirit

Ephesians 6:18 “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.”   We must remember that when Jesus was here in the flesh He was engaged in the same conflict that we are in. The devil assailed Him and the… Read more »

Sword of the Spirit

Ephesians 6:17 “…and take the Sword of the Spirit, which is Word of God.”   All the other parts of armor protect particular parts of the body. However, it seems that the Sword of the Spirit not only holds back the enemy in a defensive matter, but also it offensively protects the entire body.  … Read more »

Helmet of Salvation

Ephesians 6:17 “Take the helmet of salvation.”   It is important to remember that Paul is using the analogy of a Roman soldier when describing the pieces of armor that we need to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, and that it remains fixed in place at all times,… Read more »

Righteousness

Ephesians 6:14 “Put on the breastplate of righteousness.”   Another important piece of our armor is the “breastplate” because it protects the vital organs of the body. Often the Old Testament writers would use the names of different organs to express feelings, affection, etc. This is the reason why the breastplate of righteousness is so… Read more »

Shield of Faith

Ephesians 6:16 “Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.”   The words “above all” indicate that there is now a change in the armor that we are to put on. We are now coming to the fourth piece of… Read more »