The Promise and the Problem: theunfetteredpreacher

The Bible is full of wonderful Promises, but there is always a Problem.  The IFS.

The Lord Promises:
The evildoers will be cut down and wither IF we are not envious or concerned with them.
That we shall dwell in the land and be fed, IF we trust in the Lord and do good.
He will give us the desires of our hearts IF we delight ourselves in the Lord.
He will bring these things to pass IF we commit our way to the Lord, and trust in Him.
He will bring forth our righteousness as the light, and our judgment as noon.


We must learn to rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. Quit worrying about how the other guys are prospering by being wicked.
We must learn to cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Not allow ourselves to do evil, for evildoers will be cut off.
We must wait upon the Lord, so we inherit the earth.

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.    Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.    I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”


We must depart from evil and do good, and we will dwell forevermore.
We should mark the perfect man and behold the upright, for his end is peace.

Selected verses from Psalms 37, the Promises and our Problems, paying attention and accomplishing the IFS.

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I Saw the Lord/My Jesus is Alive: theunfetteredpreacher

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Memories: theunfetteredpreacher

Just remembering those I loved.

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The LORD is nigh: theunfetteredpreacher

Psalm 145:18,-21

The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever.”

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LORD, I cry unto thee: theunfetteredpreacher

Psalm 141:1-4

LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.

Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

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A Sign of Our Times: theunfetteredpreacher

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Seedless: theunfetteredpreacher

In the old days, when a man was a man, we would say he had ‘sand’, or ‘seeds’. It was a good thing, they were brave, proud, honest and reliable.

Seeds are, a good thing, we plant our food, with seeds, we watered, weeded, harvested, then ate the food, removing the seeds as we ate. (Full circle)

We sowed the seeds of the Gospel, our Words, or Testimony are the seeds we are given to build the Church.

Now we are not so fond of seeds. We have grown to love, seedless watermelons and grapes, headless shrimp, lazy lobster, boneless ribs, and shelled crabs. Mmm, mmm good. (Almost as good as pb&j).

It’s work to deal with seeds, shells, heads, and ribs. We want to be, satisfied, quickly and effortlessly. (Less work, more fun). Who wants to deal with seeds?

At one time, eating in a restaurant was special, costly and a status cymbal. When I was growing up, it was even a special treat to go to the first fast food place in a neighboring town.

By the time my daughter was born, there was fast food on every corner, and eating out was the norm. It has overtaken and changed our culture.

Now the poorer we are, the more we eat out. Cheaply, quickly and constantly. It is quicker and easier to get something already prepared, then assemble the ingredients and do it ourselves.

It’s not just-food. It’s all of our existence. Our microwave lifestyles, always in a hurry. No time to savor and enjoy food, companions, reading, or just peace and quiet.

We need Seeds to reproduce, to continue to grow and survive. With a partial thanks to science we have gone seedless.

Someone, much smarter than I, has figured out how to grow seedless food. Is this good? Convenient absolutely, good? Not so sure.

It’s a conundrum at best, at the worst we now share a seedless Gospel. We are shaping the Gospel to fit today’s culture.

We no longer are set apart from the world, no longer holy, consecrated, a living sacrifice to the Lord. Our minds have not been renewed, we no longer know the acceptable, good or perfect will of God.

Since our laws have now legalized sin, we seem to believe God has changed His requirements. He has not. He wants a Holy people, a people whose light shines in the darkness, a people who lift up the Lord, so all men are drawn to Him.

The Lord gave us the tools to build His Church, we have just allowed them to sit on the shelf unopened.

We no longer preach the full Gospel with signs and wonders following. (Romans 15:19). Our Gospel does not draw the multitudes to Jesus.

There is little power, little witness of God’s Grace in our lives. When John the Baptist doubted that Jesus was the one. His disciples were told to tell him what they saw. People healed, saved, comforted and loved.

Do they experience that at our Church Services?

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