Thursday, April 30, 2015

Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind

Click here to see the web version of this Days of Praise
Inherit the Wind
"He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart." (Proverbs 11:29)
This verse was selected to provide the title for one of the most widely distributed movies ever produced in Hollywood. Inherit the Wind was a black-and-white movie produced in 1960 starring Spencer Tracy as the famous atheist lawyer Clarence Darrow. The theme of the picture was the Scopes evolution trial held in Tennessee in 1925. The picture glorified Darrow and evolutionism, portraying creationists and Bible-believing Christians as fanatical buffoons.
Although the movie grossly distorted history, it has continued all these years to be shown over and over. The Scopes trial itself—in the absence of any real scientific evidence for evolution—is repeatedly rehashed in print by evolutionists in their zeal to destroy creationism. This is typical of the "profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called" (1 Timothy 6:20) to which evolutionists resort in lieu of evidence.
As far as the Scripture verse itself is concerned, it should serve rather as a sober warning to those evolutionary humanists who are still troubling our nation's homes and schools and churches with this false and deadly doctrine of evolution. They are the ones who will inherit the wind. "The ungodly . . . are like the chaff which the wind driveth away" (Psalm 1:4). They are the ones who, "professing themselves to be wise," became fools (Romans 1:22), "who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator" (Romans 1:25).
It is the one who proclaims "no God" who is "the fool" (Psalm 53:1) of our text. Evolutionists, humanists, atheists, and other anti-biblicists will inherit nothing but wind, but "the wise shall inherit glory" (Proverbs 3:35). HMM

Institute for Creation Research - 1806 Royal Lane, Dallas TX 75229
The material in this blog was graciously provided by the highly recommended ICR.
| Subscribe

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


MATTHEW 16:13-16, 22:41-46


Pastor Rick Jackson




1. To Finish What He Started [1 Corinthians 1:8-9, Philippians 1:6, 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24]


2. To Not Let Us Be Overly Tempted [1 Corinthians 10:13, 2 Thessalonians 3:3]


3. He Cannot Deny Himself [2 Timothy 2:10-16]


II. JESUS THE FAITHFUL [2 Thessalonians 3:3, 2 Timothy 2:13]


1. The Faithful High Priest [Hebrews 2:17, 3:2, 10:23, 1 John 1:9]


3. The Faithful Witness [Revelation 1:5, 3:14]


3. The Faithful Captain [Hebrews 2:10, Revelation 19:11]




1. In What God Has Entrusted Us [1 Corinthians 4:1-5]


2. In Giving Out the Word [2 Timothy 2:2]


3. In Maintaining Good Works [Titus 3:8]

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Decisions, Decisions

Bill Rice Ranch - First Light Devotionals  
II Samuel 5:19 And David inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? Wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.


Many people don't like to make decisions, but, whether we like it or not, we make hundreds or even thousands of decisions every day. Some people are absolutely paralyzed by even going to a fast food restaurant because of all the decisions there are. Recently, my wife and I went looking for something at Walmart. We made a choice. We walked to the next aisle and I saw, it seemed, a thousand of that same item in different varieties. I almost panicked as I thought, "Did I get the right one?" We have so many choices that sometimes it makes for paralysis of decision, not a better decision.

In any event, so far as your part is concerned, in 24 hours you will be exactly where you are now, save for the decisions you make. That makes our decisions mighty important. David knew this when he was just a young king and his leadership was being tested by the Philistines and his own countrymen.  In II Samuel 5:19 it says, "And David inquired of the LORD." Again in verse 23 it says, "And when David inquired of the LORD." In both cases David was asking God what he should do.

David realized the importance of inquiring of God. The next chapters are full of examples of other decisions. One was when David was going to bring the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. It was a good thing he wanted to do, but you may recall that they did not have it transported as God had prescribed. God judged them for it. II Samuel 6:9 says, "And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the Ark of the LORD come to me?" That was a good question that might have better been asked before they moved the Ark.

Another example of the need for God's guidance when we are making a decision is found when David wanted to build the temple of God. That was a noble ambition, but God indicated that that was not what He wanted David to do.  Again, David wanted to do a good thing, but he didn't have God's green light on it.

Sometimes we make decisions without God's guidance when they seem too simple or obvious to us. I think the main lesson is not to be paralyzed by every decision we make, but to be consciously aware of God's literal presence and willingness to guide us as we are willing to follow. God can let you know what He wants you to do, but I think that God's Word and people who give godly advice are two sources that God can use to help you. Remember, you are going to be in 24 hours exactly where you are now, save for the decisions you make. Ask God to help you, and be confident that He will. 

Prayer Requests:
-Meetings this week in Casper, WY and Heath, OH

 Enjoy more devotionals, sermon audio, and articles on our website!

Bill Rice Ranch | 627 Bill Rice Ranch Road | Murfreesboro | TN | 37128

Monday, April 27, 2015




Pastor Rick Jackson


I. TIME TO REGISTER [Lamentations 1]


1. The Reality of the Situation [v. 1-4]


2. The Recognition of the Source [v. 5-15]


3. The Realization of their Sin [v. 16-22]


II. TIME TO RESIGN [Lamentations 2:1-3]


1. No Remembrance [v. 1]


2. No Pity [v. 2]


3. No Protection [v. 3]


III. TIME TO REGARD [Lamentations 2:4-22]


1. The Lord As An Enemy [v. 4-9]


2. The Word as Truth [v. 10-17]


3. The Situation as Hopeless [v. 18-22]

Sunday, April 26, 2015


MATTHEW 16:13-16, 22:41-46


Pastor Rick Jackson




1. He Built the Universe [John 1:1-3, 10-12, Heb.3:4]


2. He is Building the Church [Mt. 16:16-18, 1 Peter 2:5]


3. He is Building a City [John 14:1-6, Heb. 11:10, 16] a city without hospitals, jails, dentist offices, etc.


II. JESUS THE GREAT PHYSICIAN [Luke 4:14-23, 40, 5:30-32]


1. The Blood Prescribed [Heb. 9:1-10]


2. The Blood Supplied [Heb. 9:11-26]


3. The Blood Applied [Heb. 9:27-28, 10:10, 14, 17-23, 38-39]


III. JESUS THE FAITHFUL [2 Thessalonians 3:3, 2 Timothy 2:13]


1. The Faithful High Priest [Hebrews 2:17, 3:2, 10:23, 1 John 1:9]


3. The Faithful Witness [Revelation 1:5, 3:14]


3. The Faithful Captain [Hebrews 2:10, Revelation 19:11]

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Question of the Week: How should young-earth creationists answer the skeptics?

How should young-earth creationists answer the skeptics?


Answering the Skeptics
Answering the Skeptics
Skeptics of the Bible often grasp at straws trying to find a contradiction in the Bible so that they can justify dismissing the Bible as what it claims to be―the Word of God. One place they often point to is Proverbs 26:4�5, "Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes."

A superficial reading of these verses suggests a contradiction but, ironically, these verses actually provide a profound strategy for answering the arguments of skeptics.
Learn More →
Donate Get Equipped
"Answering the Skeptics"
Answers Mega Conference
Register Now 〉
Answers Mega Conference
Missionary Kid Life

Missionary Kid Life

Four brothers share what it's like growing up as missionary kids out in the jungle, from building a house to making friends with tribal people.

How Does Biblical Truth Apply to the Character of God?

How Does Biblical Truth Apply to the Character of God?

Truth is a huge theme in the Bible―He is the "God of truth" (Psalm 31:5), who says, "be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy" (Leviticus 19:2).

Ken Ham

"Reproductive Freedom" Seen As More Valuable than Human Life

Our culture has slid so far from biblical values that people in our culture now value a woman's so-called "reproductive freedom" far and above a human life.

Dr. Georgia Purdom

Key to Galápagos Finch Beak Variation Discovered, But It's Still Not Evolution

When I traveled to the Galápagos Islands back in 2011, it was said on our trip that only God and Peter Grant could tell the species of finches apart.

Video Preview
Science Confirms the Bible
Ken Ham Speaks to Teens
After Eden Preview Answers With Ken Ham Radio
Grand Canyon Raft Trips
Answers for Pastors
Children's Ministry Conference
Copyright (C) 2015 Answers In Genesis All rights reserved.

The information in this post was graciously provided by the good folks at:
Answers In Genesis ・ 2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd. ・ Petersburg, KY 41080 ・ USA

Please visit our help area.

Friday, April 24, 2015

John R. Rice Quotes of the Week

A man ought to be able to win his boy. In Mark 9 is the story of Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration. Jesus said, "What's going on?" A man said, "It's my boy! My poor boy- the Devil is in him. He throws him in the water and fire and tries to kill him. I brought him to Your nine disciples, and they couldn't do anything with him. Maybe You can't either, but if You can do anything, have mercy." Jesus said, "You've got the 'if' in the wrong place." Mark 9:23 says, "Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth." "Bring him to Me," Jesus said. And Jesus cast out the devil and turned him over to the others there. The boy's father said, "Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief" (Mark 9:24).
Every father can win every one of his sons if he begins in time, and lives right, and means business. Sure he can. - John R. Rice

Denominations start small and grow big. They start poor and grow wealthy. They start representing common and uneducated masses and they grow to be controlled by the scholarly and distinguished. And the bigness and the scholarly emphasis and the wealth inevitably turn out to be a snare. So denominations and Christian schools and other Christian organizations inevitably turn toward worldliness, to low moral standards, and finally to unbelieving leadership. Since mankind is made up of fallen creatures, and even saved people have still the old carnal nature, the trend always for things in this world is down instead of up. - John R. Rice

Then what should a Christian do? First, he should make sure that not a penny of his money goes to the denominational program that supports anything contrary to Christ and the Bible. He ought not support with money what he cannot defend by conviction. To call a snake names and then feed the snake is dishonest and hypocrisy and a sin. - John R. Rice

But this Gospel is that all this was "according to the Scriptures." So Paul here [I Cor. 15] states twice. There is no Gospel but the Gospel as it is revealed in the infallible Bible. We know no Christ but the Christ who is revealed in God's Word. There is no salvation except through the Gospel that is part and parcel, blood, bone, and sinew of the Bible itself.
To call anything else the Gospel, or to preach any other way of salvation but by the atoning death and bodily resurrection of the virgin-born Son of God who died for our sins, is to earn the curse, the damnation, the anathema of Galatians 1:8 and 9. - John R. Rice

And so Christians ought to be good neighbors to lost people, ought to be friends to them in trouble, ought to love and help and seek to win to Christ lost people all around about us. The Lord Jesus loved sinners and so should we. He ate with them in their homes, though He never let them set the pattern of life, He never obligated Himself to please them. - John R. Rice

The lodge member may be taught that if he subdues his passions, if he is kind to his neighbor, if he supports his family, if he pays his debts and is loyal to his government, at last "the Grand Architect of the universe will receive him in the Elysian fields." But that is paganism, infidelity, not Christianity. You know, salvation in Christ is exclusive. The Christian religion is intolerant. It brooks no substitution and no competition and even no human assistance to the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ given freely to the sinner who trusts in Him. - John R. Rice

We preach the historic Christian faith. Fundamentalism means, of course, as it ought to mean to everybody, simply believing in the historic Christian faith; and when we teach that Christians should not yoke up with unbelievers, we teach what the Bible emphatically teaches. So it is expected that the great Christians through the years had this same conviction. All who take the Scripture at face value, without a bias of denominational loyalty or the pull of special friendship or the fear of the cost, will see the wrong of compromise here. - John R. Rice