Miscellaneous Topics

A Variety of Writings on a Variety of Topics

 1.  The Value of Meditation and Pondering by DSB
 2.  True Confession Of Sin by DSB
      A look at 1 John 1:9 and what it's true intent is in regard to confession and forgiveness.
 3.  Standing Firm Against the Devil's Wiles by DSB
      There is a difference between the devil's wiles and his temptations even though they go hand-in-
      hand. We need God's full armor to discern his wiles and stand firm against them.
 4.  The Christian's Relationship to Work by DSB
 5.  The Often Overlooked Evil Of Sin by DSB
      A Study of what God said to David through His prophet Nathan concerning David's sin 
 6.  The Way of Life by DSB
      Learn where is wisdom, where is strength, where is understanding; that you may know also where
      is length of days, and life, where is the light of the eyes, and peace. 
 7.  Brokenness by Pastor David M. Atkinson, From the book "Fingerprints of Providence," edited
      by DSB.  An indepth look at the value of brokenness in the Christian's life
 8. Joy In Brokenness by DSB
     The joy that comes to the Christian who passes through a time of brokenness in a God-honoring
 9.  Seeing Christ In Moses by DSB
      A look at Moses' intercession for Israel as an example of Christ's work on our behalf.
10.  Insensitivity To Our Behavior by John Climacus, “The Ladder of Divine Ascent,” Step 18,
        edited and expanded by DSB
 11.  Two Soldiers' Christian Testimony 
 12. Three Faithful Wounds by AW Tozer
      The wounds of contrition, compassion, and longing for God
 13. Whose Doing Is It - God's or Man's by John Cassian, (John Cassian's Thirteenth Conference,
       originally titled "ON GOD'S PROTECTION"). Edited and Paraphrased in some places by DSB
       This is a weaving together of scriptures supporting the Sovereign work of  God and the free will
       of man. 
 14. The Full Weight of Scripture by DSB
       Material and scriptures supporting both the security we have in God in relation to salvation
       and the possibility of falling away from the faith.
15. My Yoke Is Easy and My Burden Is Light (Parts taken from Abba Abraham's discourse in
      John Cassian’s Twenty-fourth Conference)
Edited, Paraphrased and added to by DSB     (PDF file)
16. On Loving God by Bernard of Clairvaux
17. Comprehensive List of Scriptures on Salvation
18. Teaching As One Who Is Spiritually Rich or Spiritually Poor  Do not let anyone deceive you,
      those who speak empty words live in illusions, thinking themselves to be what they aren’t.
19. Ten Commandments: Taken from the “Catechism Of The Catholic Church” Latin text copyright ©
      Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Citta del Vaticano 1993, Edited, abridged, and rewritten in places
      by DSB
       1st Commandment - You shall have no other gods before me.
       2nd Commandment - You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain
       3rd Commandment - Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy
       4th Commandment - Honor your father and your mother
       5th Commandment - You shall not kill
       6th Commandment - You shall not commit adultery
       7th Commandment - You shall not steal
       8th Commandment - You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor
       9th Commandment - You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your
                                        neighbor's wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his
                                        donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's
       10th Commandment - You shall not covet (The tenth commandment enlarges and completes the
                                        ninth, which is concerned with the unholy desires of the flesh. The tenth
                                        commandment forbids coveting the goods of another.)
20. Advent Sundays - Celebrating and Preparing For the Coming of Christ
      1st Sunday -   Prophecy
      2nd Sunday - Bethlehem
      3rd Sunday -  Shepherds
      4th Sunday -  Angels



Revised 2023