All posts in category Gems From Jim Hughes

Gems From Pastor Jim – 12/11/2018

by Jim Hughes Eccl. 2:10-11 Anything I wanted, I took. I did not restrain myself from any joy. I even found great pleasure in hard work, an additional reward for all my labors. But as I looked at everything I had worked so hard to accomplish, it was all so meaningless. It was […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 12/4/2018

by Jim Hughes Eccl. 1:9-11 History merely repeats itself; it has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. What can you point to that is new? How do you know it didn’t already exist long ago? We don’t remember what happened in those former times. And in future generations, […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 11/27/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 31:10-12 Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is worth more than precious rubies. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She will not hinder him but help him all her life. In a world that no longer holds marriage up with […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 11/20/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 30:7-9 O God, I beg two favors from you before I die. First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty nor riches! For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” And if I am too poor, I […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 11/13/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 30:5-6 Every word of God proves true. He defends all who come to him for protection. Do not add to his words, or he may rebuke you, and you will be found a liar. It would do well for every believer to know these verses. There is a lot […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 11/6/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 29:27 The godly despise the wicked; the wicked despise the godly. I think for the most part, we only see this verse partially fulfilled. There is no question about the wicked hating the godly. It has always been evident. Godliness is despised by the world. It is true because […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 10/30/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 29:19,21 For a servant, mere words are not enough–discipline is needed. For the words may be understood, but they are not heeded. A servant who is pampered from childhood will later become a rebel. Everyone needs discipline in their life. We need a firm hand on us to keep […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 10/23/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 29:18 When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is happy. God has clearly shown us how to live so that we don’t wander from Him and damage our souls. He makes it clear how to live lives that please Him and […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 10/16/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 29:1 Whoever stubbornly refuses to accept criticism will suddenly be broken beyond repair. We don’t like to be criticized. We don’t like it when someone points out to us our faults and failures. We like to think of ourselves as too good to be criticized. We want others to […]

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Gems From Pastor Jim – 10/9/2018

by Jim Hughes Prov. 28:23 In the end, people appreciate frankness more than flattery. Flattery makes us feel good, for a little while. Everyone likes to have their ego stroked. We all want to be noticed and appreciated. We are geared to being liked. Some will go out of their way to be […]

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