Deserving of God’s love?

  Imagine that you are at a healing service​ and an old drunk walks in​, and he’s wasted. He sits behind a nice grey haired lady who’s been serving in the church for her whole life. Now, both suffer from arthritis. The healing power of God is present​ and in an instant, the alcoholic, who…

Look “Unto” Jesus

What does it mean to look ​”unto” Jesus? Well, we can think of it like this: If you are drowning and somebody walks past you, you do not look ​”at” them, you look “unto” them. The difference is that when you look unto ​someone you are turning to ​them and expecting ​them​ to rescue you.​…

Bread & Wine….Often!

As a young Christian what struck me, when my church took Communion, was God’s judgment. I was taught that unless I confessed all of my sins before taking, I could bring death upon myself. Seriously. It was the worst day to go to church. Everyone was so sad and beat up. So, I would take…

It’s Not Up to You. It’s Already Done.

* The church gives (and, worst of all, the world understands it to be giving) the clear impression that grace works only on the early birds and eager beavers who cooperate with it. But that is dead wrong. * Sometimes, when we don’t receive our healing, breakthrough, restoration or miracle, we can’t help but think…

Never a Doubt.

Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” – John 20:27 It struck me this weekend that we live in a world of irony, even in believers. Some people simply don’t believe God’s word. We can fly…

To Lose is to Win.

I’ve got a little rant this morning. Over the past few weeks, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ran into fellow believers, talk about grace, and get blank stares. It’s almost like I’m preaching another gospel. I guess what happens is that the freedom we have in Christ allows us to see ourselves…

You’re at the Right Place, at the Right Time!

God’s Word tells us that being faster, stronger and wiser does not automatically make you a winner in life. No, it is actually being at the right place at the right time that causes you to receive blessings. And God, who holds time and ​opportunity​ in His hands, is the only one who can put you…

The Battle is the Lord’s – Part 3

God says in 2 Chronicles 20:15; “You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.” These are the same words God spoke to the Israelites when they cried out for help in the wilderness when being chased by the Egyptians. Today, God’s message is…

Get Set Free.

  I want to share a truth with you today that can set you free—free from bondage, guilt and condemnation. It can set you free to live in victory and be everything God created you to be. This is a truth that is the very foundation of your Christian faith. When you really begin to…

Living Under Grace

I get asked all the time about what does it mean to live a Christian life under grace. My easiest answer is that when you are conscious of God’s constant supply and love for you, you are living under grace. Sometimes, though, we can’t help but be more aware of the everyday demands of life….

Jesus’ blood washes you.

I love the way God has put Jesus in the Old Testament for us all to see. It’s the unique way God planted the seed for the world to see the beauty of His love and forgiveness. Many religious people, and the world, never get to understand how we have moved forward from the Old…

Quit Cleaning The Fish.

Scripture calls us to be “fishers of men”. We are NOT called to clean the fish when they are caught. That is God’s job. What the heck is going on in the church today? Why are our pastors and leaders so focused on getting in the pulpit and beating up the sheep about their behavior?…