Count on Forgiveness.

What are you more conscious of today? Your sins or the fact that you have been forgiven? Don’t ever be conscious of your sins. We must always be aware of Jesus and His finished work on the cross. The Lamb of God has taken away all your sins at the cross, so count on the fact…

Live for Today.

It’s at this time of year that people will reflect on the year and remember the good and bad things that have happened. Then, the resolutions start. Losing weight, stopping bad habits, the desire for new relationships, and all sorts of things will be focused on. I don’t have a problem with goals, but I…

You Are Worth Something

I have a great story for you guys that was just passed along to me. A pastor started off his Sunday sermon by holding up a $100 bill. He asked his congregation, “Who wants this $100 bill?” Hands went up everywhere. He said, “Ok, I am going to give this $100 to one of you,…

You Aren’t Cursed.

When Jesus died and rose again, He became our High Priest. But notice that Jesus’ priesthood is “according to the order of Melchizedek”. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who receive Him, called by God as High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek,” Hebrews 5:9 Why and…

How Do We Compare?

I know we are never to compare ourselves to others, unless it’s something like sports or a competition. When it comes to our spiritual walk we all have our own journeys which come with lots of unique challenges and blessings. What we have to realize is that all of us are going to make mistakes,…

Come Boldly!

“But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God.” – Hebrews 10:12 Let us, as Christians, never forget that scripture. It changes how we look at life. It’s why we are different from others. It’s the very basis of our new life in Christ….

Same Father, Different Mothers.

Too often when someone is trying to recover from a life-changing moment in their life, especially when it is a devastating personal sin, they scurry around and try to fix it themselves. They think that they can pray more, study more, work harder, start more projects, etc., all to gain God’s approval and/or the approval…

Allergic to Grace.

As I sit here today, the week of Resurrection, smelling freshly cut grass, watching flowers bloom and having my allergies overwhelm me, I couldn’t help thinking that the church has become allergic to grace. We avoid it. We don’t want too much of it. It seems that the topic or mention of the word grace…

Earning Your Blessings?

I can’t tell you how many Christians I talk to that believe that they have to work at becoming more righteous and earning God’s blessings. They beat themselves up when they do something wrong or have a bad thought. And for ministry workers and leaders, that pressure is put on them by their fellow church…

Grace Explosion in 2015.

As we end this year I want to remind all of you that God has a great plan for you. We don’t have to struggle or strive to bring our heart’s desires to pass. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done. Jesus’ paid the price. I want to encourage you to take your eyes off any negative…

How’s My Performance?

Do we realize how much satan condemns us each and every day? Do we even understand how much Jesus himself was put under the same condemnation? Mat 4:2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He was afterwards hungry. Mat 4:3 And when the tempter came to Him, he said, If You…