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…

Approved.

  * We have to get over the fact that God’s approval of us is full and final. * Someone was recently telling me about a movie called, The Happening. The ​movie is about a toxin that causes anyone exposed to it to commit suicide. One of the first signs that you have it is that…

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…

You Have a Treasure In You!

  ​* The most common reason people drop out of church is because they feel unable to be themselves or tell the truth about themselves in the company of other Christians. * ————- Today’s verse says that we have “this treasure” in earthen vessels. My question to you is….what is the “treasure”? “But we have…

Avoiding the Iceberg

Did you hear about the guy with the toothache on the Titanic? Or the couple who were arguing about their relationship in their cabin? Or the grieving widow and her children? Or the guy who was drunk and depressed about his failing company? Until a week ago I didn’t know these stories about the Titanic,…

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…

The Battle is the Lord’s – Part 2

Do you know what the king of Judah’s first reaction to hearing that the armies were coming against him?​ He broke out in a cold sweat. Fear was his first response. To me that’s comforting. He wasn’t a warrior king like we see in movies, he was just like us. He did what we would…

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 is willing…be healed!

Do you know that it is God’s will for you to be healed? In fact, Jesus always healed the sick who came to Him. The blind, lame, mute, deaf and demon-possessed—He healed them all! The Bible says that if you have seen Jesus then you have seen the Father.  You want to see what God…

Look to the skies.

I live in southern California and there is some serious rain heading our way. That means we are going to see some rainbows! I think everyone in the world would agree that it’s a pretty awesome thing to see. Do you know the significance of the rainbow? It came about in Noah’s time. He lived…

Eating your sins?

I was recently sent a bizarre article that talked about something called “sin eating”. When a loved one died in parts of England, Scotland, or Wales in the 18th and 19th centuries, the family would grieve, place bread on the chest of the deceased, and call for a man to sit in front of the…

Only Jesus Is Altogether Lovely.

I love the symbolism of Jesus as fine flour. Leviticus 2 says, “When anyone offers a grain offering to the Lord, his offering shall be of find flour…” Fine flour comes from wheat that has been pounded and beaten again and again, and sifted several times. Doesn’t that remind you of Jesus’ sufferings and sacrifice…