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 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…

The Battle is the Lord’s – Part 1

The people of Judah honesty thought they were going to die. Three, large, bloodthirsty armies were heading their way, threatening to kill them all and take the land that God had given them. (2 Chronicles 20 describes the entire event.) But God had other plans. He intervened, setting ambushes against them and caused them to…

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…

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…

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?…

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…

Don’t Walk Away.

… “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.” – 1 Cor 1:31 If someone asked you right now what they must do to get eternal life what would you tell them? You would probably tell them to believe in Jesus and they will be saved. In the book of Mark, a rich, young…

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…

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…

What Shall We Preach?

As I read through the book of Acts it is amazing to see how successful the ministry of Paul was. How could someone who was so focused on ruining Christianity become the ramrod for the New Testament? What did he do? I don’t think he did what we would. Put yourself in the place of…