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…

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…

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…

A Grace Filled World.

* The world is not against religion. In fact, it is devoted to it with a passion. It will do anything for salvation as long as that formula leaves the responsibility of salvation firmly in human hands. The world is drowning in religion…but it is scared out of its wits to hear about grace that…

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,…

Jesus Promised.

​When Jesus left the earth it was actually to our advantage. When Jesus left, He didn’t abandon us. Instead, He left us with a promise. And not just any promise, it is THE promise! It was the promise of the Holy Spirit! “Wait for the Promise of the Father, you shall be baptized with the…

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…

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…

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…

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…