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.​…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…