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.​…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…