January 21st, 2014
We need to look for opportunities to intervene in other people's lives to help them in their times of greatest need. We need to be a conduit of God's love and compassion to the people God brings us...
January 13th, 2014
Have you ever been disappointed? When we set our eyes on and settle for false hopes in this life, we become disappointed. But real hope grounded in God will not disappoint us. Romans 5:3-5 says "A...
Faith is a Gift
January 6th, 2014
1 Corinthians 13:13 says “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” What a great passage. It is a summation of our Christian life lived out. Wile we sh...
December 29th, 2013
In Luke 15, we find the story of the lost sheep. The shepherd leaves the 99 to look for the one lost sheep. We are a lot like sheep. And even today, it is not a compliment to be compared to a sheep. S...
Trusting God's goodness
December 16th, 2013
In Luke 1, we read the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth. They had been barren for years when an angel appeared to Zechariah in his old age and told him he was going to have a son. Zechariah's first...
December 9th, 2013
Yesterday was a glorious day as we witnessed scripture performed. I send a special thanks to Phillip Smith for his powerful presentation of Philippians. In Philippians 3, Paul warns the people of...
Hands and Feet of Faith
December 2nd, 2013
In Luke 1 after the birth of John the Baptist, his father, Zechariah, is filled with the Holy Spirit and prophecies: 68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people...
Longing for Home
November 25th, 2013
When George Clooney lets go of Sandra Bullock's hand in the movie Gravity, you know he is doing to die and soon because his oxygen tank is almost empty. The atmosphere outside this earth won't sus...
Investing in the Eternal
November 18th, 2013
A lumberjack went into a groove of trees the he knew he was going to eventually cut down. Among the trees, he saw a mother bird building a nest. He knew she would lay her eggs, the babies would hat...
November 11th, 2013
As Christians, God has given us a mission and a message, but we must have the proper motivation or the message we deliver will be destructive. In Luke 10:17-20, the 72 disciples who were sent out m...
November 4th, 2013
Thomas Howard wrote a book called Splendor in the Ordinary and in that book he makes a reference to George McDonald, another 19th Century writer who said, “The one principal of hell is I am my own.”...
Fruit of the Spirit
October 28th, 2013
Galatians 5:22-23 says "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law." My English ...