Ambition for worldly prizes is attractive but vain. Jesus said, “do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust corrupt and thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven” (Matthew 6:19-20). God commends holy ambitions. God’s people are to look for every opportunity to “abound … Continue reading Holy Ambitions
Isn't that one of the worst things you can see! Low battery, my phone is about to die. We all get that way on occasion. Sometimes we are tired and need a vacation. But sometimes we are tired and need a revival. Ezekiel 37 reminds us that there is hope for the hopeless in … Continue reading Don’t Forget the Charger!
Grace has been defined as God’s riches at Christ’s expense. We should try to preach grace as often as you can, as much as you can, for as much of the glory of God as you can. One of the beautiful pictures of grace in the Bible is the story of Mephibosheth the son of … Continue reading Freedom in Grace
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer … Continue reading “WE” faith
"What is man that thou art mindful of him?" David asked. It is intimidating to fathom the depths of God's love for his creation. To help put our emotions to words, Isaac Watts penned the words to the great song, "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross". When I survey the wondrous cross On which the … Continue reading Personal Sacrifice
Let’s change the world! It can seem pretty bad sometimes. Sometimes it seems bad all the time. The 24 hour news exists only to tell us how bad things are. Rarely do we hear anything about things getting better. What are we to do? TURN TO GOD With such a big question and a big … Continue reading Lets Change the World
There is a great song which reminds us: Earthly wealth and fame may never come to me, And a palace fair here mine may never be; But let come what may, if Christ for me doth care, Anywhere is home, if He is only there. Oft, I’m tossed about and driven by the foe, Sad … Continue reading If Jesus is only there…
Who wants their congregation to grow? That should be everyone, right? Who is doing something to make the congregation grow? What can we do? I want to focus on how to make things better and put those concepts into practice. Churchleaders.com repots that study published in 2005 in The Journal for the Scientific Study of … Continue reading How to Increase Church Attendance
The headlines have been filled with news of "Obama Care" or the "Affordable Care Act". When asked, 47% approve of "The Affordable Care Act", but only 37% approve of "Obama Care". Whatever you think of the new health care laws, we know that God cares and has implemented the greatest health care plan available. GOD'S … Continue reading Jehovah Cares
I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! What an understatement from the Apostle Paul. Every Christian should be so very proud of the Gospel. It is simple enough for a child to understand. Profound enough to occupy the greatest minds. Beautiful enough to demand wonder and amazement. Powerful enough to save from sin … Continue reading WOW!