My Anxiety

"Casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you" (1 Peter 5:7). What an opportunity! Most likely, you know what it is like to suffer from anxiety. We have all worried about circumstances out of our control and circumstances we created ourselves. We may be one of those who struggle with an anxiety … Continue reading My Anxiety

On Being a Gentleman…

Philippians 4:5 says, "let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand" (NKJV). The word is translated as "gentle spirit" in the NASBU, "gentleness" in the NKJV and "reasonableness" in the ESV is from ἐπιεικές. Lenski comments on the word, "sweet gentleness, considerateness, Lindigkeit (Luther’s beautiful rendering) must ever emanate from … Continue reading On Being a Gentleman…

Holy Ambitions

  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

How to Survive a Mediterranean Cruise and Hard Times

St. Paul's Bay is beautiful. Wouldn't it have been something to walk with Paul on the shoreline? But that's not exactly how the story goes. The final segment of the book of Acts records quite a struggle. Paul is arrested for preaching Christ in chapter 21. He then is tried before the Roman tribune, the … Continue reading How to Survive a Mediterranean Cruise and Hard Times

“WE” faith

“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

THE GRACE OF GOD

O that the grace of God would fill in the hearts of mankind and flow into all our words and a actions! David is described as "a man after God's own heart." That description is seen no better than in his display of loyalty and kindness to Mephibosheth. Mephibosheth was the victim of time and … Continue reading THE GRACE OF GOD

How To Handle Tragedies

No one expected the Boston Marathon to end in tragedy. No one expected the Twin Towers to fall. No one expected the shootings. Unfortunately, tragedy has become a routine part of our experience. Dealing with any tragedy is difficult, but God gives us tools to both endure and overcome tragedies in our lives. We need … Continue reading How To Handle Tragedies

THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION IN MY LIFE

As they neared the shores of this life in their front porch rocking chairs, a grandfather said to his wife, "Mother, read the words to me again." She knowingly and with the same conviction and hope read, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall … Continue reading THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION IN MY LIFE

The Gospel Preacher

He left his Heavenly throne and had nowhere to lay his head, he was the Gospel preacher. His family rejected him and the crowds turned away, he was the Gospel preacher. He was scolded for and exhausted from helping the helpless, the sick, the outcast, and the sinner, he was the Gospel preacher. His closest … Continue reading The Gospel Preacher

GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH SUFFERING 2 Corinthians 11:23-28

Living below in this old sinful world Hardly a comfort can afford Striving alone to face temptation so Where could I go but to the Lord Where could I go oh where could I go Seeking the refuge for my soul Needing a friend to save me in the end Where could I go but … Continue reading GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH SUFFERING 2 Corinthians 11:23-28