Ministry Commission

Luke 3:3 When John received the word, he went with the word. No greater testimony could be given of man that he received the word and went with the word. So much is said in the simple phrase “he went.” O’ that we would all go. I am amazed at how many can hear the … Continue reading Ministry Commission

LOOKING WITH FAITH

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). “The righteous shall live by his faith” (Habakkuk 2:4). “This is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith” (1 John 5:4). Faith is the “state of believing on the basis of the reliability of the one trusted” … Continue reading LOOKING WITH FAITH

Lord, Help Me to Trust You–Salvation by Faith

Trust is the root of faith and the basis of our religion and life. We must learn to trust Him. We strive not just to trust him more, but to trust him completely. Mark 9 records a wonderful illustration of growing trust in Jesus. When they came back to the disciples, they saw a large … Continue reading Lord, Help Me to Trust You–Salvation by Faith

What Does it Mean to Be a Believer?

Leon Morris described Romans 3:21-22 this way, "In what is possibly the most important single paragraph ever written, Paul brings out something of the grandeur of Christ’s saving work. He speaks of the righteousness of God, the sin of man, and the salvation of Christ. He views this salvation in three ways: as justification (imagery from … Continue reading What Does it Mean to Be a Believer?

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

I BELIEVE IN GOD

            The crisis of belief:  An encounter with God requires faith….What you do in response to God's revelation reveals what you believe about God.  True faith requires action (Henry Blackaby in "Experiencing God" page 135). Believing in God makes all the difference in life.  Faith shapes our worldview.  Faith shapes our values.  Faith shapes our attitudes.  … Continue reading I BELIEVE IN GOD