May 24, 2017
God isn’t good because He is good to me. He is good because that is who He is. God isn’t loving because He loves me. He is loving because that is who He is.
Apr 11, 2017
They crucified Him. It was so dark. Everyone felt the holy hush fall upon the earth. Everyone knew something was different. The separation of death hung in the air in a whole new way. They buried Him. It was so final. It was so wrong. It was all messed up. They were at a lost. They were lost. Everything went wrong. How could things ever work out now?
Dec 20, 2016
A Bethlehem tour guide told the tourist that Mary and Joseph normally would have stayed with relatives in Bethlehem. Because of the circumstances of Mary's pregnancy, they were not welcomed by their own relatives. Surely the lack of a welcome for themselves or their son hurt. Christ was rejected by man before He was even born.His first messages in life were “unwanted” and “unclean” (not worthy or good enough).
Dec 19, 2016
The Father gave His Son; He dwelt among us full of grace and truth. You, the old man, was crucified with the Son, so that the old man—the power of sin—would be taken out of the way. You, the new man, was raised to new life indwelt by the Son. This is the greatest exchange of Christmas.
Dec 13, 2016
There couldn’t be a change of behavior until there was a change of identity. We were born sinners and sinners sin. In fact, they are slaves to sin. Sinners who clean up their sins, still only have “filthy rags”.
Dec 12, 2016
The problem is in our concept of God. You see, you become like the god you believe in. Sadly, the voice of condemnation that you hear in your heart is neither the voice of the devil nor the voice of God; it is the voice of self-criticism. Religion has taught you that it was the voice of God, it is not.
Nov 01, 2016
I am sure you all know the saying, “Spring Forward, Fall Back”, and as we move from casual, summer fun and relaxation into the scheduled season of Fall activities it brings to mind the idea of falling back into routine, mundane schedules of life. I find it refreshing that our spiritual lives do not have to be this way.
Oct 04, 2016
Most believers know and can describe their identity in Christ. Knowing your identity is just the first step.
Sep 21, 2016
First of all, it is not hard to live victorious and “have faith” when all in your life and world are well. But life is rarely all easy sailing. With every trial of life, you have a decision to make. You get to decide to either believe God and His promises or disbelieve God. Whatever you decide to believe, will determine the way you walk, even the very course of your life.
Jun 01, 2016
This is not apologetic like we often hear. It is proclamation of worth and acceptance that isn't based on anything Paul did or didn't do.
Mar 21, 2016
When Christ “appears a second time for salvation, it will be without reference to sin” (Heb 9:28) … because the more excellent work of the blood of Christ has dealt with the sin issue once and for all, for ever!