February 10, 2019
Have you ever been to your wits end? The pits of despair? Ever been to a ‘God-please-don’t-leave-me-here’ place?! Warning, such places are part of the normal Christian life…
October 21, 2018
Our Lord’s steadfast love, His unceasing mercies, and His ever so great faithfulness cannot help but create gratitude in our hearts–especially when we realize they’re totally undeserved. When gratitude becomes an epidemic it cannot help but inundate those round about us.
May 20, 2018
The most frequently repeated prayer in the Bible was “Lord have mercy.” In every case, God/Jesus answered the prayer, granting mercy to the repentant sinner. But, this prayer is not a magic formula…
March 5, 2017
Pride, selfishness, double mindedness, and imprudence would lead Hezekiah to make some unwise decisions that would negatively impact his nation’s future. At the age of thirty-eight or thirty-nine, Hezekiah found himself on his deathbed…
May 29, 2016
While Jesus was on the earth, he was, actively, the Light of the World. When he left the earth, he commissioned his followers, his church, to be the light of the world. Believers shine the light by doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with their God.
April 12, 2015
Psalm 143 is a lament, another worship song of desperation from a man crushed in spirit and surrounded by enemies. A song like this could not have been sung well without tears. Perhaps you’ve been there?
February 22, 2015
King David sinned greatly against God, and Psalm 51 is his cry for mercy and forgiveness, a broken man with a genuinely repentant heart. Psalm 51 should be bookmarked by all Christians as we all need to own it.
August 11, 2013
After the great victory, the warriors of Israel are soundly defeated at Ai. Why? Our God is both loving and severe. We see this even more vividly as God the Father lovingly gave His only Son, Jesus, to bear our sins on a bloody cross, absorbing the wrath we all deserved.
June 30, 2013
The Apostle John, in his first epistle, talks of the divinity and humanity of Jesus, and he states that a primary message shared by Jesus was that “God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.” If we are to walk in this light, we must confess that we are sinners in order to receive His forgiveness.
May 26, 2013
As God’s children prepare to cross the Jordan River and take possession of the Promised Land, Moses preaches to the people. The summary of Moses’ sermon with respect to our relationship with God would be: Fear Him; Live to please Him; Love Him; Serve Him; and Obey Him… But Moses goes further…