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The Ultimate Yes

Is there a fire burning in you that will give you boldness in the face of a real threat? If someone gives you an escape from fatal harm if you will only denounce your faith, would you still say, “Yes, I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord?” The times in which we live require us […]

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do these few simple things

Turn on the news and you will hear much dialogue about the increasing levels of youth violence in our nation and the link between unsupervised children and crime. We are in a crisis in America because our families are in a state of disarray. Only irresponsible parents leave children to fend for themselves.  Hebrews 12:9 […]

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burdened to share

Are you are excusing any vices in your life?  Are there habits and addictions that you are justifying instead of making any progress toward positive change?  Consider The Message translation of 1 Corinthians 10:23-24- Looking at it one way, you could say, “Anything goes.  Because of God’s immense generosity and grace, we don’t have to dissect […]

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a prayer

Eugene H. Peterson includes this little prayer in his commentary of Acts 10 in the Message Bible: Dear Lord, Take my heart, Take it out of the parochial neighborhood that is my life and bring it to other neighborhoods, other cities, other countries, Take it there, Lord, and break it there. And in the breaking, […]

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a very unpopular topic

There’s a difference between loving the Lord with all your heart, your mind, your soul and your strength and merely having an interest in Him. To love Him is to worship Him for all He is and all He does.  Worship is a demonstrative love; it takes action.  It involves sacrifice. To sacrifice is to lay […]

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