The Cross in Troubled Times

Do you know who confessed that, “Pure Americanism can only be secured by confidence in the fact that the Cross of Jesus Christ is the wisest and strongest force in existence.”? Does that sentiment sound right and good to you? It comes straight from a Ku Klux Klan Newspaper. Have we wrestled with the fact […]

Ephesians

Power, power, and more power! Ephesians 1:19-21

15 For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, […]

Ephesians

Bless God – Ephesians 1:3-4

3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly [places] in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love (Eph 1:3-4 NASB) If […]

Ephesians

Surrounded by Love – Ephesians 1:3-14

3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly [places] in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5 He predestined us […]

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You’re the Hoarder!

5 Then David’s anger burned greatly against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the LORD lives, surely the man who has done this deserves to die. 6 “He must make restitution for the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing and had no compassion.” 7 Nathan then said to David, “You are the […]

The True Voice of the Prophet – John 1:24-28

24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. 25 They asked him, and said to him, “Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” 26 John answered them saying, “I baptize in water, [but] among you stands One whom you do not know. 27 “[It is] […]

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Love is Our New Identity

[1Jo 4:16 NASB] 16 We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. There is a fundamental simplicity to the gospel to which it seems all of my discussions about things […]

Wretched Man that I Am

24 Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? Rom 7:24 NASB The Boy Who Cried “Stranger!” One time my wife was grocery shopping with my oldest son when he was still fairly young. There was some toy that he wanted, which she refused to buy for […]

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Corona Virus – Why God?

Well, we’re all sequestered and quarantined and hunkered down because of this horrid corona virus spreading across the world. Everyone in any kind of ministry is rushing to publish something about it because it is seriously affecting everyone on earth. Two questions come to mind for me concerning this corona virus. I want to look […]

The Tax Collector in the Temple

It will be obvious to everyone that it is just and right and moral and good and perfectly wondrous that you, the sinner, are the beloved blessed beautiful bride of Christ Jesus the Son of God.