Challenged but content!

Just for a moment, who would have imagined a tiny invisible virus indiscriminately making our world topsy-turvy. The COVID-19 crisis has brought several hardships; restrictions on usual freedoms, personal and economic-financial challenges, emotional vulnerabilities, thousands of lost loved ones, broken marriages, 24/7 parenting, hospitals overwhelmed, virtual graduations….the list goes on.  Piling on top of...

Easy Is Not Always Better

Why commit to doing good based on the Word of God when evil seems to get worse and God is committed to allowing trials to grow us?  This seems like a never-ending process that can get old very fast. I suspect another way to ask this question is, “Do we want an easy life...

Resurrection Sunday

We may know that the Cross and the resurrection of Jesus Christ provide the forgiveness of sins and the blessing of Christ dwelling in our hearts respectively (Titus 3:5-8) – but is that all it means?  If this is all that it means then why would Paul say “Wretched man that I am!  Who...

Being a Cheerful Giver

When people are traveling by plane, and the ride is very smooth, they tend to feel over a long period of time that everything is well until there is turbulence. If turbulence goes for a while, they would say it was not a good flight and they can say that because despite the turbulence...

How to be Christlike during this Time of Division

The rise in the aggressive display of racism is becoming more and more prevalent across the country. Anglos feel threatened, and Afro-Americans feel that they are under attack, and must develop a power base to fight back. Therefore resentment, anger, hate, and frustration leads to a polarized society, that functions on ignorance, rather than...

Our Great Intercessor

Christ’s presence, at the right hand of God, is something no person in the Old Testament ever had the privilege of enjoying. Job, in the midst of his pain and mourning, cried out (Job 33:23) but did not have the intercessor like we have today. Our prayers being answered as a result of Christ...

Valentine’s Day Reminder

Remember not too long ago, you were passing out Valentines to every classmate with little hearts drawn on the little pack of cards bought by your parents. I’m sure back then little thought was given to the fact that the biblical principle, loving thy neighbor as thyself, may not have crossed your minds. But then...

How to Get Prayers Answered

When we pray the fundamental question is how do we get God to respond positively to our request? It should never be whether or not Jesus listens because He is always at the right hand of God (Hebrews 8:1-2), the Holy Spirit lives inside of us (John 14:16-17; 1 John 4:4) and hears even the groans...

How to Get Prayers Answered

When we pray the fundamental question is how do we get God to respond positively to our request? It should never be whether or not Jesus listens because He is always at the right hand of God (Hebrews 8:1-2), the Holy Spirit lives inside of us (John 14:16-17; 1 John 4:4) and hears even...

Prayer Focus

If there is anything that I battle with in my walk with the Lord is not praying as I go, but taking time to pray that is alone time with God. This was so much a part of the Jewish culture as we see has become a pattern with traditional Jews who stop each...