Wireless With God

July 5, 2019  ●  19-31 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. (John 15:7) You do not have because you do not ask. (James 4:2b) We live in a world dominated by wireless communications. Regardless of whether you use texting, […]

The Blessings of Gathering

July 2, 2019  ●  19-30 Ps. 84:1-2: How lovely are Your dwelling places, o Lord of hosts! My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God. God has made us a people who gather, a people who congregate. When we […]

The Bigger Picture

June 4, 2019  ●  19-29 1 Cor. 3:6: I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. 1 Cor. 3:9: For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building. How many muscles does it take to pick up a glass of water? Quite a lot. According to one biology teacher you […]

A Word for the Graduates

May 17, 2019  ●  19-28 Hebrews. 12:1-2 If you are a graduating senior, here is your final test: count to five. ONE-TWO-THREE-FOUR-FIVE Five seconds have passed. In just five seconds1: Dunkin’ Donuts sells more than 100 cups of freshly brewed coffee; 23,000 tweets are posted; Amazon sells nearly $7,000 worth of product; About 21 babies […]

Faith – Practice – Life

May 11, 2019  ●  19-27 1 John 2:29: If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him. 1 John 3:4: everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness 1 John 3:7: Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who […]

Who Is the Jesus You Are Looking For?

April 24, 2019  ●  19-26 Mark 16:6: And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him.” Several years ago when we were living in Jacksonville, FL, I went […]

Resurrection Reality, Part 2

April 20, 2019  ●  19-25 The apostle Paul wrote probably the best defense of the resurrection that can be found anywhere in the Bible. Paul’s writing on the resurrection can be found throughout 1 Cor. 15. Imbedded in 1 Cor. 15 are some verses that speak to the core of why the resurrection is fundamental […]

Resurrection Reality, Part 1

April 19, 2019  ●  19-24 Sunday, April 21, is Easter Sunday. On Easter Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave. The next two blog posts will be focused on the resurrection. Part I is the basics of resurrection; Part II will deal with the impact of the resurrection for our faith. […]

The Christian and Tax Day

April 15, 2019  ●  19-23 Mark 12:17 And Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they were amazed at Him. Phil. 3:20: for our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. […]

This is the Day!

April 2, 2019  ●  19-22 Gen. 1:5: God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. Ps. 118:24: This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Ps. 122:1: I was glad when they said […]