Day 7 – Teach Me Your Ways

The Word of God is so pregnant with life that sometimes a single verse can transform our thinking. Recently, my mind was opened to a whole new world of thoughts when I heard a pastor quote James 1:20: “The anger … Continued

Day 27 – PAID IN FULL!

And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. … Continued

Day 25 – The Myth of Self-Sufficiency

Gideon was a mighty warrior—at least according to God (Judges 6). From his perspective, which he expressed while fearfully threshing wheat in the unlikely location of a wine press, Gideon’s family was the least in the tribe of Manasseh. He … Continued

Day Nine – The Simplicity of the Gospel

As we begin to understand God’s design for humanity, we also begin to see that He never intended life on this earth to be so complicated. Think back with me to the paradise of Eden. How many restrictions did the … Continued

Day Eight – It Is Finished!

Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1 (HCSB) Each year, a local church sponsors a Good Friday community service titled “Seven Last Words.” It is a … Continued

How to Find a Church

The church, what a wonderful, terrible organization! While I have always been a strong advocate of local church involvement, I’ve also learned that we need to be discerning in our choices. Below you will find some ideas to help you find … Continued

Favored by God?

It is a fact of Christian experience that life is a series of troughs and peaks. In His efforts to get permanent possession of the soul, God relies on the troughs more than the peaks. And some of His special favorites … Continued

Character Matters More than Success

The success or failure of our work as a church or mission depends, in the last resort, largely, not in the number of preachers we put into the field, nor on the size of our congregations, but rather on the character of … Continued

The Cross Sweetens Bitter Waters

Acrid bitterness inevitably seeps into the lives of people who harbor grudges and suppress anger, and bitterness is always a poison. It keeps your pain alive instead of letting you deal with it and get beyond it. Bitterness sentences you … Continued