Archives by date

You are browsing the site archives by date.

Without Compromise

Daniel 3:17-18

King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon desired to unite his kingdom by instituting a centralized form of worship. He built a statue of gold about 90 feet tall and 9 feet wide and ordered that everyone must fall down and worship the statue whenever the royal music began to play. A report was delivered to the King […]

God’s Chosen Instrument

Acts 9:3

The great and mighty Apostle Paul was once the great and mighty persecutor of Christians and destroyer of the Church. He was so zealous that he actually went from house to house and dragged believers off to prison (Acts 8:3). Paul then set off for Damascus in order to rid the land of these “misguided” […]

Opportunity For Action

Matthew 17:27

We often see the call of God is accompanied by a perceived risk. The risk may be in terms of finances, rejection, or failure; but there will always be an element of the unknown in God’s call which requires us to trust and increase our faith. We should note that when we follow God’s call, […]

With You Always

Exodus 3:12

Soon after the death of Joseph and his brothers, the descendants of Israel were forced into Egyptian slavery. For several hundred years, the Egyptians greatly oppressed the Israelites: “But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites and worked them ruthlessly” (Exodus 1:12-13). God […]

Hiding Among The Baggage

1 Samuel 10:22

When Samuel became too old to be an effective judge, the leaders of Israel asked for a new kind of ruler; “Appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have” (1 Samuel 8:5). This request was actually an indication of the sad decline of God’s people. By requesting a king, “as […]

Evangelism Assignment Update

Last month I sent out a message about an evangelism assignment I had for a class I’m taking while my family and I are on the road. I wrote about the difficulty I was having with initiating a conversation about the gospel. I also wrote about the essence of the gospel and encouraged people to […]

Say The Blessing

Luke 9:16

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. Every year is a little different, but this year we will be with my wife’s family – her mother, two brothers, a sister, spouses, and lots of kids. By the time we get ready to eat, sometime in the early afternoon, there will be almost twenty of us. […]

A Greater Love

John 15:12-13

In one of the last messages Moses gave to the people of Israel, he told them to obey all the commands of God and to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5). About fifteen hundred years later, Jesus referred to this […]

Build According To The Spirit

Haggai 2:4-5

When the armies of Babylon made their final invasion of Jerusalem, they took many captives into exile and completely destroyed the temple – destroyed God’s dwelling among His chosen people. After many years, a group of Israelites were allowed to return to Jerusalem and rebuild. This group began the work with great excitement: “With praise […]

The Promised Land

Genesis 12:1

In the message “The Search” we saw how searching for God’s will is a natural step of Christian maturity. As we become more like Christ, we naturally desire to do only those things consistent with the will of our Heavenly Father. We also saw that this can be a frustrating time as we search…and wait! […]

The Search

Psalm 9:10

We have come to that wonderful place where our only desire is to do God’s will. We have begun to view our time on earth with an eternal perspective and are now in the process of aligning our life with His desires. This is a significant step of maturity for any believer, but it can […]

Refuse To Be Afraid

Mark 4:39-40

As wars continue around the world, we must remember our true battles are not against flesh and blood – not against terrorism or deceptive governments, nor an oppressive boss or unappreciative spouse – but “against the spiritual forces of evil in the Heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12). The true battles occur in a world which is […]