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Update on My Baby Sister

It’s been over a month since I’ve written about my baby sister. Many people continue to write to let me know they are praying and to ask for updates. Thanks so very much for your prayers! For the sake of the new people on this list, let me give some history. In the early part […]

He Will Be Found

Jeremiah 29:10-13

In the message “The Cry of Our Heart” we saw how the Psalm writer longed to be close to God; “my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God” (Psalm 84:2). The writer knew his heart would only be satisfied by being in the presence of God; but unfortunately, not many of the […]

The Cry of Our Heart

Psalm 84:1-2

In the beginning, after the creation of the heavens and the earth, “God created man in His own image” (Genesis 1:27). The image of God did not refer to our physical appearance but rather the character of our spirit. The spirit of man was created in the image of God for the purpose of bringing […]

Trust His Vision

Judges 6:14-15

After entering the promised land, the Israelites were ruled by a series of Judges. This time was characterized by God’s discipline when the hearts of His children turned away, and deliverance when they repented and cried out for help. Unfortunately, this cycle was repeated many times! Deborah led the Israelites to forty years of peace, […]

Motivated By Obedience

1 Thessalonians 2:4,6

In the message “Enter The Mission Field” we saw how God has called us to be His witnesses and “ministers of a new covenant” (2 Corinthians 3:6). Our mission field may span the globe or be focused on a few, but our ministries are all the same; we are to glorify God as we proclaim […]

Enter The Mission Field

Acts 1:8

The apostles were instructed by the best Teacher the world has ever known; and they witnessed the miracles of Jesus’ life as well as His death and resurrection. It had been forty days since Jesus walked victoriously out of the tomb, and He was now returning to the loving arms of His Father. But first, […]

Newly Defined Love

Luke 14:26

In the message “A Vessel of Purity” we were told; “Do not love the world or anything in the world” (1 John 2:15); and in the message “Destroy the Ites” we saw our call to destroy, without compromise, those areas which take us away from the worship of God. While these messages are absolutely true, […]

Destroy The Ites

Deuteronomy 7:1-2

Moses had led the people of Israel through the desert for 40 years and was now preparing them to cross the Jordan River into the promised land of Canaan. As part of this preparation, Moses reminded the people how God had provided for all their past needs and reviewed the laws by which God expected […]

A Vessel of Purity

James 3:11-12

When Jesus was asked to identify the greatest commandment, He said it was to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30). God wants ALL of our love! He has no desire to share our love with […]

A Lifetime of Transformation

Philippians 3:10-12

In the message “The Rock of Obedience” we considered our call to hear His words AND to “put them into practice” (Matthew 7:24). In fact, we saw that obedience to His Word is an indicator of our eternal position in Christ; “We know that we have come to know Him if we obey His commands” […]

The Rock of Obedience

Matthew 7:24-27

In the message “Laboring In Vain” we saw we must remove ourselves from the construction process and allow God to build every area of our life. We still must put forth effort – sometimes GREAT effort – but we can no longer build according to our own plans or rely on our own abilities; “Unless […]

Laboring In Vain

Psalms 127:1

As we are “crucified with Christ” (Galatians 2:20) and live “united with Him in His resurrection” (Romans 6:5), we begin to view more and more of our life through the eyes of God. What we once saw as critically important begins to fade; and what we once neglected, we now begin to see as beloved […]