Tired and Frustrated

Matthew 11:28-30 28 “Come to Me, all [a]who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is [b]easy and My burden is light.” … Continue reading

Food Critics

O taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! Psalm 34:8 Do you remember the best meal you ever had? Just think about that day, what did you do? Where did you go? Who was there? What did it smell like? What about the colors? … Continue reading

Establishment

What happens when your good gifts serves as the anchor for your faith but God takes it away? We lose our assurance of faith because we lost focus of our all encompassing sacrifice for all in Jesus, as a relationship with our Heavenly Father is devalued and placed below a comfortable life filled with earthly blessings and recognition.

Comfort’s Double-edge Sword

“Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles . . .” 1 Peter 2:11 “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” Philippians 3:20 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed … Continue reading

Real Love

Matthew 5:46-48 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father … Continue reading

Sunday Morning Therapy

Something frightening happened to me this morning.  A heavy weight that has been pressing down on my heart finally got a name and a face. If you haven’t notice this heaviness when you are in church, maybe what the Holy Spirit has said in His word will turn on the lights.  But when you start … Continue reading

Southern Hospitality

We seek to gain something from others as we give an appearance of love, seeking to fulfill our interests. Human love always looks to its own interests first whether we admit it or not.

Perfections Place

Matthew 23 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. 4 They tie … Continue reading

Which One are You?

Matthew 9:10-13 English Standard Version (ESV) 10 And as Jesus[a] reclined at table in the house, behold, many (A)tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with Jesus and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, (B)“Why does your teacher eat with (C)tax collectors and sinners?” 12 But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well … Continue reading

This Little Light of Mine

Matthew 5:14-16 14 l“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 mNor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so nthat1 they may see your … Continue reading