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

Dreamcatcher

Genesis 22 1-2,8,10-12,15-17 22 Now it came about after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering … Continue reading

Sweet Love

Deuteronomy 7:7-8 7 It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the LORD set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, 8 but it is because the LORD loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, … Continue reading

Discerning Idolatry in Desire

Discerning Idolatry in Desire 12 Ways to Recognize the Rise of Covetousness June 17, 2009 | by John Piper | Topic: The Power & Effects of Sin Most of us realize that enjoying anything other than God, from the best gift to the basest pleasure, can become idolatry. Paul says in Colossians 3:5, “Covetousness is idolatry.”“Covetousness” means desiring something other than God … Continue reading

Cart Before the Horse

Mark 8:16 And they began discussing with one another the fact that they had no bread. 17 And(T)Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? (U)Do you not yet perceive (V)or understand? (W)Are your hearts hardened? 18 (X)Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not … Continue reading

What do I Labor for?

John 6:14-15, 24-27 When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said, “This is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world!” Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself. So when the … Continue reading

Nine Ways the Gospel Transforms Marriage

By Jonathan Parnell | Aug 25, 2012 04:00 am Jesus Christ, the Son of God, suffered on the cross in our place and was raised triumphantly from the dead. He ascended to the Father’s right hand and is now enthroned, sending his Spirit who by the Word gathers for himself a new people from every … 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

Got Faith, Where Is It? Part II

I brought Job up because of what Satan implied about him. Satan’s meeting with God carried some slander and accusations about why Job loved God and worshipped him. If we are brave enough to actually explore them, we can find out how we get so redirected.

Ministry

Ministry is about displaying God’s grace and mercy by using the worthless to do the impossible which will last an eternity. No, it is not always sunshine and that one person that you are disciplining doesn’t always get it. But as ministers we set aside our comfort and bear all for the sake of others.