The Devil is Just Not that Into You

and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” And He said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting, – Acts 9:4-5 If there was a person whom you wanted to make suffer unbearably what would you … 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

The Treasure of Seasons

  Matthew 6:19-24 19 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where the moth and rust destroy and where the thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your … Continue reading

So It Begins Here

Romans 8:31-32 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? When we first come in contact with the … Continue reading

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

Battle of Agendas II

  Ezekiel 36:22-32 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to which you came. And I will vindicate the … Continue reading

What do you see? 2 Corinthians 12:7

2 corinthians 12 : 7 So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. When we read the passage written by the Apostle Paul what comes to mind? … Continue reading

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.

Urban Renewal

Psalm 119:104 Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.  105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules. 107 I am severely afflicted; give me life, O  Lord , according … Continue reading

Servants Have No Rights

We live in a day when everyone insists on his or her personal rights. The courts of law are full of people who feel their “rights” have been infringed upon grievously. It is the theme in every lawyer’s office. “You have your rights,” the highway billboard shouts to passing passengers. While pastoring in the U. … Continue reading