The Master’s masterpiece of a plan

We have problems with translations of the bible solely because it doesn’t say what we want in accordance to our planning of how we have set out to live our lives. We think God is so confusing but actual we will not let God speak for himself.

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Saving Private Ryan

Luke 9:24-25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.  For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? In the movie Saving Private Ryan a unit of soldiers are sent to rescue a … 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

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

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

Authentic Lifestyle

1 Peter 1:3-7 Born Again to a Living Hope 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, … Continue reading

American Christianity

2 Timothy 4:1-5 1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For … Continue reading

The King and His Horses

Image by kenjonbro via Flickr There was once a righteous King, who in all he did was good and his judgments were just. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon as the King set out on a hunting expedition. He was accompanied by the royal court guard as they crossed into a green valley lush with … Continue reading

Do you have a Sense of God’s Presence?

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith . . .” (Ephesians 3:17). A good friend asked me, “Do you fell you are adequately experiencing the presence and power of the Holy Spirit?” That is a probing question every Christian should pause and consider. I firmly believe that every born again believer is indwelt … Continue reading