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Posts from 2014

The Joy Of Commitment

Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass. – Psalm 37:5 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. – Proverbs 16:3 Commitment is one of those words that many people would like to remove from their vocabulary. The reason is, most…

The Unspeakable Gift

Have you ever thought about how you would explain to someone the true “meaning of Christmas” in just a few words? If you haven’t or even if you have here’s a suggestion for you. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but…

The Christ Of Christmas

Christmas…some call it “the most wonderful time of the year.”  And indeed it is a special time, but too often we celebrate it in ways that cause us to lose sight of the true meaning of the day.  Already Christians have to battle the secular world’s pressure to diminish what Christmas is all about.  The public…

The Faith of Abraham

One of the greatest men in the Old Testament is the patriarch Abraham.  It’s hard to imagine, but today there are three different belief systems or religions that trace their roots back to Abraham of the Old Testament.  Those religions include: Judaism Christianity Islam The most noteworthy quality that Abraham possessed was his “faith.”  We…

Living Waters

Living Waters

Scripture often pictures salvation as a “well of water” springing up into everlasting life. In John 4 Jesus encountered a woman of Samaria and asked her for a drink of water. She responded with “you are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman.  How can you ask me for a drink?” Jesus response to…

The Search For God’s Wisdom

Wisdom is a wonderful thing, but it is not the wisdom of man that we need.  We need the wisdom of God and a demonstration of His power in our churches today.  Unfortunately the demonstration of God’s power and wisdom isn’t sought after or looked at as being that important.  I believe a major key in keeping…

Building Truth Into Your Life

Believe it or not, “truth” means something different to everyone.  But when it comes to the believer, “truth” is an essential value and can only be found in the Word of God.  Because when truth is lacking, both individuals and nations begin to crumble internally.  As a believer you must be a person who knows and speaks…

The Challenge We Must Accept

One thing is for certain as a believer, you are either moving forward, standing still, or falling behind. It is very easy to become complacent and comfortable which is the prelude to standing still.  And once you stand still, everyone passes you by and you will begin to fall behind. To achieve all that God gives you opportunity to do,…

Dare To Be A Daniel

The Bible is filled with accounts of godly men and women who stood with God in an uncompromising fashion. Daniel is one of these men.  God elevated Daniel to be “preeminent” among the children of Israel (Daniel 1:3-6). He also gained preeminence among the wise men of Babylon (Daniel 1:17-20) and as a result was…

The Nature Of Temptation (Part 4)

This is my final post on “The Nature Of Temptation.” Here is a quick review of the first three posts: Everyone it tempted Temptation itself is not a sin The tempter is the devil People are tempted when they are drawn away of their own lusts and enticed The three categories of temptation are: The…

The Nature Of Temptation (Part 3)

There is not a person living that doesn’t face temptation.  It is comforting though to know that “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. and God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.  But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way…

The Nature Of Temptation (Part 2)

In my first post I established from scripture that temptation is common to all men and that the nature of temptations is ultimately to deceive you and cause you to do wrong.  We’ve also established that temptation is built on fantasy or imagination and there is an attraction to it, or else we wouldn’t be…

The Nature of Temptation (Part 1)

Everyone faces temptation.  Even Jesus was led into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil (Matthew 4:1) and Scripture tells us that He was tempted in all ways like we are yet He was without sin (Hebrews 4:15).  In this post I want to share with you the nature of temptation and cover some…

Hearing, Seeing, and Believing

If there is one thing that is certain it is this; neither God nor His Word has changed!  The Gospel was, is, and always will be a powerful truth that is meant to be heard, seen, and believed.  Whenever the Gospel is preached it should produce a visible manifestation of the power of the Holy…

Changes We Must Make (Part 2)

Spiritual change is a process that starts on the inside and not the outside.  (Tweet this) Too often people get this just the opposite.  They attempt to change the outside or external parts of their lives only to be frustrated because it doesn’t last.  Lasting change will only occur if the change begins on the…