Seeking Peace

Is. 26:3; 32:17; Ps. 34:14; Rom. 12:18; Heb. 12:14-17; James 1:19-20 Peace takes work and effort. It doesn’t come naturally to any of us and it’s not easily found, not in our world and certainly not in any of us. That’s why God tells us in His word we have to seek it and pursue … [Read more…]

God’s Good Work

Galatians 1:6 says “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” God has begun a good work in each of His children who accept Him as their Lord. From the moment of salvation (and yes, even before) His … [Read more…]

Spiritual Workout

Anyone who has ever exercised understands that some days are harder than others. It takes discipline and sacrifice to maintain any workout regimen and to see the results or the fruits of our labors. And there are some workouts or routines we just dread for whatever the reason. It might be a particular body part … [Read more…]

Just Do It

Have you ever felt discouraged, downtrodden, perhaps even defeated in your quiet times? You’re trying to stay close to God and become stronger and dig deeper into the depths of His word but it just seems like the more you study and read the more confused or discouraged you become??? Know that you aren’t the … [Read more…]

A Good Shepherd

When you hear the term ‘shepherd’, what images pop into your mind? For me, I immediately think of someone who is on constant watch over helpless, weak animals. Someone who guards, guides, nurtures and protects these vulnerable animals from predators and all forms of danger. Pastors are shepherds; under-shepherds. They serve under the True Shepherd, … [Read more…]

Sound the Alarm

There have been times when you can plainly sense you are under spiritual attack. I’m not talking about difficult seasons or times, situations or circumstances. Oh I’m certainly not diminishing the reality of those difficulties; we all know those times are inevitable in the Christian life (John 16:33; 2 Tim. 3:12). But I am talking … [Read more…]

No temptation avoided

When you stop and consider earth has always been a place inhabited by selfish, prideful, arrogant beings, is there really any surprise as to all the warfare that has plagued our history? It’s inevitable. Scripture also warns us of another type of warfare that is just as inevitable: the spiritual battles and attacks that our … [Read more…]

Rankings

Rankings. They permeate the sports world. I hardly ever turn on Sportscenter without seeing some type of ranking: the top 10 quarterbacks; the top 10 plays of the day; the top teams in the standings. Everybody wants to be the best. We’re programmed from the time we’re toddlers all the way through adulthood to be … [Read more…]

What a Savior! What a God!

“In 1 Corinthians Paul tells us that the message of the cross of Jesus is foolishness to the lost; that is, those who have yet to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. But to those who have accepted this free gift, it is simply the power of God. Indeed when we look at the cross … [Read more…]