As I was washing the breakfast dishes this morning and placing a lot on emphasis on a dirty soup cup (it had stuff caked to the outside of it) suddenly the Lord whispered to me about washing the outside of the cup. I’m sure you remember Jesus’s words on this: Matthew 23:25 “Woe to you, … Continue reading Putting on airs
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. When I saw this, this morning it struck me hard - really … Continue reading I will also Forget thy Children
I keep hearing complaints that people can't be saved by saying a prayer; by inviting God to come and live inside them and guide them... So, what is the deal with this? Either we believe what scripture says to us or we make up our own rules as we go along. Many organizations reach out … Continue reading Salvation – Sanctification – Justification – Repentance?
A real man expects the greater reward The last element of becoming a man, is the expectation that living a life of honor and integrity will pay off! And, it will! Although we may not see the rewards here on earth, they will be big and they will be more than we can imagine. But, … Continue reading To Become a Man – Part 5
Continuing this series: A real man leads courageously Going back to the analogy of knighthood, a real man leads even when no one is following or watching. You see, if we have read the Book (Bible), we know God's ways and we know what is pleasing to Him and what is … Continue reading To Become a Man – Part 4
So far, we looked at rejecting passivity and now lets turn to an examination of accepting responsibility. There are many areas where we need to be responsible but one area that is common to all men is to guard our hearts. We must learn to take responsibility for all of our actions, activities and beliefs. … Continue reading To Become a Man – Part 3
Just what does it mean to be a man? Even the Bible asks what is man: Job 7:17-18 What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him? And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment? Job 15:14 What is man, that he should … Continue reading What is a Man?
I heard something from a teacher with the Search for Jesus team at the Billy Graham Evangelical Association the other day that really stuck with me: "If we don’t know where we are going, every intersection requires a decision." Think about that for a moment. It makes so much sense - just plain old good … Continue reading Which Way is the Right Way?
"As men of God we are not here to save ourselves, but to give our lives on behalf of those God has placed in our care." ~ Mark Hamby, Lamplighter Ministries As we often do, when people of God get together, we discuss the ministry of sharing the Gospel with others. It never ceases to amaze … Continue reading High Calling – the Wonder of it All
On the way to our weekly prayer meeting, yesterday at 6 am, I was praising God for His goodness, His mercy and His loving kindness. I praised Him for the opportunity to worship Him with like minded people who loved Him as I do, and He said: "Where My favor flows freely." It really struck … Continue reading Where Favor Flows Freely