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If we really took the directions from scriptures…

If we really took the directions from scriptures as commands and good counsel, we would likely be more committed to self-improvement. Not so much with physical conditioning and weight loss, but more about concern for the spiritual health of ourselves…

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She didn’t want to talk about husbands…

She didn’t want to talk about husbands. Having 5 husbands was bad enough and now living in a “shack up” situation wasn’t an image builder either. But . . . Jesus masterfully exposed the truth as He unveils one woman’s…

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Doubting Thomas

Doubting Thomas. That’s what we call him. But let’s not be too hard on Thomas. We’re often more like him than we’d care to admit. We may have no doubt that Jesus is God, the very Son of God and…

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Because You Say So, I Will…

“Because you say so, I will . . . . .” Isn’t that the response we would love to hear from our children? Whether it makes sense to them at the time. Whether it goes against their first impulse. Whether…

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When you say you “follow” Jesus…

When you say you “follow” Jesus, are you hanging onto his coattails or straining to see his tail lights? It’s really easy, isn’t it, to say “I am a Christian!” Do you know why? It’s because each of us has a different definition…

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Living a life of faith and following close….

Living a life of faith and following close to Jesus may not be unpredictable, but it can get pretty close. Priest and novelist Andrew Greeley said “If one wishes to eliminate confusion, uncertainty, tension, confusion and disorder from one’s life,…

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Does your idea of God resemble God?

Does your idea of God resemble God? Whether you’ve ever considered this to be serious business, I want to encourage you to believe it is. Very important indeed. A.W. Tozer, noted Pastor, preacher and author, was a man who drank…

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You are engaged in a tug-of-war!

Do you feel it? We can liken the tension we have between our sinful nature (flesh) and the Spirit to a “tug-of-war”. The Message has an interesting way of translating the impact the gospel is intended to have on our…

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Is it possible to really see God?

Is it possible to really see God? No, if you want to stay alive. And yes, if you look where he chooses to reveal himself. Confused? Ever since Moses (Exodus 33) and possibly before, people have wanted to “see” God.…

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