Why is it important than we learn how to walk humbly with God? First of all, it pleases the Lord. But, secondly, it can protect us. It delivers us from the disasters that come into our lives through pride. Listen to what Micah 2:3 says: "Therefore thus says the Lord: Behold, against this family I … Continue reading Walking Humbly with God
Recently I led a group of men through a study of Psalm 71 on "What do you hope for and what do you live for?" The Psalmist prays: "So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those … Continue reading Do Not Forsake Me Until I…
Lord God, You have made me a pastor and teacher in Your Church. You see how unfit I am to administer rightly this great and responsible office; and had I been without Your aid and counsel, I would surely have ruined it all long ago. Therefore, I invoke Your Spirit to empower me. How gladly … Continue reading A Prayer for Ordination & Installation of Pastors
Have you ever felt powerless to change? A besetting sin or a bad habit? How do we change? The Apostle Peter reminds us that we are powerless to change but our mighty God acts to accomplish something only he can. It is the ultimate change. for it not only has ramifications for this life but … Continue reading How Do We Change?
All of us struggle at times with spiritual amnesia. We forget who we really are. We are the children of God. “ But to all who did receive him (Jesus), who believed in His name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12). The Apostle Paul reminds us that, as children of … Continue reading Living in Light of Our True Identity
Many are asking in these days: What is the purpose of prayer? It doesn't appear that prayer really works because I ask God to stop this senseless war in Ukraine and save the lives of those who are most vulnerable, and it doesn't seem to affect the situation at all. Others of you are praying … Continue reading What is the fundamental purpose of prayer?
Can you know for certain what happens after death? God's Word speaks very clearly on this profound question.
Right in the middle of Jesus’ bread of life discourse in John 6, He answers a couple of profound questions that people have had through the years. First of all, is Jesus Christ the only way to God? We call this the exclusive claim of Jesus. Jesus reminds us in this verse that only … Continue reading Profound Questions…Direct Answers
The sinless Son of God was conceived in the womb of a virgin and born to rescue hell bound sinners. It sounds like the stuff of fairy tales. The angel of the Lord, Gabriel, explains how the incarnation of Jesus Christ can happen: “nothing will be impossible with God.” The Lord has had to remind … Continue reading Trusting God for the Impossible
The chief purpose of the true Word of God is to lead us to take refuge in the living Word. He is the rock of refuge who shields us from the curse, the weight, the guilt, the shame and the consequence of sin.