The Critical Eye

The Critical Eye And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.  And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall intoContinue reading “The Critical Eye”

3 Church Priorities in a New Year

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:19-20 Time goes by soContinue reading “3 Church Priorities in a New Year”

Letting God Grow You

“Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory forContinue reading “Letting God Grow You”

The Last Lamb

The Last Lamb And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.  Luke 2:8-9 When it came time for theContinue reading “The Last Lamb”

This Never Takes a Day Off

But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.  2 Timothy 3:13 Do you look forward to a vacation?  Christmas break? Spring break?  How about the end a work week?  Sure.  We look forward to moments of rest and relaxation.  Jesus even told His disciples to “Come apart and restContinue reading “This Never Takes a Day Off”

4 “Plans” for Avoiding Sin

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Romans 6:23 Everyone is tempted to sin.  When our lust begins to control and consume us something is born called sin.  James chapter 1 speaks much to this process of temptation becoming sin.  While temptationContinue reading “4 “Plans” for Avoiding Sin”

I Can’t Wait

I Can’t Wait! And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.  Psalm 39:7 You have said it.  You have thought it.  Any young person you have near you has also said it – “I Can’t Wait!”  We can get excited over many things in life.  Looking forward with expectations of goodContinue reading “I Can’t Wait”

No Safe Alcohol

No Safe Alcohol An August 24 report concluded after extensive study “there’s no safe level of alcohol consumption.”  Millions of cases from 200 countries indicated that 1 in 10 deaths are actually -alcohol related.  “Any protective health effects of alcohol were offset by the drink’s risks:” including cancer, car wrecks and more.  “The widely heldContinue reading “No Safe Alcohol”

A Demonic Inspiration?

A Demonic Inspiration? One 12 year old Michigan girl set herself on fire attempting the “Fire Challenge” she saw on Youtube.  She burned over half her body and will need 3 more surgeries.  She poured rubbing alcohol on herself and lit a match.  This “challenge” phenomenon on social media is a dangerous trend that appealsContinue reading “A Demonic Inspiration?”

A Revival Prayer

A Revival Prayer O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.   Habakkuk 3:2 With our annual Revival Meeting nearing, it is good to pause and to pray for the LordContinue reading “A Revival Prayer”