The Focus is Jesus

If Christ as Lord is the center of our lives, the circumference will take care of itself. “Fixing our eyes on Jesus the Author and Perfecter of faith…” (Hebrews 12:2) One thing a carpenter learns quickly is how to drive nails. He hammers hundreds of nails a day, and...

Appealing To The Unchurched

Can today’s church in its Lord’s Day Assembly actually reach people with Jesus’ message? In order to appeal to people should we change our emphasis on Christian principles and Bible salvation? The issue is not what should we change to reach those who have little or no...

Having A Personal Thirst For God

Chapter 55 of Isaiah is like the Gospel of John in its passionate appeal to people to open their eyes to the gifts that God is offering so freely and to grasp them in faith and repentance while there is time. We are not encouraged to seek the “Gifts” apart from God...

God’s Provision For The Storms of Life

Isaiah 43:1-3 Storms in our lives can make us feel off course and unsure of our direction. The disciples knew they were on the Sea of Galilee, headed for Gennesaret, but in the battering gale, they   couldn’t gauge their direction or distance from shore. The...

Claiming God’s Ownership

J esus stated that to be His disciples requires the giving up “all rights to ourselves” and taking up the cross to follow Him (Matthew 16:24)  The Lord’s command gives one measurement of discipleship. The measurement is not how much we KNOW or how many people we can...