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 guiding...

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...

The Reality of Disappointment

The caliber of our congregation is dependent upon the lives and attitudes of the membership. Of course, exemplary spiritual leadership is indispensable to a Spirit led congregation. However, in God’s view the impact we have for good is predicated upon the spiritual...

The Importance of Arriving At Biblical Truth

How may we be sure that our Christian principles and practices are biblically supported? I believe that most people who desire to establish and sustain a relationship to Christ desire the approbation of our Heavenly Father. However, it is sometimes fascinating and...

WHAT MAKES A ROPE/CONGREGATION STRONG?

What makes a rope strong? Pulling together, that’s the answer. Many tiny strands, each weak by itself, but united in a common effort, become strong enough to bind a heavy load. What makes a rope strong makes a congregation strong as well. When you take hold of a rope,...

You Are Needed – Every Member is Needed

Our Lord died for the Church (Acts 20:28). His resurrection, however, serves to communicate to the world that His Church will survive all political, economic and georgraphical changes. The very gates of Hades have not and will not hinder our Lord’s Church. THE CHURCH,...

Three “Takes” on The Lordship of 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)   2. One thing a carpenter learns quickly is how to drive nails. He hammers hundreds of nails a...