Have you ever climbed into your car all ready to get going only to get no response when you turned the key? The radio doesn’t turn on. The lights don’t turn on. Nothing happens at all. It’s as if your car is saying to you - “Sorry. I’ve got nothing for you this morning.” The … Continue reading When my battery is dead
There are generally three different responses people will have when they hear the gospel message. The best response, of course, is when they realize their need for a Savior and immediately repent and turn to Jesus for salvation. Another common but tragic response is when they down-right refuse the truth of the gospel and decide … Continue reading Don’t be like Felix!
You’ve got it all figured out! You don’t need Jesus! You have your five-year plan set and your goals laid out before you and nothing will stand in your way. You’ve set your path. You’ve decided your destiny. You’re strong and capable and you’re going to do whatever feels right for you. Watch out world! … Continue reading You are God’s chosen instrument
Are you an ordinary person with no special ministry training wondering how you can impact the world for the Kingdom of God? I am! And there's a verse in Acts that spoke to me very clearly about the fact that God will use even "unschooled, ordinary" people like me to get people's attention. When [the … Continue reading Let God handle your inadequacies
Many years ago, my church did a series on a book called The Prayer of Jabez. I don’t remember much about the book, but I remember the verse that it was based on. [Jabez] was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please … Continue reading Expand my territory!
If anyone tries to deny how incredible the grace of God is, just point them to the book of Judges. Over and over you see the Israelites turning away from God. Over and over you read, “Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord.” They just could not stay on track! They … Continue reading God won’t give up on you
If you’re like me and most people I know, you’ve likely spent at least some of your life living paycheck to paycheck. Your paycheck comes, hopefully you give your tithe, then you pay your bills, buy your groceries, and maybe squeeze in a date night with your spouse. It’s not payday again, yet, so you … Continue reading Always enough