Could you imagine being one of the disciples that actually hung out with Jesus while he was on earth? Talk about being mentored. And not only was he their teacher, he was their very close friend. He loved them, and they loved him. He was their King. Their Savior. They depended on him. They needed … Continue reading The Holy Spirit – Our Power Source
So many things about the story in Ferguson are tragic. When scenes like what we are seeing happen here play out, God's heart breaks and the devil smirks with satisfaction. First of all, it's very sad that this young man had come to the place in his life where harassing a store owner and … Continue reading Love your neighbor
“Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts of the Apostles 2:38 NLT) Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your … Continue reading Step One – Repent
During Jesus' teaching ministry, he told a parable that illustrated the finality of choosing our own way rather than acknowledging the fact that only God's redemption plan has a happy ending. (Luke 16:19-31). I wrote my own little story based on his words. ************************************************* Once upon a time there was a rich, successful man that … Continue reading What are you waiting for?
Let me start by saying that I am not a theologian. I am not an expert on Biblical doctrine. But I believe that through the power of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God can answer our questions if we read it in context and don't try to make it say just what we want … Continue reading Why Baptism
I have written thirty sayings for you, filled with advice and knowledge. (Proverbs 22:20 NLT) ...Let those with understanding receive guidance by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables, the words of the wise and their riddles. (Proverbs 1:5-6 NLT) Proverbs is full of verses that layout the way we should be living life … Continue reading Lessons from Proverbs – Trust in The Lord