If the Lord is God, follow Him

Deciding to follow Jesus is an “all in” commitment.  It is not Jesus plus something else.  Not a little bit of Jesus here and a little bit of another “god” there. Jesus is not just one of many ingredients we combine to try to come up with our own recipe for happiness and fulfillment.  He … Continue reading If the Lord is God, follow Him

God has done it; now I must live it!

I am sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy. (1 Corinthians 1:2) That is an incredible blessing and a wonderful responsibility at the same time. That is a “God has done it, now you live it” statement! To be sanctified means to be made holy and set apart for the Lord. Only God … Continue reading God has done it; now I must live it!

Don’t be like Felix!

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 are God’s chosen instrument

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

Let God handle your inadequacies

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

God won’t give up on you

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

You get what you put in!

"The amount you give will determine the amount you get back." - Luke 6:38 The context of this verse is referring to how we treat other people.  Jesus was teaching his disciples that what they received in life would be directly impacted by what they gave.  We should not expect to receive blessings if we … Continue reading You get what you put in!