Tag: God

An important reminder…

It’s the Gospel plus nothing equals salvation & sanctification. There is nothing you can do to earn a relationship with God. There is nothing you can do to earn more love from God. God already proved He loves you unconditionally. In Christ, He sees…

Planning, God’s Sovereignty and Cheese

In my first years of vocational ministry I was introduced to something incredible: 5x Sharp Cheese. Bill Anderson’s Farm Market carried it. My first taste was an all american made, fresh-baked apple pie. And with it? 5x sharp cheese. Mana from heaven must have…

Manic Monday: Good people need the Gospel too

God puts everyone on a level playing field. Even if life is good and everything is in order, there is still need of the Cross. The Sunday sermon is something we should ponder throughout the week. This Sunday’s sermon grabbed my attention. We often…

The elephant in the room: People die

Discussions revolving around Pastor Rob Bell’s book “Love Wins” are interesting to follow. (If you’re looking for a critique of the book or its critics, sorry, not what this post is about.) Watching conversations both for and against the book, I’m noticing a trend….

God is big, man is small

1 The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty ; The LORD has clothed and girded Himself with strength ; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved. 2 Your throne is established from of old ; You are from everlasting….

The Gospel first, The Gospel central

What if everything was fine Imagine no issues between couples, the husbands loving wives and wives honoring their husbands. No children being disobedient, growing in wisdom, stature and favor with men. In laws knew their place and no outlaws in disgrace. Imagine every gun…

Why not Wednesday? The Prayer Meeting

The mid-week prayer meeting started early in the life of the church. While Sunday was often a day of worship with focus on God’s Word, the church reserved the mid-week meeting for prayer. For many, in time, the prayer meeting became a tradition and…

Manic Monday: More thoughts on coffee

Coffee amazes me. In dealing with some health issues last week it often came up the benefits of drinking what I affectionately call liquid love. Caffeine or not coffee is good stuff! No doubt the best time to drink coffee is on Monday or…

Dream: Living the dream

Faith discovers great dreams. Living the dream is not about amusement, fantasy or having all the answers. Dreams require pursuit to be lived. Living the dream is living by faith. It is the bedrock for both the great and small. “Now faith is being…

Dream: You say that I’m a dreamer…

Dreamers pursue God. They are not inward focused, self-serving, trite or vengeful. Dreamers pursue reflecting who God is. “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”…