Archive for December 2001

BORN TO BE CRUCIFIED THE FULL MEANING OF CHRISTMAS

Dear Friends, “Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, His mother: ‘This Child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a

“WHY DO YOU CALL ME ‘LORD, LORD’ AND DO NOT DO WHAT I SAY?” LUKE 6:46

Dear Friends, Have you given your life to Jesus Christ – the One who rose from the dead, defeated death, broke the power of sin, destroys the work of Satan

“WHEN YOU HEAR OF WARS…DO NOT BE FRIGHTENED” LUKE 21:9

Dear Friends, “There is one thing worse than war, and that is sin… sinful, dastardly lives being lived day by day, year in and year out, in our towns and

JESUS, THE ROCK OF ALL AGES

Dear Friends, I was away for a day of prayer when Kristen called with the news of the terrorist attack on our country. At the time she called I was

“MINISTRY IS THE FRUIT OF OUR RELATIONSHIPS.”

Dear Friends, Ministry, giving and receiving God’s love, is the fruit of our relationships. Bruce Wilkinson’s latest book, Secrets of the Vine, tells us how the Lord desires increasing quantities

“ZEAL FOR YOUR HOUSE WILL CONSUME ME.” JOHN 2:17

Dear Friends, The danger of catching or being a carrier of the disease of spiritual sloth (June newsletter) can occur when we wrongly look at the standards or lifestyle of

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HUNGER AND THIRST FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS

Dear Friends, There is a disease in America that has reached epidemic proportion, affecting millions of people in all spheres of society – young and old, rich and poor, in

“LIVING IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD” ACTS 9:31

Dear Friends, “Is He safe?” Lucy asked Mrs. Beaver (referring to Aslan the Lion, the Christ figure in the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis). “Safe?” said Mr. Beaver. “Who

THE CROSS COMES BEFORE THE CROWN “BUT WE HAD HOPED” (SEE LUKE 24)

Dear Friends, Like the downcast disciples on the road to Emmaus, many Christians have lost their hope in Jesus Christ even though He is risen and walks with us today.

WHAT ARE YOU HOPING FOR?

Dear Friends, Before you read any further, stop for a minute and think about what your highest hopes and desires are. Now read what the Holy Spirit spoke through Paul

THE BLESSING OF BROKENNESS POWER IN WEAKNESS GENESIS 32:9-31

Dear Friends, The words “blessing” and “brokenness” don’t seem to go together and, in fact, seem to contradict each other. But as we see in the story of Jacob in