GOD HAS SET ETERNITY IN OUR HEARTS ECCLESIASTES 3:11

Dear Friends, I recently began teaching a series on heaven at our Friday Morning Men’s Fellowship at Chili’s. I was inspired by my friend and associate Barry Morrow’s new book, Heaven Observed as well as John Eldredge’s book, The Journey … Continue reading

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 sign to be spoken against, so that the thoughts of … Continue reading

“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 and is able to raise you from the dead? (John … Continue reading

“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 cities…these are the things that produce pain in the heart … Continue reading

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 writing down a Scripture to meditate on to encourage us, … Continue reading

“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 of fruit in and through our relationship with Him through … Continue reading

“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 other Christians rather then the life Christ calls us to … Continue reading

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 every ethnic group. It is highly contagious and highly insidious, … Continue reading

“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 said anything about safe? ‘Course He isn’t safe. But He … Continue reading

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. Because, we like them, can have wrong expectations of Jesus … Continue reading

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 regarding our “hopes.” “If only for this life we have … Continue reading

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 the above Scripture verses and from the words of Jesus … Continue reading

HE WHO WAS, AND IS, AND IS TO COME

Dear Friends, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. We hope and pray the peace of Christ will be with you this Christmas and throughout the new year. We had an eventful 2000 with many blessings mixed … Continue reading

JUDGMENT BEGINS WITH THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD 1 PETER 4:17

Dear Friends, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens. The words, ‘once more’ indicate the removing of what can be shaken – that is, created things – so that what cannot be shaken (the … Continue reading

“LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY OF GOD AND SPEED ITS COMING.” 2 Peter 3:12

Dear Friends, “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 3:20) As they say, “when you’re up to your waist in alligators, it’s hard to remember that your … Continue reading

MY “RESPONSIBILITY” VERSUS MY “BLESSINGS” A NEEDED PARADIGM SHIFT FOR THE FINAL JUDGMENT OF GOD

Dear Friends, “When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, the hearts of the people are filled with schemes to do wrong.” (Ecclesiastes 8:11) “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, … Continue reading