ARE YOU THIRSTY FOR GOD? COME AND DRINK LIVING WATER

Dear Friends, My friend Rick gave me a video for Christmas filmed in Israel at En Gedi where fresh, clean, cool, spring-water flows into a pool from a spring north of the area. This is the area where David fled … Continue reading

JOY TO THE WORLD THE LORD IS COME RECEIVE HIM AS KING

Dear Friends, Christmas can be the saddest day of the year for many people. This is not a “bah-humbug” letter about Christmas or the commercialization of Christmas in America. I want to share what I feel is the true message … Continue reading

SCRIPTURE – THE KINDLING FOR THE CHRISTIAN HEDONIST

Dear Friends, Last month I mentioned John Piper’s book, Desiring God. Piper calls himself a “Christian hedonist” using a purposely radical term to describe a Christian who seeks pleasure (hedonism) and finds pleasure in God, not from God’s gifts to … Continue reading

“AND WE REJOICE IN THE HOPE OF THE GLORY OF GOD” ROMANS 5:2

Dear Friends, “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen." (Romans 11:36) “Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” … Continue reading

LET’S ROLL!

Dear Friends, As we reflect on the attack of our country on September 11, 2001 we give thanks for the men and women who at the risk of their own lives took action to save the lives of others. Todd … Continue reading

LIVING EACH DAY IN LIGHT OF THAT DAY THE CHARACTER OF HEAVEN

Dear Friends, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth (today, in my life) as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10) As I conclude this series on Heaven, Our True Home, I want to tie together some Scriptural perspectives … Continue reading

WHY THERE HAS TO BE A PLACE OF ETERNAL PUNISHMENT THE REALITY OF HELL

Dear Friends, Many unbelievers and, more recently some believers, including some theologians, deny the existence of hell. Yet if you take the words of Scripture seriously, hell is no illusion but a reality. As I continue the series on heaven … Continue reading

THE “CERTAINTY” OF HEAVEN – PART II “FAITH IS A PASSIONATE EMBRACE OF AN OBJECTIVE UNCERTAINTY” –SOREN KIERKEGAARD

Dear Friends, This month we’ll look at the remaining four signposts of truth as I continue the series on heaven which I began in January.* Signpost # 5 – The Existence of Miracles. The Judeo-Christian faith is grounded on the … Continue reading

THE “CERTAINTY” OF HEAVEN “FAITH IS A PASSIONATE EMBRACE OF AN OBJECTIVE UNCERTAINTY” –SOREN KIERKEGAARD

Dear Friends, My friend and associate at Reflections, Dr. Ken Boa, has written an excellent book on apologetics (the defense of the faith) entitled Faith Has Its Reasons. Those four words summarize the point I want to make in this … Continue reading

GOD IS SEEKING WORSHIPERS WHO WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH (SEE JOHN 4:1-42)

Dear Friends, I’m interrupting my series on heaven to share a message on worship that the Lord has been speaking to my heart. One thought that comes to mind regarding worship is singing praise songs to the Lord which is … Continue reading

PAIN AND SUFFERING – REFOCUSING OUR MISPLACED HOPES FROM THIS WORLD ONTO HEAVEN

Dear Friends, “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts to us in our pains. It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” – C. S. Lewis. As … Continue reading

IS THIS ALL THERE IS? MORE ABOUT HEAVEN – OUR TRUE HOME

Dear Friends, Author and professor Peter Kreeft says that the book of Ecclesiastes is lesson # 1 for life and the rest of the Bible is lesson #2. If people don’t heed the message in lesson one, which is that … Continue reading

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