Monthly Teaching Letter Archives

“My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.”

Dear Friends,   Part of Kristen’s and my annual Christmas tradition is to watch The Nativity Story with Keisha Castle-Hughes as Mary and Oscar Isaac as Joseph which was released in 2006. We highly recommend it to you. If you … Continue reading

The Just Shall Live by Faith-Clinging to God and His Word When His Ways are Mysterious

Dear Friends,   In the short but poignant message from the prophet Habakkuk (his name means, to embrace or cling to) we learn a powerful message on how we who have been saved and justified (the just/those declared righteous by … Continue reading

Nothing is More Relevant than the Eternal – The Ultimate Deliverance from the Ultimate Calamity

Dear Friends,                                                               With the recent devastation and loss of lives in Texas, Florida and the Islands from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as the forest fires out west and earthquakes in Mexico, many people are asking, what is … Continue reading

Why God? Insights and Lessons from the Life of Job

Dear Friends, It has been over 30 years now since I heard the testimony from a man who lost his wife and two of his children in an automobile accident when vacationing overseas. Sometime after the tragedy he had it … Continue reading

God’s Purposes in Trials and the Blessing of Responding in Faith and Obedience – James 1:2-5; 12

Dear Friends, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, … Continue reading

“Looking for love in all the wrong places”? No! Man is looking for autonomy and control in all the wrong ways. Genesis 3:1-6

Dear Friends, “Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” … Continue reading

Sacrifice and Glory

Dear Friends, Sacrifice and Glory. “Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name.” (John 12:27-28 28 ) “Yes, they … Continue reading

“Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth.” Psalm 73:25

Dear Friends, As we grow closer to the Lord we grow in a greater awareness of our need for His grace and power to enable us to please Him and glorify Him even as Jesus the Perfect Man always did. … Continue reading

You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve

Dear Friends, “Suddenly Faramir stirred, and he opened his eyes, and he looked on Aragorn (a picture of Jesus Christ as King of kings) who bent over him; and a light of knowledge and love was kindled in his eyes, … Continue reading

The Protecting and Purifying Love of God for His Beloved

Dear Friends, “For you shall not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” (Exodus 34:14) Last month we looked at God’s passionate desire and relentless pursuit of us. When we’re lost He … Continue reading

God’s Passionate Desire and Relentless Pursuit of Man

Dear Friends,    “My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.” (Psalm 45:1) Two of my favorite Christian books are The Pursuit of God by A. … Continue reading