Sanctity of Life

The Sanctity of Life “I call upon the citizens of this blessed land to gather on that day in homes and places of worship to give thanks for the gift of life, and to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of every human being and the sanctity of each human life.” – excerpt from the […]

Ephesians Study: Our Cornerstone

[Ephesians 2:11-23] Psalm 118:22 – stone rejected by the builders has become the head of the corner Verse 12 —   At one time we were                               Through Christ we are Separated                                                                 Brought Near Without hope                                                          With Peace Fellow citizens with the saints – Members of the household of God Built on Foundation of Apostles […]

Colossians Study: The Gospel Truth

[Colossians 1:1-8] The Gospel is… Good News of God (v. 5) The Word of Truth (v. 6) The Message of God’s Grace (v. 6) Centered in a person – Jesus (v. 4) Universal – It is for the whole world (v. 6) Humanly transmitted (v. 7) Productive – Multiplies (v. 6) People believed. People were […]

Reserved Hope

Reservations are great. It is awesome when you can make a reservation to be sure you have a spot. I remember reserving particular classes. I enjoy reserving a hotel room so I know when I’m traveling that I have the comfort of a nice room waiting for me. My son loves to reserve new video […]

Something Outta Nothing

[Elisha and the Widow’s Oil – 2 Kings 4:1-7] Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves.” And Elisha said […]

How the Mighty Have Fallen

In 2 Samuel 1 we read about the death of Saul and Jonathan at the hands of the Philistines. David is told this news and he lamented. He writes this long lamentation that says “how the mighty have fallen” three times (vs. 19-27). It is such a beautiful collection of words as a tribute for […]

Ready to Serve

God has placed a special calling on each of our lives. Peter spoke of the need to always be prepared to share the Message (1 Peter 3); however, we also need to be ready to serve in other ways. There are times when your life may seem like it is on course and suddenly something […]

A New Grip

When you are trying to grip something for a long period of time, you start to lose your grip and need to take a new grip. With my problematic hands, I often need to re-grip items. In Hebrews, the author writes to “take a new grip with your tired hands.” The word “tired” actually can […]

Privilege and Authority

Privilege and authority are two words most people would like to have associated with their names. We often work diligently to gain the privilege of certain opportunities. We work just as hard to gain authority. We might not like the responsibility that comes with authority, but being in the position has its perks. When we […]

Shipwrecked

We all get shipwrecked in life. It is how we handle our circumstances in life that shows our true character. When Jonah was on a ship, he was running from what God called him to do at Nineveh. While the boat was in trouble, he was sleeping while everyone else worried. He was sleeping until […]