03/19/2023 Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’ Isaiah 46:9-10… Continue reading Can America Be Great Again?
Does This Offend You?
03/14/2023 Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, “This is a hard saying; who can understand it?” When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this, He said to them, “Does this offend you? John 6:60-61 (NKJV) Do some of the sayings of Jesus offend you or make you uncomfortable?… Continue reading Does This Offend You?
02/10/2023 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This was the Lord’s doing, And it is marvelous in our eyes’? Matthew 21:42 (NKJV) Michelangelo's David in la Galleria dell'Accademia Standing in the Accademai Galleria Museum in Florence Italy is the… Continue reading His Masterpiece
Time for a Fresh Start.
01/03/2023 We cannot know the future but we can know the One who holds the future in His hands. Author Unknown On New Year's Eve the world collectively celebrates to ring-in the turning of the calendar to a fresh year. It is traditionally a festive night with parties, fireworks and lots of hugs and kisses.… Continue reading Time for a Fresh Start.
The Fellowship of the Mystery
11/24/2022 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory,............. 1 Corinthians 2:7 A great multitude of people gathered by the Sea of Galilee as Jesus conveyed the parable of the Sower. He tells them how the sower scatters the seed falling… Continue reading The Fellowship of the Mystery
The Taste of Death
10/31/2022 But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. Hebrews 2:9 (NIV) Several times in my life I have had what I consider to… Continue reading The Taste of Death
Courage to Speak Truth
10/07/22 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 On September 29, 2022, Dr. John MacArthur, Pastor of Grace Community… Continue reading Courage to Speak Truth
When Can I Go Meet With God?
9/25/22 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? Psalm 42:1-2 (NIV) Everyday life can be somewhat routine with not a lot of changes or variations happening along the way.… Continue reading When Can I Go Meet With God?
The Refiner’s Fire – Part 2
09/14/2022 Jesus' words to the Church of Philadelphia: Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Revelation 3:10 Photo by Adonyi Gu00e1bor on Pexels.com The Book of Revelation describes a… Continue reading The Refiner’s Fire – Part 2
The Refiner’s Fire – Part 1
08/29/2022 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silent; A fire shall devour before Him, And it shall be very tempestuous all around Him. Psalm 50:3 Courtesy of New York Gold and Silver Refiners As a young man while in college, I worked in a Jewelry store as the resident "gopher". My duties included… Continue reading The Refiner’s Fire – Part 1
Beauty for Ashes
08/12/2022 To give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. Isaiah 61:3 Creative Artwork by EmmyLucyCo used with permission Many years ago a friend gave… Continue reading Beauty for Ashes
For My Eyes Have Seen
07/29/2022 For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NIV) There lived in Jerusalem an obscure man known to be righteous and devout. He had seen much in life through his many years both good and bad. The wrinkles across his brow telling… Continue reading For My Eyes Have Seen
The Rapture in View
07/21/2022 I have been pondering quite a bit lately about the doctrine and event known as the Rapture of the Church of Jesus Christ. There has been much talk and speculation recently that we should be anticipating the Rapture any day as the prophetic signs converge and the world events seem to be aligning with… Continue reading The Rapture in View
The Ultimate Planned Deception and End Times Lies
07/4/2022 "As Christ has a Gospel, Satan has a gospel too; the latter being a clever counterfeit of the former. So closely does the gospel of Satan resemble that which it parades, multitudes of the unsaved are deceived by it." A.W.Pink Deception is a strategic tactic that has been used in warfare since Biblical times.… Continue reading The Ultimate Planned Deception and End Times Lies
Crooked Paths, The Decline of a Nation
06/23/2022 “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go." Abraham Lincoln Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have… Continue reading Crooked Paths, The Decline of a Nation
Power of God on Display
06/16/2022 And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God ... and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord. Abraham Lincoln For… Continue reading Power of God on Display
Forgiveness on Display
06/07/2022 "A man does his dyin' the way a man does his livin' ". Matt Dillion - "Gunsmoke" Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit. Psalm 32:1-2 One of the central themes… Continue reading Forgiveness on Display
5/30/2022 Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, And the Lord listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who meditate on His name. "They shall be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts, On the day that I make them… Continue reading Sacred Remembrances
A Last Call From Heaven
5/22/2022 Originally Posted / Updated 01/04/2023 "You have a choice: You can either fall into the hands of the living God, or you can fall into the arms of the loving Savior. You can continue to rebel and turn your back on the Lord's salvation, or you can accept the free gift He is holding… Continue reading A Last Call From Heaven
Young, Rich and Powerful
5/17/2022 Contentment: Everybody says they want it, but most people run right by it. Charles R. Swindoll As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus… Continue reading Young, Rich and Powerful
Words All Too Familiar
5/12/2022 "I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world" C.S. Lewis "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God… Continue reading Words All Too Familiar
Whose Clothes You Got On?
5/07/2022 There is nothing on earth that does not show either the wretchedness of man or the mercy of God; either the weakness of man without God , or the strength of man with God. Blaise Pascal “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or… Continue reading Whose Clothes You Got On?
Not Everyone Who Says…
5/03/2022 Repentance doesn't come from the lips in a prayer of forgiveness. It comes from the heart in an attitude of sorrow and humility. Determine now to be done with sin so that you may live for Christ. Amir Tsarfati "Revealing Revelation" “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of… Continue reading Not Everyone Who Says…
My Restless Heart
4/25/2022 “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him (Christ) who gives me strength. Philippians 4:12b-13 (NIV).” Most of us have heard of the idiom “The grass is always greener on… Continue reading My Restless Heart
Secrets of the Heart
4/20/2022 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is… Continue reading Secrets of the Heart
Because I Live, You also Will Live
4/17/2022 “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die” (John 11:25-26) The Cross leads us to repentance but the empty tomb guarantees us victory. Pastor Jeff Marshall If there was a day in human… Continue reading Because I Live, You also Will Live
What Can Separate Us?
4/15/2022 Pelee Isle, Canada For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39… Continue reading What Can Separate Us?
The Heart of the Matter
4/12/2022 Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure; Where your treasure is, there is your heart; Where your heart is, there is your happiness. St Augustine I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a… Continue reading The Heart of the Matter
If You Had Only Known
4/10/2022 There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, “Thy will be done” and those whom God says, “All right, then, have it your way.” C.S. Lewis - The Great Divorce When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully… Continue reading If You Had Only Known
Who Me, Worry?
4/7/2022 Photo courtesy of Dan Speicher Photography “When I set God at the center of my life, I realize vast freedoms and surprising spontaneities. When I center life in my own will, my freedom diminishes markedly, I live constricted and anxious.” Eugene Peterson “Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will… Continue reading Who Me, Worry?
Only Say the Word
4/6/2022 Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.” And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a… Continue reading Only Say the Word
As a Little Child
4/4/2022 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them. Mark 10:15-16 (NIV) Childhood is a wondrous time of life. Young children are naturally curious and accepting.… Continue reading As a Little Child
The Redeemed in Christ
4/3/2022 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach… Continue reading The Redeemed in Christ
04/01/2022 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship… Continue reading Heavenly Realms
Can God Forget?
3/31/2022 “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.” Isaiah 43:25 (NIV) Who would do such a thing; to make a choice to intentionally forget wrongs and offenses, remembering them no more? God does! God’s love is anchored in radical mercy and kindness. In Psalm… Continue reading Can God Forget?
An Everlasting Love
3/29/2022 The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Jeremiah 31:3 (NKJV) God’s love never abandons us. He is always calling us back to His affection. It is man who shakes off His love and pursues a kind of love that never totally satisfies. As Jesus entered… Continue reading An Everlasting Love
I Desire Mercy
3/28/2022 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But… Continue reading I Desire Mercy
The Law of Sin and Death
3/26/2022 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2 (NIV) An incredible and supernatural reset occurred at the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The power of sin… Continue reading The Law of Sin and Death
The Revelation Of Christ
3/24/2022 To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because… Continue reading The Revelation Of Christ
No Expiration – Eternal Life in Christ
3/21/2022 Jesus said to her,“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 (NIV) Buying any consumer product can be risky today. It seems most are designed to fail… Continue reading No Expiration – Eternal Life in Christ
Eternity in Our DNA
3/19/2022 He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11b (NIV) Our life and society have been shaped and molded by incredible advancements in science and technology. Small hand-held devices access a virtual “universal mind” to provide instant answers to our… Continue reading Eternity in Our DNA
A Sign of Remembrance
3/14/2022 This a hand-painted sign we have hanging on the gate to our garden. It comes from a verse in Psalm 96 expressing that all of nature will sing to the Lord praises when He comes to judge the world in righteousness and the people in faithfulness. “Let the fields be jubilant, and everything… Continue reading A Sign of Remembrance
Today This is Fulfilled
3/13/2022 Sometimes we can live in a fog that keeps us from clearly seeing what is true both about ourselves and the world we live in. Then there are moments, though brief, when the fog lifts and we can perfectly see the truth about our situation. Those are usually defining moments when we see our… Continue reading Today This is Fulfilled
Two Words That Will Change Your Life
3/9/2022 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. Matthew 9:9 (NIV) Two simple words spoken by Jesus to Matthew, the tax collector, changed his life because Matthew said yes. The words “Follow Me” although… Continue reading Two Words That Will Change Your Life
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