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?

His Masterpiece

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

Signs of Christmas Future

12/22/2022 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. Isaiah 9:6-7a (NIV) One of the… Continue reading Signs of Christmas Future

Signs of Christmas Past: The Overshadowing

12/09/2022 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 Photo by Jens Johnsson on Signs are an integral part of our daily life. They surround us everywhere we go; on the highways, in buildings, on buses,… Continue reading Signs of Christmas Past: The Overshadowing

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 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 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

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

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…

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

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?

Heavenly Realms

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