When the Heat’s On

When the Heat’s On When the Israelites had been taken into the captivity of Babylon, there were three young men, friends of Daniel, who refused to worship the golden idol as King Nebuchadnezzar had demanded. The consequence of their failure to comply was that they’d be thrown into the fiery furnace, meant to die in their disobedience to the king. As seen…

What The Season Permits

What The Season Permits Genesis 8:22 “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease.” Waiting is not a popular thing. I was always so impatient, I never wanted to wait for anything. I remember one year when I was a kid I decided to snoop for Christmas presents. When I…

He Makes All Things New (If You Let Him)

He Makes All Things New (If You Let Him) Revelation 21:5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” Our first house together was an extreme fixer upper. By the time we had finally sold it, there was not one place that had…

Doubt and Go Without

Doubt and Go Without Have you ever had one of your kids call you a liar? Ok, maybe they didn’t come out and say the words themselves, but they let you know they thought you were a liar because they didn’t believe what you were saying. I know with my three children I’ve dealt with this quite a few times over the…

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Signed, Sealed, Delivered God has always been covenant minded. God is filled with integrity and His character is such that He always fulfills what He said He would. Sometimes it’s hard for us as humans to understand the full implication of this, because covenant isn’t the same in our eyes as it is to God. But, if we’re fully going to understand…

Chew Before You Swallow

Chew Before You Swallow 1 Corinthians 3:2 (NKJV) I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able Have you ever given a newborn baby a steak? It sounds crazy doesn’t it? You would not give a baby a steak because they would choke…

Faith By The Word

Faith By The Word As pastors, our job, according to scripture, is to equip the saints, that is the body of Christ, for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:12). We are called to study the Word of God, to pray and to seek His direction for the local church and for the lives of the people He has put in our…

Top Of The Page

Top Of The Page Ephesians 1:17 (NKJV) that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him I’ve been loving my new Bible. If you didn’t know, recently I made the transition from solely using electronic Bibles to mostly using an actual old school book.…

Use It Or Lose It

Use It Or Lose It Proverbs 4:7 (NKJV) Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Wisdom, the Bible says, is the most important thing. People chase money, fame, pleasure, and even other people, but it is all the deception of the devil. Not because any of these things in and of themselves is bad,…