Professor Dumbledore said, “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” Words used powerfully and beautifully made J.K. Rowling a best selling author. But God's words are infinitely more important. Remember what the Bible says about God's word. In the beginning was the Word--John … Continue reading The Ministry of the Word
Grace is “God’s unmerited favor”. However, this Bible word is used to describe two things. The word “grace” is used to describe God’s unmerited favor in the salvation of the lost, and Paul used to describe the ministry of God’s saved people. Grace “is effectively displayed in particular divine activities—supremely in the redemptive death of … Continue reading Grace and Christian Ministry
"Casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you" (1 Peter 5:7). What an opportunity! Most likely, you know what it is like to suffer from anxiety. We have all worried about circumstances out of our control and circumstances we created ourselves. We may be one of those who struggle with an anxiety … Continue reading My Anxiety
Ambition for worldly prizes is attractive but vain. Jesus said, “do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust corrupt and thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven” (Matthew 6:19-20). God commends holy ambitions. God’s people are to look for every opportunity to “abound … Continue reading Holy Ambitions
Isn't that one of the worst things you can see! Low battery, my phone is about to die. We all get that way on occasion. Sometimes we are tired and need a vacation. But sometimes we are tired and need a revival. Ezekiel 37 reminds us that there is hope for the hopeless in … Continue reading Don’t Forget the Charger!
Grace has been defined as God’s riches at Christ’s expense. We should try to preach grace as often as you can, as much as you can, for as much of the glory of God as you can. One of the beautiful pictures of grace in the Bible is the story of Mephibosheth the son of … Continue reading Freedom in Grace
Let’s change the world! It can seem pretty bad sometimes. Sometimes it seems bad all the time. The 24 hour news exists only to tell us how bad things are. Rarely do we hear anything about things getting better. What are we to do? TURN TO GOD With such a big question and a big … Continue reading Lets Change the World
Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Could this really be true? If it is not true, then Christians are of all men most to be pitied. If it is true that Christ rose from the dead, then Christ is the greatest prize. “The bodily resurrection of Christ is the crowning proof that Jesus … Continue reading Could It Really be True?
Who wants their congregation to grow? That should be everyone, right? Who is doing something to make the congregation grow? What can we do? I want to focus on how to make things better and put those concepts into practice. Churchleaders.com repots that study published in 2005 in The Journal for the Scientific Study of … Continue reading How to Increase Church Attendance
I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! What an understatement from the Apostle Paul. Every Christian should be so very proud of the Gospel. It is simple enough for a child to understand. Profound enough to occupy the greatest minds. Beautiful enough to demand wonder and amazement. Powerful enough to save from sin … Continue reading WOW!