A beautiful bouquet was arranged for a wedding. Each flower was gathered in love. Each flower was chosen for a purpose in the arrangement. Each flower was placed so that it could lean upon the others, and together they stood while each rested upon all the group. Although each flower was beautiful alone, they were … Continue reading A PARABLE
1 John 1 There is nothing quite as sweet as confidence. Will you take a long trip if you don't have confidence in your car? Will you leave your children at school if you don't have confidence in the teachers? Will you eat a meal if you don't trust the cook? When it comes to … Continue reading CONFIDENCE IN THE HOLINESS OF CHRIST WHICH YIELDS HOLINESS IN CHRISTIANS
As they neared the shores of this life in their front porch rocking chairs, a grandfather said to his wife, "Mother, read the words to me again." She knowingly and with the same conviction and hope read, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall … Continue reading THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION IN MY LIFE
He left his Heavenly throne and had nowhere to lay his head, he was the Gospel preacher. His family rejected him and the crowds turned away, he was the Gospel preacher. He was scolded for and exhausted from helping the helpless, the sick, the outcast, and the sinner, he was the Gospel preacher. His closest … Continue reading The Gospel Preacher
The Battle of the Wills Matthew 23:37-39 Introduction to the Scripture: What will I do today? This question is more important than it may appear, for what you do with your days decides what you will do with your life. There is a marketplace of ideas and paths which will soon shape the result of … Continue reading The Battle of the Wills
What is it Like When Jesus Comes into Your Life? Matthew 21:1-17 INTRODUCTION TO THE SCRIPTURE: What will is it like when Jesus comes into your life? It is more than a funny feeling. It is more than a prayer. It is more than an act of obedience. It is a submission to him as … Continue reading What is it Like When Jesus Comes Into Your Life?
We are big on essentials. What do I have to do to compete the job, the course, the paper, the test? What is necessary. We know God has some essentials for us as Christians. I fear that some essentials have been neglected. Jesus definitely spoke of some things as essential to salvation. Jesus said those … Continue reading Forgotten Essentials
WHERE WOULD YOU BE SITTING? Matthew 9:9-12 strength requires sacrifice Jesus saw Matthew sitting among the tax collectors. Matthew was among the marginalized, the outcast, and the immoral. He would not have appeared to have much potential for as a Christ follower. Yet Jesus extends the invitation "Follow me" and Matthew responds impeccably. Luke 5:28 … Continue reading Where Would You Be Sitting?