Relationship Test

Have you ever experienced a period in your life with competing objectives that occupied far too much mental real estate? Admittedly, over the past few weeks, I have allowed distractions to crowd my mind and deprive me of the refreshing joy and peace found in my relationship with the LORD. People in all walks ofContinue reading “Relationship Test”

Born to Run Against Horses

Do you believe God is who He says He is? How can you be assured of your eternity with Him without believing what He has said about Himself and you? When we try to explain God’s ways through human reason, we often are confronted by Scriptures that seem contradictory or are opposed to common sense;Continue reading “Born to Run Against Horses”

What’s the Difference? (17 – 20 min)

We often paraphrase or use metaphors, similes and even hyperbole to communicate to others. Our efforts are to ensure others understand the message being conveyed. There are different levels of understanding that we could categorize as knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, amalgamation of information, and discernment or judgment. The very first level of understanding is to gain knowledgeContinue reading “What’s the Difference? (17 – 20 min)”

Marked “Pre-Paid, For Pickup”

Lately, we have been doing a great deal of our shopping online. Whether we have opted for delivery or curbside pick up, we deliberately: chose items; determined how we would possess them; and, then paid in advance. This purchase activity at a macro-level represents a process description of what the Almighty God did when HeContinue reading “Marked “Pre-Paid, For Pickup””

Covenant Love’s Eternal Resolve

Can God do anything He wants to do? Are there things that God cannot do? The answer to both questions is yes! You might think these statements contradict themselves, but I don’t think so. God does not want to act in opposition to His character, and as such, He cannot. So the question is if God can,Continue reading “Covenant Love’s Eternal Resolve”

The Future is in His Name

What limitations are confronting you? Do they impede your ability to flourish or deter you from your calling? Who said that you shouldn’t pursue your God-given dreams? If God placed a righteous passion in your heart, will He not fulfill His purposes in and through you? Today, let’s delve into Hebrews 5 to gain more insight andContinue reading “The Future is in His Name”

Fear Not! The LORD Almighty Reigns

Do you think the world is going crazy? Although, it seems as though humanity has been here before. You know the history of various empires and nations: they are birthed through conquest;  rise in prosperity with a common set of values;  then only to incur demise through a downward spiral of wickedness where too muchContinue reading “Fear Not! The LORD Almighty Reigns”

The Message in a Body

Scripture in the book of Isaiah contains such a beautiful prophecy about the promised Messiah purposely born to establish His Kingdom on the throne of David forever; His name – God; His rule – justice; He is Wonderful, Counselor, and the Prince of Peace.  Rabbis and Jewish writers like Elie Wiesel have long maintained thereContinue reading “The Message in a Body”

The Heart That Never Cries

  Yesterday following a robust discussion in our local bible study, I was asked a question by a fellow student of the Word of God who was trying to grasp HOW a person can possibly live in eternity and never morn unsaved loved-ones who are forever tormented and separated from those who live with God.  Continue reading “The Heart That Never Cries”