The Believer’s Eternal Rewards

It’s interesting to listen to people discuss what they value and watch the excitement on their faces.  I especially enjoy watching children unwrap presents with great anticipation.  Friends, 1st Corinthians 2:9-10 says (and I am paraphrasing) that eyes have not seen, nor ears heard, nor hearts dreamed of the great things that God has preparedContinue reading “The Believer’s Eternal Rewards”

The Outcomes

The 2nd chapter of Romans personalizes the reality of willful blindness in a “virtuous” person, and it ought to cause great introspection.  In this chapter, the word “you” is used 27 times within 12 out of a total of 29 verses.   That’s on average over 2 times per statement which is fairly confrontational.  It becomesContinue reading “The Outcomes”

His Way Is Truth and Humbles Me

Many people have heard the statement, “God doesn’t want religion, He wants a relationship”.  I suspect that poses the question of how to have a relationship with a “Being” that exists outside the dimensions of time while we are physically limited to our geography and physical laws. Some doubt it is feasible to have companionship withContinue reading “His Way Is Truth and Humbles Me”

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”