True Grace to Persevere the Journey

Ever wonder why God chose to place the essence of the Godhead into a human being and then have Him (the God Man) pay the price for sin with His life for the world?  Although we may not understand the mind of God, He has revealed much about Himself in Scripture including His human incarnationContinue reading “True Grace to Persevere the Journey”

Why Pray?

Since God is Sovereign and the believer’s identity, life and purpose are set by God in eternity, why pray? Does prayer change anything? Scripture tells us to pray always, without ceasing. Really, is that realistic? Can I pray for the fulfillment of my dreams? What does God guarantee in His Word about prayer? Are thereContinue reading “Why Pray?”

Unspeakable Joy – Worship in the Vineyard

Humanity has pursued fulfillment with great fervour.  Regardless of the quest, life has emotional hills and valleys.  The question is not whether we have the ability to control contributing factors.  The questions are: (1) what is our destination; and, (2) is there an ability to enjoy the journey? The answer is found in the GodContinue reading “Unspeakable Joy – Worship in the Vineyard”

Filthy Sheep Wool: A Deadly Self-Defence

The human heart can cause the mind to conveniently forget our own unrighteousness as a self defense mechanism when we feel hurt or wronged .  Seldom do we see how we contributed to a situation. We even feel what we call “righteous indignation” if we think we did not deserve something. We tend to desireContinue reading “Filthy Sheep Wool: A Deadly Self-Defence”

Don’t Leave Your Seat

Both Christians and others seem to be so disappointed with the church’s “performance” mainly because of intolerance of the moral and social disparity between Christ and those who claim to follow His way.  Many recognize our LORD’s standards are perfect despite worldly attempts to defy His Deity.  While many may not wish to yield theirContinue reading “Don’t Leave Your Seat”

Guaranteed Security Within the Boundaries

For years I enjoyed an unexceptional faith.  The kind that believes in Jesus for Salvation as a form of fire insurance. Then there were the added benefits such as having a community of like-minded people, pleasant messages, worship music, and all of the wonderful promises in Scripture.  I was happy to be in the sheepfoldContinue reading “Guaranteed Security Within the Boundaries”

Chosen to be Pure in Heart

I love Jehovah God’s immutability and His intentionality!  There is such comfort in knowing His grace and patience endures long with humanity despite our propensity to error; that our development, emotions and comprehension have no influence on who He is.  The LORD’s grace in Old Testament Scripture is characterized so very beautifully in the bookContinue reading “Chosen to be Pure in Heart”

Love and Truth is Compassion

Reflecting on a time when a prior employer was outsourcing a process to another well staffed company, a collogue who was stressed by financial uncertainty told me, “It’s different for you.  You have the choix de vie”.   At the time I remember thinking, “don’t we all?” and so I responded with an inappropriate comment aboutContinue reading “Love and Truth is Compassion”

The Message in a Body

Scripture in the book of Isaiah contains such a beautiful prophesy 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”

Intricate Mysteries Ascribe God’s Excellency

Who are you? Who did God design you to be? If you were created in the image of God, what does that really mean? What purpose does a human being ultimately have? Are there many purposes or just one? How can someone understand God’s specific will for their lives using a collection of writings datingContinue reading “Intricate Mysteries Ascribe God’s Excellency”