Category: Church

Celebrating the Providence of God

One of the strongest motivations in a person’s life—possibly right next to self-preservation—is the desire to order or control the events of one’s own life. Typically we tend to gravitate toward order and predictability...

Naaman, Numbers and Nobodies

The story of Naaman, the Syrian (2 Kings 5), when viewed through spiritual eyes, can represent the story of a modern day pastor. He has an outward physical problem depicted, in type, as leprosy,...

Ride, Boldly Ride

What does it mean to you when you hear someone say, “It’s the eleventh hour”? For most this is a calling of attention to the state of time for some given set of circumstances...

Living a Compelling Life

They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32 NLT Luke’s account of Jesus’ resurrection and...

Words of Life

Do you long to find a deep sense of inner peace and well-being that transcends anything this material world has to offer? If so, you are not alone in this desire. After many years...

The Imperativeness of the Church

There is a question—the asking of which—has been growing in frequency over the past few years and is deserving of serious consideration. Many sincere believers are in increasing measure pondering the relevancy and legitimacy...

The Church’s Last Frontier – Part 2

For me, probably the most pertinent Scripture regarding unity is Psalm 133. This passage is contextually and historically rich and deals succinctly with the meta-narrative of God and his eternal purpose for man. Behold,...

The Mark of a Leader

Num 11:29 – But Moses replied, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the LORD’s people were prophets and that the LORD would put his Spirit upon them all!”  One of...

Come and Follow

What did Jesus Mean When He Said, “Come and Follow”?  If you think there is a simple answer to this question, I am going to surmise that you have not thoroughly vetted the biblical...

The Sennacherib Challenge

“What god of any nation has ever been able to save its people from my power”(Is 36:20 NLT). These same biblical words are being spit into the faces of all sincere believers today who...

How Can We Survive – Part 1

How Can We Survive Part 1              How would you describe people who, when told perilous conditions are imminent, choose to continue their present course and activity as if nothing had been said? You would...