When You’re Singing the Wrong Words

“Not everyone who calls out to Me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of My Father in heaven will enter.” (Matthew 7:21 NLT) When I was a boy, like so many at Christmas time, I sang the song: “Dashing through the snow in a one-horse openContinue reading “When You’re Singing the Wrong Words”

Why Stick With the Church?

“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” (Romans 12:4-5 NLT) The Covid Virus was allowed to compound an already existing problem when the government chose to refer toContinue reading “Why Stick With the Church?”

When There Seems to Be No Way

“Then Moses raised his hand over the sea, and the Lord opened up a path through the water with a strong east wind. The wind blew all that night, turning the seabed into dry land.” (Exodus 14:21 NLT) There are difficult times in the lives of every Jesus follower, but God ALWAYS makes a way.Continue reading “When There Seems to Be No Way”

Heart or Head?

“You have tested my thoughts and examined my heart in the night. You have scrutinized me and found nothing wrong. I am determined not to sin in what I say.” (Psalm 17:3 NLT) The real measure of a person’s life isn’t what’s found in their head, but what’s in their heart. I can say andContinue reading “Heart or Head?”

Does It Matter What We Believe?

“They (the apostles) told you that in the last times there would be scoffers whose purpose in life is to satisfy their ungodly desires. These people are the ones who are creating divisions among you. They follow their natural instincts because they do not have God’s Spirit in them.” (Jude 1:17 NLT) Considering recent postsContinue reading “Does It Matter What We Believe?”

Who Are You Following?

“Some of you are saying, ‘I am a follower of Paul.’ Others are saying, ‘I follow Apollos,’ or ‘I follow Peter,’ or ‘I follow only Christ.’ Has Christ been divided into factions?” (I Corinthians 1:12-13 NLT) There were times I read the above passage and marveled that people could be so thoughtless. How could anyoneContinue reading “Who Are You Following?”

Jesus Sees You!

“’How do you know about me?’ Nathanael asked. Jesus replied, ‘I could see you under the fig tree before Philip found you.’” (John 1:48 NLT) One of the most powerful desires we have as human beings is to be seen. In the world in which we live it’s so easy to feel invisible. The CovidContinue reading “Jesus Sees You!”

Are “White Lies” Okay?

“And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!” (James 3:10 NLT) Some of the most unforgettable and irreparable damage we do for the Kingdom of God is caused by using words, the negative effects of which, we give little or no thought.Continue reading “Are “White Lies” Okay?”

Rejoicing When Times Are Hard

“Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful inContinue reading “Rejoicing When Times Are Hard”

Avoiding Infection

“For the hearts of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear, and they have closed their eyes – so their eyes cannot see, and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to Me and let Me heal them.” (Matthew 13:15 – Jesus quoting Isaiah 6:9-10) In aContinue reading “Avoiding Infection”