When a View is Just a View

“So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know Him now!” (2 Corinthians 5:16 NLT) As I age my memory just isn’t what it used to be, but I’m finding there are advantages. NowContinue reading “When a View is Just a View”

When Our Prayers Get Honest! (Part 2)

“I cried out to the Lord in my great trouble, and He answered me.” (Jonah 2:2 NLT) The story of Jonah is interesting on many levels, not the least being his prayer from within the belly of the large fish the Lord sent to rescue him from the ocean. Just to catch you up, inContinue reading “When Our Prayers Get Honest! (Part 2)”

When Our Prayers Get Honest!

“As my life was slipping away, I remembered the Lord. And my earnest prayer went out to You in Your holy Temple.” (Jonah 2:7 NLT) My most frightening dream finds me alone in the ocean at night with nothing but a life jacket. My feet dangling below me in the darkness, numb from the coldContinue reading “When Our Prayers Get Honest!”

Are You Making Honey?

“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip His people to do every good work.””Continue reading “Are You Making Honey?”

Warfare with Hell

“We are humans, but we don’t wage war as humans do. (2 Corinthians 10:3 NLT) The biggest difference that I can discern between human warfare and spiritual warfare is this: Rather than seeking to defeat and destroy another person, we’re focusing our weapons on the true enemy, Satan himself and his devilish emissaries. But makeContinue reading “Warfare with Hell”

What Is the Basis of Healing?

“Jesus traveled throughout the region of Galilee, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And He healed every kind of disease and illness.” (Matthew 4:23 NLT) Why do you think Jesus put so much emphasis on physical healing while He shared the Good News of the Kingdom of God? OnContinue reading “What Is the Basis of Healing?”

Loving Without an Agenda

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, isContinue reading “Loving Without an Agenda”

How God Works

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” (Philippians 1:6 NLT) The term “work,” as used in this verse and as generally used in the Bible, means much the same as it means today.Continue reading “How God Works”

Who’s Leading Your Worship? (Part 2)

“Instead, you must break down their pagan altars, smash their sacred pillars, and cut down their Asherah poles. You must worship no other gods, for the Lord, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about His relationship with you.” (Exodus 34:13-14 NLT) The real question behind the question of who’s leadingContinue reading “Who’s Leading Your Worship? (Part 2)”

Who’s Leading Your Worship?

“But I assure you of this: If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods, worshiping and bowing down to them, you will certainly be destroyed.” (Exodus 8:19 NLT) Worship is a very serious issue, because worship gives visibility to who and what we are allowing to rule our hearts and lives.Continue reading “Who’s Leading Your Worship?”