Who or What Do You Worship?

“Next the devil took Him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. ‘I will give it all to You,’ he said, ‘if you will kneel down and worship me.’” (Matthew 4:8-9 NLT) We often read Scripture so quickly we miss important words.Continue reading “Who or What Do You Worship?”

When I Realized How Rich I Am

“The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced.” (Mark 4:18-19 NLT) God’s plan and desire is that we live fruitfulContinue reading “When I Realized How Rich I Am”

The Happiness Dilemma

“From now on we will call the arrogant blessed. For those who do evil get rich, and those who dare God to punish them suffer no harm.” (Malachi 3:15 NLT) It’s not uncommon for believers to feel they are caught in the proverbial “cross hairs” when it comes to wealth and material possessions. When we’reContinue reading “The Happiness Dilemma”

What are You Waiting for?

“Another of His disciples said, ‘Lord, first let me return home and bury my father.’ But Jesus told him, ‘Follow Me now. Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead.’” (Matthew 8:21-22 NLT) We place a lot of priority on our priorities! That’s the nature of man. We tend to believe that what is importantContinue reading “What are You Waiting for?”

Making Room for Jesus

“He said to himself, ‘What should I do? I don’t have room for all my crops.’”  (Luke 12:17 NLT) As Americans, we tend to live very crowded lives. Down time is rare, but when it happens, it’s often difficult to decide what to cram into the void. It’s as though we’re geared to be activeContinue reading “Making Room for Jesus”

The Power of One!

“I will give you one more chance to bow down and worship the statue I have made when you hear the sound of the musical instruments.” (Daniel 3:15a NLT) If you had to choose one thing that has had the most impact on your life, for good or ill, what would it be? Think ofContinue reading “The Power of One!”

Are You Longing for What Doesn’t Last?

“And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?” (Mark 8:36-37 NLT) In Mark chapter 8 Jesus is telling His disciples about His impending suffering, death and resurrection. Peter, unable to even begin to comprehend something so terrible, takes Jesus aside,Continue reading “Are You Longing for What Doesn’t Last?”