Perilous Times in a Self-Focused World

Perilous Times in a Self-Focused World

A genie is the sky? Sadly, in our culture there is this idea that we must get, get, get. God is not a genie in a bottle and if He did not give you something you wanted, then that was not what was best for you. To our demise, we tend to seek selfish desire and that, my...
The Shepard Psalms

The Shepard Psalms

The Psalms are poems set to music – Israel’s hymnbook – and are meant to be sung. They are creative words with rhythm and structure; the imagery is powerful: life is a dance of praise, a storm of trouble, death coils that entangle.  The Lord is a warrior king, a...
The Church and the Family

The Church and the Family

Our world seems to be in rapid decline. This may be a bleak way to start this article, but the chaos and turmoil all around us in the last year can’t be overlooked. It is not only the world at large that is at a pivotal moment, the church is as well. With the rise of...
The Law Vs. Grace

The Law Vs. Grace

What is the GOSPEL? I Corinthians 15:3-4 “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures…” 3 Elements...
Salvation and Sanctification in the Beatitudes

Salvation and Sanctification in the Beatitudes

Matthew 5:3-12 – Our Spiritual Journey ADMIT YOUR SPIRITUAL POVERTY. Vs. 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” – Recognize you are a helpless sinner whose “righteousness is filthy rags.” (Isaiah 64:6) “There is none righteous, no,...
Effective Ministry

Effective Ministry

Like most people in full time ministry, I would describe myself as a visionary. When I have ideas for a new ministry or program, I see it vividly in my head. I imagine all the ways this new ministry will work, strategize possible problems, and analyze the ministry to...