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Good News of Great Joy

As you look at the world around you, there is plenty to be afraid about – pandemics, an unstable economy, fast changing moral & cultural standards, wars and rumors of wars breaking out at any time. The list goes on and on. When the angel appeared to the shepherds announcing the birth of Christ, he...

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I Want More!

Do you feel uncomfortable when you ask, “I want another lobster, please” or “I want a bigger slice of cake and scoop of ice cream, please.”? Someone may think, “You’re a “pig” or greedy unless you are really hungry!” It’s hard to ask for more. The thought of asking for better health, a better job,...

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He is In Control

According to the Bureau of Standards in Washington, a dense fog covering seven city blocks to a depth of 100 feet is composed of less than one glass of water. That amount of water is divided into about 60 billion tiny droplets. Yet when those minute particles settle over a city or the countryside, they...

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Daily Gratitude

In every new day that God gives us, He provides opportunities. These opportunities involve responsibilities, blessings, privileges, tasks and sometimes surprises. To be sure, we’re usually busy and have a list of things we need and hope to accomplish. Yet, for every day the Lord gives us, we should be grateful. The word gratitude expresses...

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Pray For Those in Authority

“1First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,  2for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” 1 Ti. 2:1-2 This past week, my wife and I had the...

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ARE YOU EXCITED?

Are you busy? Is there a dull moment in your life? Is church keeping you busy? “You bet,” you say to yourself, but there is much more that meets our eyes! God is working in our midst, preparing us for the good works that He has for us. As a Church Leader, I see things...

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Pleasing God

The Bible provides us with truth. God’s Word tells us about Himself, the world, ourselves, and eternity. As followers of the Lord Jesus Christ we are to be interested in God, His revelation to us in the Scriptures, and living lives pleasing to Him. Here are some selected Bible verses informing us about things that...

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Stand Together

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” – Genesis 2:18 ESV The Chinese character (人) for human is like two lines leaning on each other to stay standing. This is accurately depicting a human as social a creature...

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Cleaning House

Sometimes I get in the mood to clean up my office – but probably not as often as I should. Things have a way of piling up and need to be removed before it starts all over again. This may involve emptying the trash or vacuuming the cobwebs that have been growing in the corners...

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How Loud and Long Do Prayers Have to Be?

“And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.” Matthew 6:7 We recently finished a series on the life of Elijah the prophet of God. One of the famous passages is found 1 Ki. 18:20-40, when Elijah challenged the prophets...