Do All Roads Lead to God?

“You must be born again”  John 3:7 Years ago, down in the South, two children were going at it on the grassy front yard; yelling, scratching and pulling hair. After several minutes of this mayhem, the front door opened and their mother called to them in a melodious, magnolia-infused voice, “Y’all play sweet now.” Many…

Is God’s Will A Mystery?

   “Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.” ~Mark 3:35   Many Christians spend countless hours on their knees, begging God for an idea as to His will for their lives. Thousands of sermons have been preached, books written and website columns produced, advising believers of the 10 best steps to…

God Tested Abraham!

 “You would think that in Abraham’s old age—after he had come to the land of Beulah, after the birth of Isaac, and especially after the expulsion of Ishmael—he would have had a time of rest. But ‘it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham.’ (Gen, 22:1) Let Abraham’s story warn us never to…

Blueprint or Metaphor?

          Charles was teaching an adult Sunday School class with about 25 people. The same group had been meeting for several months and had shared many aspects of their fears and joys and challenges of walking with Christ as Savior. It was a class that seemed focused on serving the Lord, willing to make…

Nothing Can Separate Us!

“Nothing can ever separate us from God’s love” ~Romans 8:38   There are some sections in the Bible that, by themselves, are an all-encompassing assurance of God’s unchanging, unfailing love for all who call upon Jesus as Savior. The Book of Romans, chapter 8, verses 31-39 is one of those sections. Simple, yet complex; powerful…

How Fickle

“And He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in every thing He might be preeminent. ~ Col. 1:18 Father, do I live in the deeply rooted knowledge that You control everything? In this verse are a few of Your true characteristics, the very…

Where Is My Passion?

“Rejoice in the Lord always” Philippians 4:4             If I had loads of money would my life be better or more satisfying? Am I looking for God’s guidance, wisdom, and direction each day or am I hoping for a miraculous change—a heavenly rescue.             Do I think I will be more useful to God and…

The Spirit of God

“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.”  Joel 2:28           After the Bible study, Chuck sat down with Peter, the teacher, and said, “I have a friend who tells me about being “baptized in the Holy Spirit” which enables him to speak in tongues. I definitely want everything that God has…

Just A Dollar

            The cries for help cascade down with unceasing frequency. Newsletters, celebrities, radio talk-show hosts and TV commentators point out unspeakable atrocities inflicted upon ordinary people around the globe. We are inundated with the verifiable cries for financial help in places we cannot even find on the map. Our hearts break. And just as we…

Time To Choose

  Do not be conformed to this world. . .be transformed ~Romans 12:2 Do you find yourself wrestling with your old nature, your sinful thoughts and selfish decisions every day? In your innermost thoughts, those no other human can know, do you often give in to behavior and thoughts that you would be horrified if…