“But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be … Read moreRich in Jesus!
“You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.” (Titus 2:1, NIV). Deep down inside you know it is right. You know it is proper. No, it is not easy; it is probably, at least initially more difficulty. It certainly requires more devotion, more dedication, more discipline than the easy way. And it requires … Read moreThe Doctrine That Holds The Promise of a Healthy Life – Sound Doctrine
All his life had led up to this moment. He was born a Hebrew, saved from death as his mother made a basket and hid it in the reeds of the Nile; discovered there by Pharaoh’s daughter she immediately grew fond of the young child. Nearby was child’s older sister who when seeing Pharaoh’s daughters … Read morePleasing God Through Leading Men (Exodus 4)
“Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14, NIV). That’s the way it is! The greater the cause the greater the effort and sacrifice we put forth to ensure success. And such is the case for the cause of … Read moreKeeping It Holy (Part Two)
“Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14, NIV). The holiness that the Hebrew writer speaks of is not the holiness that comes directly from the Lord. Notice how the writer calls us to “make every effort to live…and … Read moreKeeping It Holy (Part One)
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24-25). If your desire is to see some … Read moreA Great Day Is Waiting — Friend
“When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other … Read moreIt’s More Than A Clean House
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10, NIV). The thinking is all too often that “I can do it.” I can transform myself, make myself into the image that Christ will accept and approve. And more than this, … Read moreCreated For Good Works
“Mary had chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:42, NIV). Martha had been making preparations for entertaining her guest, Jesus. The preparations were many, I am sure. With such an important guest, there was need to have the house in order. Everything needed to be dusted; after … Read moreChoosing What Is Better
One of our greatest joys in life is that of getting to know people. Sharing in the telling of one another’s stories brings with it both tears and joy. In so doing, as Christians we begin to weave one another’s stories into the fabric of our lives. I have shared stories with people from every … Read moreNew Chapter, Same Journey — We Are Going Home!