Transformation Tuesday: 4-20-2021

Be Transformed “Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your [spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:1-2)…

Monday Morning Musings : 4-19-2021

Gun Control Gun control is a major issue in the U. S. As I ponder the news of a mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility that left nine people dead, including the shooter, and only hours after a gunman opened fire outside of a bar in Kenosha, Wisconsin, killing three and injuring two. Later on Sunday afternoon, a shooter…

Seeing With The Eyes Of Faith

In 2004, I began a journey of faith that would lead me into God’s destiny and purpose for me as a minister of the gospel. It was faith in the unseen, fellowship with the Holy One, and the leading of the Holy Spirit that has gotten me this far. I have not arrived, but I continue to press toward the…

With All Your Getting, Get Understanding

With all your getting, get understanding! Gaining sound judgment (wisdom) during this time of uncertainty is key. With so many different opinions poured out daily via news and social media we must be wise and vigilant not to let earthly wisdom dictate our decision making. Now, whatever else you do, follow through to understanding. Without wisdom and understanding on a…

Only Believe: The Foundation of Faith

“Do not be afraid, only believe” (Mark 5:36). “Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.” (Col. 2:6-7) God never intended for His people to be ordinary or commonplace. Does that mean we are better than others? No, we are to regard no one from…

Resurrection Sunday!

As Jesus went into Galilee He proclaimed,  “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:15)  As Jesus went into Galilee He proclaimed,  “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:15)  A nearly identical summary is also given in the Synoptic Gospels, Matthew 3:2, 4:17 and…

Good Friday – Commemorating The Crucifixon

“He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth.” (Isaiah 53:7) Each year on Good Friday many Christians and churches hold a Good Friday service in which the 7 last words of Christ…

Discerning The Times: Interpreting the Times

“Whenever you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, ‘A shower is coming,’ and so it turns out.  And whenever you feel a south wind blowing, you say, ‘It will be a hot day,’ and it turns out that way. You hypocrites! You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but how is it that you do not know how to analyze this present time? Luke…

The Danger of Shallow Faith: Don’t Believe The Hype!

“Now faith is the certainty of things hoped for, a proof of things not seen..” (Hebrews 11:1) Romans 12:2 instructs each believer to “Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, and be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how we think. This will empower every believer to discern God’s will. We are encouraged to take our everyday,…