God Fights For Us

“He is my Defender; I will not be defeated.” Psalm 62:6 I have a question for you. What do you think God is doing when you find yourself in a real bind? When the lifeboat springs a leak? When the rip cord snaps and the chute doesn’t open? When the checkbook is already overdrawn and […]

Allegiance in Christ

In Rome, under Caesar, the early Christians had a choice of their allegiance. They rejected the narrative of the 1st century. They said “NO” to the overwhelming majority and said “JESUS IS LORD” at risk of both persecution and death. We too have a choice: Holy allegiance to Jesus Christ or allegiance to the whims […]

Admiring God’s Work

On Saturday, I pulled myself out of the bed way too early and headed downtown to Raleigh’s Bug Fest at the Natural Science Museum with my boys. (Side Note: The girls opted out.) It was amazing how much God has created that we don’t even know about. There were all kinds of bugs, spiders, bees, […]

“Real change is an inside job.”

“Fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out.” Romans 12:2 Real change is an inside job. You might alter things a day or two with money and well-meaning; but the heart of the matter is, and always will be, the matter of the heart. Let me be even clearer. Your problem […]

Matthew 24

This week’s political climate, social media vibe, constant hurricanes, and foreign countries missile testing reminded me of what Matthew 24 says when Jesus was asked about the end times. “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear […]

God Restores All

“He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” Psalm 23:3 It’s hard to see things grow old, things that have been part of your life. When I go back to Springfield, Illinois, I enjoy the nostalgic feelings but feel bad when I see things that once were, […]

Teach Me Your Way

The psalmist David wrote, “Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth”. Psalm 86:11 As I read this passage of the Bible, it seems that David keeps asking God to “hear his prayer.” A simple prayer – one with a heart of emotional need and apparent surrender. We know David […]

Your Choice

“We all have wandered away like sheep, each of us has gone his own way.” Isaiah 53:6 Ever heard this one, How could a loving God send people to hell? To ask that question shows that you have two misconceptions. First, God does not “send” people to hell. He simply honors their choice. Hell is […]

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