Relating to Peter is Not Enough

Most people can relate to the Apostle Peter. His tenacious, spontaneity attracts the wild at heart. He was quick to speak and slow to listen just like so many of us. He often found himself in situations that could have been avoided if he simply kept his eyes on the glory of Christ. All ofContinue reading “Relating to Peter is Not Enough”

What’s So Special About St Patrick’s Day?

Did you know St. Patrick was not a native Irishman? He was born in Britain, captured at age 16 by pirates and taken into captivity for 6 years. This is when he first knew Christ. The Lord used this time of slavery and hardship to draw him to saving faith. He later went back toContinue reading “What’s So Special About St Patrick’s Day?”

Loving God and People is Living the Gospel

Much of the world even knows instinctively that love should be shared across borders, between the world’s ethnic groups and with those who are weak, oppressed and hurting. But only Christians can do what God is requiring because it is only the Christian that has the indwelling Spirit of Christ living through them and empowering them to love

Condemning-Sin vs Sin Condemned

“For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the fleshContinue reading “Condemning-Sin vs Sin Condemned”

Things That Matter Rarely Happen Fast

“so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullnessContinue reading “Things That Matter Rarely Happen Fast”

Pass The Plate or Box In The Back

I don’t care if it’s Joel Osteen’s mega church or the 20 member church in the country, without money the lights in the church don’t stay on and the bills don’t get paid. Far more importantly, without some sort of funding coming in there is absolutely no way a local church can sustain ministry toContinue reading “Pass The Plate or Box In The Back”

Two Luther’s Fight for Freedom

Michael King was his given name in 1929. After a trip to Germany in 1934, his father changed it to Martin Luther in honor of the great German reformer of the 1500’s. King was only 5 years old at the time. Did he have a clue that his life would be greatly used for theContinue reading “Two Luther’s Fight for Freedom”