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

Keep Going Out and Keep Sowing; Tears and All 

"He who goes out weeping" Beloved brother or sister in Christ, to live in light of eternity means to live every day with an awareness that you will one day reap unspeakable joy. One day you shall see the face of Christ and the joy in that moment will outweigh every sorrow of today. This [...]

Death is Sowing and then Comes Glory

"Dear friends, if such be death - if it be but a sowing, let us have done with all faithless, hopeless, graceless sorrow … 'Our family circle has been broken,' say you. Yes, but only broken that it may be re-formed. You have lost a dear friend: yes, but only lost that friend that you [...]

Orchestrating Seasons for His Glory

The Enemy is always looking for ways to eat away at the lives of God’s people; to destroy Christian fruitfulness and faithfulness. And like it or not, he is good at what he does. Thankfully, along with his craftiness and persistence in evil tactics, he also possesses a deep blindness. While the Devil is working [...]

Be Careful How You Read the Bible

Is it possible to read a chapter of the Old Testament or the entirety of the New Testament or even the whole Bible cover to cover, and miss the point altogether? The Pharisees did. Many still do and here's how: Jesus said, "You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal [...]

What is God Doing While Life Eats at You?

I walked through my yard to my favorite tree on the property. I went closer this time, and this is what I discovered. Of course, it was fascinating to see nature working in this way, but these little buggers were eating my favorite tree, destroying its beauty. All for what purpose? I hadn't even made [...]

Don’t Underestimate What The Gospel Is

To say the Gospel is simple, is true in one sense, but to say it is the most complex, out of this world, most glorious thing in the universe, is true in every sense. And everyone needs to know this. How big is the Gospel? It's bigger than "Jesus loves you" and "Jesus died for [...]