ONE-THIRD! That is how much of 2019 has now been written in the history books or will be when this day is over. One hundred and twenty days have passed never to be regained. Four months of our lives have been spent traveling on a journey that eventually leads us into eternity. Can you remember when 2019 was brand new and we had so many things planned out to do this year? Some people would call them New Year’s Resolutions but now they seem like fantasy thoughts. But on the positive side we still have two-thirds of the year left to really accomplish some of the goals we set for the year and make 2019 a great year for ourselves, our family and for God’s Kingdom. So what’s on your mind for the r


CHILDREN AND RESPECT—A FORGOTTEN VIRTUE! I see it all the time and just about in every place in our American society—disrespect for parents. Is this because of a lack of parental training or is it just rebellion from sinful hearts of children as they are being raised—or both? The bible tells us to train up a child in the way they should go so have we as a generation of parents failed our duties to God’s command in this instance and now we are reaping the results of that directive? This is not a new problem in life but I think now it is in epidemic proportions. The Apostle Paul gave God’s directive in the book of Ephesians when he said, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is ri


A WORTHY LIFE! The Apostle Paul, while sitting in a prison cell sent this message to the Christians living in Ephesus, “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received,” (Ephesians 4:1 NIV). Christians are called to be Christ-followers. How then do we live a life worthy of that calling? What does Paul mean? He describes part of that worthy lifestyle like this, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace,” (vs.2-3). Paul also spends the remainder of the book of Ephesians describing how Christians should live. If Christians would le


DO WE LIMIT GOD? I know that is a big question and some may find it ridiculous and some may even say that it is the wrong question to ask. In Ephesians 3:20 it is stated that God “is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” So do we ask big things of God? Do we imagine that God is able to do more than we could ever imagine that He could do? Do we in essence limit God’s work in our life? In Ephesians 3:18 the Apostle Paul states that he is praying that Christians would have the power to “grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ” for them. In my lifetime of ministry as a Pastor I have found many Christian


SAVED TO SERVE! Every Christian should realize this biblical truth and put it into action. It is sometimes hard to wrap your arms around this truth when you live in a “me first” generation. When people around you are self-centered and focused on serving self above all else even Christ loving Christians may find it hard to follow this biblical truth. But saved to serve is biblical truth. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Church at Ephesus and said, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance fo


ONE! One is usually considered a small number. Insignificant really. One penny, one nickel, one dime, one quarter, one dollar; what difference can they make in the high cost of everything today? One vote among millions; ridiculous when you think of it. But sometimes in life it can change the course of history. Study history for examples .I don’t play the lotteries but when you consider the odds of winning what are the odds of a person buying one ticket and winning the prize? And yet they have. How can one person make a difference on a professional sports team and actually turn losers into winners. Ridiculous, but it happens. It is possible in this world to think, “I am only one person in thi


LOST! That word can bring anxiety and fear in an instant. It can bring a sinking feeling, gut wrenching emotion, instant feelings of blame, stupidity, anger, and often tears. There is nothing to compare with the feelings of a parent when they realize their child is lost in a crowd of people, missing on a playground, or seemingly just disappeared while in a store. When the door of a house is open and a child doesn’t respond to your call for them panic can set in instantly especially if a body of water or a pool is nearby. Instant fear for most people would be a journey into a city and a wrong turn that drops you into an unfamiliar area that is obviously a place you don’t want to be after dark


WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? That is a question that is asked often as we go through life. When a spouse dies, or all the children finally leave home to venture out on their own or retirement begins, where do we go from here? Or at the beginning of things the words, “I do, are shared and the pronouncement has been made that life should be lived together for the rest of our lives, then where we do we go from here? When disaster strikes and all is lost; persons, property, and hope, where do we go from here? When sin enters into a life, a relationship or a family that hurts and divides, where do we go from here? When we have been walking in this world in our selfness and self-centeredness, and l


IS EASTER OVER FOR ANOTHER YEAR? Easter Sunday has come and gone for another year. The Easter specials are over; special worship services, special communion services, special evangelistic services, egg hunts, egg drops from the sky, musicals, dramas, bunnies, clothing, meals, family gatherings, photos, Facebook posts, and even special acts of terror. Easter Friday-Sunday are special days on the calendar for Christians and even a lot of non-Christians. I remember that as a child I might often be sent to church on Easter Sunday in new clothes when I did not have a clue what Easter was all about. I think there are a lot of people like that in the world. As a Pastor I made a special effort to re


EASTER IS A DAY OF CELEBRATION! The reason we celebrate Easter is really very simple for the Christian to understand. It is summed up in a few words, “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said,” (Matthew 28:6 NIV). These words spoken by an angel at the tomb where Jesus’ body had been placed, the tomb sealed, and a guard posted to make sure he stayed in the tomb are some of the most famous words in history. These words, spoken to the two women named Mary, were spoken as words of encouragement as the angel said, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified” (v.5). The resurrection of Jesus relieves fear, gives hope, proves the promises of His Word, condem

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