Strength in Suffering How is it possible to be strong in suffering?  I know we’ve all wondered at these verses.  We’ve all learned the reasons for battles and realize in our weakest moments we find our deepest strength. II Corinthians 12: 7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations,...
Laying the Foundation No other foundation is laid than Jesus Christ.  Today I ask you if that foundation is in your heart.  I’m not asking if your foundation is church membership or the preacher or your own beliefs.  These are not the right foundation and won’t stand the test of time in eternity. In Ezra’s time the...
Marks of Spiritual Well Being I John 3 13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. The love of God is the source of our assurance.  Because of it we have confidence and know love.  Never think you are getting nowhere by living for the Lord.  If the world doesn’t like you simply because you believe the Bible, trust Jesus...
Yet One Plague More Exodus 11: And the Lord said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether.  4 And Moses said, Thus saith the Lord, About midnight will I go out into the midst...
My Mortality, My Redeemer, My Statement Job 14: 1Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.2 He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.5 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass; 12 So...
Living Between God’s Mountains Part 2 It’s where we live, and it’s illustrated here in Joshua.  God’s direction through Moses was to cross the River Jordon. They immediately came upon the city of Jericho. Afterward they traveled north with a struggle at Ai.  It should have been an easy city to conquer, but Achan sinned; Israel was...
His Time — Our Time John 7: After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him. 2 Now the Jew’s feast of tabernacles was at hand. 3 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou...
God’s Surgery Jesus taught us truth in its wonder and glory but also in its straightforwardness, sobriety, and stark reality.  We tend to hear what we want, believe what we want, and accept what we want.  That’s our mistake.  We must be willing to hear, accept and apply the scripture regardless of how we feel...
Living Between God’s Mountains We tend not to focus on the Old Testament and the law.  We call it the Law of Moses; in fact, it is the Law of God.  We’re under grace, but God’s moral law is our compass to discern truths.  Joshua 8 is a turning point.  Israel had crossed over into Canaan.  Canaanites were the main heathen...
Trunk or Treat/Prayer Meeting We will have Trunk or Treat on Wednesday evening Oct 31, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Prayer meeting will begin at regular time.