The Man Who Became God’s Friend

The Man Who Became God’s Friend “And the scripture was fulfilled that says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,’ and he was called God’s friend.” (Jas_2:23, NIV) His story began with a whisper, some say. One night while he was standing near a grove a mulberry trees with a group of friends, a strange breeze… (more…)

Smudges and Grudges, and Immature Judges

Smudges and Grudges, and Immature Judges “Overlook an offense and bond a friendship; fasten on to a slight and — good-bye, friend!” (Pro_17:9, The Message) It takes humility to overlook an offense; and maturity to let go of a slight. A proud man will take offense quickly, especially if he perceives that someone has deliberately crossed him. The Bible says,… (more…)

The Unshakable Man

The Unshakable Man “Whoever does these things will never be shaken.” (Psa_15:5, God’s Word Translation) As we saw in yesterday’s post, when your life is marked by personal integrity, relational faithfulness, moral strength, sacrificial dedication, and financial honesty – you may live in the Lord’s Presence forever. And furthermore, as we will see today, you have a rock solid promise… (more…)

A Place Where Travelers May Live…Forever

A Place Where Travelers May Live…Forever “O LORD, who may stay in your tent? Who may live on your holy mountain?” (Psa_15:1) Surely by now you know that you are a Traveler in this Life? And, you must also know that travelling takes it toll. Whether it be by planes, trains, or automobiles – travelling exacts its hefty fare from… (more…)

The Trouble with a Warped Head

The Trouble with a Warped Head “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires” (Jas 1:19-20, NIV) Sometimes our relationship with the Lord is like Candid Camera — when you least expect it, and… (more…)

My Times are in your hands

“My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me.” (Psa 31:15). Several years ago I was at the Grand Junction Airport early for my 1pm flight to Denver. I had preached a most glorious and robust sermon to the great delight of multitudes…. (I think there was a total of 130 people… (more…)

Sleeping Through a Revolution

Sleeping Through a Revolution (1 of 3) “Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” (Eph 5:14). Epic change is in the air while many have dozed off, seemingly oblivious to God . Perhaps we may be like Peter, James and John when the Lord invited them to a private prayer meeting on top… (more…)

Seeking Greatness

Seeking Greatness? “Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest.” (Luk 22:24) The disciples of old were not at all unlike the disciples of today. There yet continues to be disputes among us over who is the greatest. Fallen souls that we are, something deep within us is forever aspiring… (more…)

Sparkles on the Water

Sparkles on the Water “All who look to him will be radiant. Their faces will never be covered with shame.” (Psa_34:5) The moon is radiant only as it is in the right position to receive the light of the sun. That’s the way it is with us as well. Our lives are filled with light only as we are in… (more…)

The Ambiguious Man

The Ambiguious Man “Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.” Jas_1:7-8 (The Message) Some people trust in the Lord to help them save themselves. ”Lord, help me out here,” such a person prays. “I can do it, but I need a little push.” They trust the Lord,… (more…)

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