Monthly Archives: April 2012

Our Father Who art in Heaven

Our Father Who art in Heaven “Oh, look and see for yourself just how great is the love the Father has lavished upon us, that we should be called children of God!” (1Jn_3:1, Pastor’s Paraphrase) Years ago one of my first overseas preaching trips took me to England, and then across the Channel into Denmark. Our team was staying at… (more…)

The Lord is My Shepherd

The Lord is My Shepherd “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” (Psa_23:1). Jesus is Lord and King, Conqueror, Savior, the Mighty God, Prince of Peace, the Christ, Emmanuel, Teacher, Prophet and Master. Of the many titles given to the Lord, Shepherd must undoubtedly be one of His favorite. It links Him in the most personal way to… (more…)

Fully Satisfied Beyond Belief!

Fully Satisfied Beyond Belief! “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him,… (more…)

Treading Upon Lions and Serpents

Treading Upon Lions and Serpents “You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot” (Psa_91:13). The symbolism of this language must not be dismissed; not should we pass too quickly from pondering its weighty significance for our lives today. For the language used in this verse is consistent with a… (more…)

Keep Me Safe Till the Storm Passes By

Keep Me Safe Till the Storm Passes By “I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.’” (Psa_91:2). Many are unaware that Moses was not only the Lawgiver, but also a prolific Poet in his own right. And as the Ten Commandments tower above all other laws that have… (more…)

The Secret Place of the Most High

The Secret Place of the Most High “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psa_91:1). There were many games we played as children: Dodge Ball, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Simon Says (now known as “American Idol”), Red Rover, Hopscotch, and many others. Of them all, Hide… (more…)

The Ultimate Palm Pilot

The Ultimate Palm Pilot “I have graven you upon My hands…” Isa_49:16 Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to write something down, something important, but you had no paper available — only a pen? What did you do? Write it on the palm of your hand? Of course you did; everybody has done that at least… (more…)

The Faithful God (Part 2)

The Faithful God (Part 2) “They did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.” (Jos_5:12) Joshua was born a captive in Egypt, and as a young boy watched with wonder as God parted the Red Sea and made a way in the wilderness. He was with Moses as a young man throughout the wilderness wanderings, all… (more…)

The Faithful God (Part 1)

The Faithful God (Part 1) “They did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.” (Jos_5:12) We have each traveled a long and laborious pathway during these past few years as the World and the Church have both undergone unprecedented challenge and change. It seems that everything that can be shaken is being shaken, and ultimately only… (more…)

Set Your Sight for Higher Ground

Set Your Sight for Higher Ground “When Jesus saw His ministry drawing huge crowds, He climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to Him, the committed, climbed with Him. Arriving at a quiet place, He sat down and taught His climbing companions.” (Mat_5:1-2 The Message) Crowds always collect around events and individuals that are curious or exciting. Jesus was all… (more…)