Reflections

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Things we can learn from Paul’s prayer for the church at Ephesians

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“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that […]

The Church Defined And Described

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Living Branches – John 15:5  “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. Living Epistles – 2 Cor 3:2-3  You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are […]

Relational Obedience

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The term relational obedience has come floating to the top in many of our conversations at church.  Which is the concept that Jesus talked about in John 14:15 -“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (John 14:15, ESV).  This truth is found two more times in the same chapter21, 23. Don Carson is […]

WEARINESS!

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Beloved, The word “weary” has come up a lot lately in our Bible discussions at church.   It is a word found 42 times in the English Standard Version. The Old Testament word carries a range of meanings including faint, weak, heavy, exhausted, and thirsty. In the New Testament the range is to lose ones motivation […]

The Gathering Storm

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The Gathering Storm: The Eclipse of Religious Liberty and the Threat of a New Dark Age  at ALAlbertMohler.com I found this article a touch disturbing.  Not my purpose to discourage or cause fear just to warn and inform.  It’s vital that we pray for our nation and its’ leaders, I Tim. 2:1-3. We will all […]

Happy New Year

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“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”  (1 Corinthians 10:31, ESV)   So I was thinking that another year has come and we begin to think of things that we must change or at least we desire to change. Here is the challenge – take […]

Let’s Pray For Those In Authority Over Us As We Are Exhorted

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Just thinking that now that the Mid-term votes are over; it’s time that the Church does what we are commanded to do: First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and […]

5.24.13

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5.24.13   It was a Friday morning like many before, up by 5am so I could be to Starbucks before 6 to either meet with a friend or to sit and read before heading off to work.  As I drove, my favorite disc for the past five months is whirring away in the player.  As […]