David & Goliath

1 Samuel 17:32 (NIV) 32  David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.” There are so many interesting story lines in this story of David & Goliath. David is a teenage boy and he’s the youngest of 8 children. He’s the one…

Patriot’s Day

Today is the 15th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. I would like to direct you to a single verse of Scripture as we begin: John 15:13.  Jesus declared: “Greater love hath no man than this that he lay down his life for his friends.”  Tuesday, September 11 started out like any other day. …

Reckless Abanndon

Ephesians 5:15-16 (NIV) 15  Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, 16  making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Every moment of our lives count! The Bible says a man’s life is like a vapor. You read that when your young and you think, whatever. But…

The Blinding Power of an Offense

Proverbs 18:19 (NIV) 19  An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city, and disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel. According to Scripture it is more difficult to get to the heart of an offended brother than it is to climb a fortified city. That sounds pretty serious. I think we…

Refuse to Be Offended

Hebrews 12:15 (NIV) 15  See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. Proverbs 19:11 (NIV) 11  A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.   Refuse to be offended! If you can…

Preparation

Preparation Daniel 3:16-18 (NIV) 16  Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17  If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand,…

Our Struggle

Ephesians 6:12 (NIV) 12  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. We will have struggles! Scripture promises us when we decide to follow Jesus we will have struggles.…

In God We Trust

“In God We Trust” Psalm 16:1 Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. Yesterday, July 30th is the 60th Anniversary of “In God We Trust” becoming the official National Motto of the United States, established by a law passed by the 84th Congress and approved by President Dwight D. Eisenhower…

Discipline the Tongue

Proverbs 18:21 (NIV) 21  The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.   Most people have heard this verse, but the church in America seems to understand it very little. In this age of social media it seems, it has become easier and easier for…

Facebook

From day 1 I’ve always seen Facebook as an avenue of ministry. However, as Christians we need to be careful how we respond on FB. It is easy to throw out your opinions and say things that Christians ought not to say. We’ve all been guilty of it and we need to repent and be…