Monthly Archive: October, 2013

Preparing For Christmas I: A Journey Through Malachi (1:1-5)

Malachi 1:1-5 NIV “A prophecy: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi. Israel Doubts God’s Love 2 “I have loved you,” says the Lord. “But you ask, ‘How have you loved… Continue reading

Look at the Scoreboard…A Football Allegory

“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or… Continue reading

Haunting Verses of the Bible IX: Fearing God

“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell” (Jesus in Matthew… Continue reading

100 Months: The Peaks And Valleys Of Being A Pastor…

For nearly the last ten years, the LORD Almighty has blessed me to be a pastor– an announcer, apologizer, counselor, empathizer, encourager, forgiver, giver, learn-er, listen-er, mediator, pray-er, preach-er, protector, pursuer, receiver, remind-er,… Continue reading

What God Has Been Teaching Me Lately XVI…

Greetings My Friends~ As a humble pilgrim following Jesus through the rainforests and deserts of this earthly life, I would like to humbly share some of what God has been bubbling up in… Continue reading

Haunting Verses of the Bible VII: The Love Of Most Will Grow Cold

“At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness,… Continue reading

Haunting Verses of the Bible VIII: Suffering

“I will show him how much he must suffer for My Name” (Acts 9:16). Wow. That’s haunting. Please Keep In Mind 1. Paul wasn’t going to suffer as punishment from God but as… Continue reading

Can Secular Work Be Spiritual?

Great recent question from a friend of mine who is feeling as if his corporate job in the marketplace/secular world is somehow a step-down from the work of a pastor or missionary. Here… Continue reading

Jesus’ Prayer Requests…

We often pray based on: -our own needs -the needs of others -what we think we should pray for We also often DON’T pray because, well, we aren’t sure WHAT to pray for.… Continue reading

Steps For A Prayer And Worship Gathering At Home Or Church…

There are six sections below, each one taking about 10-15 minutes total depending on the length of prayer. Theme: Perseverance In Suffering PART I: Perseverance for Christians Song Suggestion: “Lord I Need You”… Continue reading