Passion

What is it that you are passionate about? Everyone has something that they have a passion for.  For many it is a sports team, and they never miss a game and scream at the top of their lungs while rooting for their team.  For some it’s cars, and they wash them every weekend and treat…

Family Feud

For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than…

FOCUS on the LORD!

On June 15, 2012, Nik Wallenda crossed Niagara Falls on live TV.  On June 23, 2013, he became the first person to high-wire walk across a Grand Canyon area gorge over the Little Colorado River.  And then on November 2, 2014, Wallenda completed two tightrope walks, setting 2 new Guinness World Records: one for walking…

Exodus for the rest of us

The Book of Exodus is the account of the Hebrew people’s escape from Egyptian bondage.  It details their journey from Egypt and their encampment at Mount Sinai, where Moses received God’s commandments. Exodus 3 1 – Moses was pasturing the flock of Jethro his father-in-law … 2 – The angel of the Lord appeared to…

Allowing Jesus to Change Us

Romans 7:15 … For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. When it comes to sin, as Christians we should desire to put it in the rear view mirror, then rip the mirror off the windshield and toss it…

Lion and the Lamb

Here in the Northeastern part of the USA we have a saying, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” This is a reference to the very cold and snowy days we experience in early March and the very mild days we can have as March comes to a close. It’s…

Jonah: Not Just a Fish Story

When you ask most people about the story of Jonah, the first (and perhaps only) thing that comes to their mind is the whale or as the Bible says “Great Fish”.  But there is so much more to the story.  Jonah was a prophet called by God to preach repentance to the sinful town of…

Declaration of Dependence

July 4th in the USA is a day commemorating the our independence from oppressive rule by England. It is a day to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in this country. As Christians we should celebrate freedom every day. The freedom we have from the punishment of sin and the freedom we have from sin itself….

Hosea Means SALVATION!!

Hosea means salvation; and the prophet who wrote this book brought the message that God would save those who repent and turn to Him.  This message was exemplified through Hosea’s wife and children. God commanded Hosea to marry Gomer, a harlot.  HOSEA 1:2 … “Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children…

What Does Free in Christ Truly Mean?

Christians are always saying that they have found freedom in Christ.  Or that the Lord has set them free.  But do we really consider what that freedom means? When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior what happens to us.  Does He set us free so that we no longer sin?  Does he set…

Jesus Shows the Way, We Decide the Path!

Many Christians, myself included, struggle with the idea of allowing Jesus to lead us.  We like being in control and when others are in control it can cause us anxiety. The Lord wants our hearts, He tells us this repeatedly in His Word. John 14:15 … “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments….

ISAIAH; The Prophet Who Proves It!

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a…