January 12, 2021 – A Man of the Word

January 12, 2021 – A Man of the Word

If we don’t read the Bible, we don’t know what it says. Many think they know what it says without ever reading it. They let their assumptions about God and the Christian life guide them instead of looking in the Book to see what God really says. As a result, many have horribly flawed views of God and what He requires of us.

January 5, 2021 – Forgive Others

January 5, 2021 – Forgive Others

One of the most challenging things God asks us to do is to forgive others. I don’t know about you, but there are certain people in my life who are hard to forgive, because their words and their actions were so hurtful. When people personally attack me or my loved ones, I find it difficult to forgive them. But that is exactly what God asks us to do.

December 29, 2020 – “He Is Faithful Who Promised”

December 29, 2020 – “He Is Faithful Who Promised”

The world we live in and the trends we’re experiencing in our country can be quite unsettling. Mass-shootings, wars in the Middle East, blatant sinful practices now being embraced and even thrust upon us, pandemics, and a host of other things. And the media seems to thrive on broadcasting only doom and gloom, which casts a social landscape filled with potholes and insecurity.

December 1, 2020 – Abiding in Christ

December 1, 2020 – Abiding in Christ

For thousands of years, farmers have created new fruit trees using grafting methods. The fact that a limb from another tree can be grafted into the host tree is an amazing process. Once the branch is properly grafted on the root stock or tree, it will begin to receive nourishment from the host, so that it becomes a permanent part of the host and can bear fruit.

November 10, 2020 – Contentment

November 10, 2020 – Contentment

Some years ago, a friend of mine was transferred by his company to Texas. He was married with three school-age children. Being a northern boy, neither he nor his family took well to Texas. He loved his job, but for a variety of reasons, they found it difficult to adapt to Texas.

October 6, 2020 – The Character of a Man

October 6, 2020 – The Character of a Man

We are directed by Scripture to continually look for ways to encourage, assist, inspire, and devote ourselves to others. If we truly love others the way we want to be loved, we are doing the will of our Lord. When we model a Christlike love to others, we testify to the character of God living within us.