May 12, 2020 – When One String Is Enough

May 12, 2020 – When One String Is Enough

As he began the final piece one of the strings on his violin snapped. In his genius, Paganini was able to continue playing the piece on the remaining three strings. A moment later, a second string snapped. Still, Paganini continued playing the concerto on the remaining two strings. And then, a third string snapped, but still Paganini continued. He finished the piece, note for note, with one string on his violin.

May 5, 2020 – Take the Field – Play the Game

May 5, 2020 – Take the Field – Play the Game

For America and the world one day this will all be over. The early church was no stranger to plagues, epidemics, and mass hysteria. According to both Christian and non-Christian accounts, one of the main catalysts for the church’s explosive growth in its early years was how Christians navigated disease, suffering, and death.

April 28, 2020 – Do You Believe in Miracles?

April 28, 2020 – Do You Believe in Miracles?

In this fast-paced, high-tech world some people have forgotten that God is in the business of making miracles. Mankind has explored the depths of the universe and the bottom of the seas. We have modified DNA and created artificial parts for the human body. Through technology, we can supply an endless stream of information and artificial intelligence. We’ve become self-sufficient. But the reality is, we still can’t create miracles. We still get into situations where we’re just stuck.

April 7, 2020 – Tired of All the Injustice Around You?

April 7, 2020 – Tired of All the Injustice Around You?

Perhaps one of the toughest questions we Christians are asked is how a loving God can allow so much suffering. It’s just hard to reconcile without knowing Christ and trusting in His goodness. We try to explain our faith and use all sorts of analogies, but let’s face it; it can be a tough one to get around. But it’s an important question. Too often it’s the reason people decide there just is no God.

March 31, 2020 – Do You Believe in Miracles?

March 31, 2020 – Do You Believe in Miracles?

In this fast-paced, high-tech world some people have forgotten that God is in the business of making miracles. Mankind has explored the depths of the universe and the bottom of the seas. We have modified DNA and created artificial parts for the human body. Through technology, we can supply an endless stream of information and artificial intelligence.

March 24, 2020 – Coronavirus and Prayer

March 24, 2020 – Coronavirus and Prayer

This pandemic strikes fear and concern even in the hearts of mature believers. Let’s turn to God’s Word for comfort. The book of Lamentations was penned by Jeremiah (a.k.a. the weeping prophet). He wrote this book to teach people that to disobey God is to invite disaster. Jeremiah also shows us God suffers when we suffer.

July 23, 2019 – Where is Your Focus or Gaze?

July 23, 2019 – Where is Your Focus or Gaze?

In Matthew 14 we read about the disciples having a tough night while on a fishing expedition. The wind and waves had carried them many yards from shore and the chill of the early morning hours was setting in. The “fourth watch” was from 3:00-6:00 AM when exhaustion can hang heavy. Deprived of sleep, the imagination wanders and fear can heighten. The dampness clung to and bit at the weariness of these fishermen.

MONEY— A Tool or A Purpose?

MONEY— A Tool or A Purpose?

Money is a wonderful thing if we don’t have the pursuit of wealth as our primary focus.  Someone once said that more people can be trusted with poverty than those who can handle great wealth. No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the...
August 28, 2018 – Coping With Struggles

August 28, 2018 – Coping With Struggles

I can’t remember a time when so many friends were under such physical, mental, and/or spiritual attack. Maybe it’s a sign of my age. Maybe it’s the result of the chaos in the sin-filled world we live in. I don’t know. I do know that there are many people suffering and being challenged.