For exaltation comes neither from the east Nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge: He puts down one, And exalts another. Psalms 75:6-7 NKJV So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, … Continue reading A Primer on Voting
I thank God for vaccines. You have every right to your opinion. It’s your life. But vaccines, along with antibiotics, have changed the face of humanity. And that for the good. Let me just recap a few of the biggies. For most of these, I remember when they were common and scary, and I knew … Continue reading Curmudgeon Alert: Thoughts on Vaccines
"4 In the human body there are many parts and organs, each with a unique function. 5 And so it is in the body of Christ. For though we are many, we've all been mingled into one body in Christ. This means that we are all vitally joined to one another, with each contributing to … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Use it or Lose It
A few days ago, my wife and I were watching television news. As we cringed at another video of “protestors” screaming and gesticulating in the face of police officers, we were struck by the hatred that spewed out. Unreasoning, shrieking, and red-faced, the black-clad young people seemed to be driven by some dark force beyond … Continue reading Verbal Vitriol? That’s Unacceptable!
Word for the Day: All things to all men. This has been very difficult to write. I watch the videos of cities being burned, property being destroyed, and the police being vilified, and my flesh wants to fight back. On the other hand, when I hear the phrase “Black lives matter,” I have to say, … Continue reading Silence? That’s Unacceptable!
Look deep into my heart, God, and find out everything I am thinking. Don't let me follow evil ways, but lead me in the way that time has proven true. (Psalms 139:23-24 CEV) The day has finally come. The city has asked us all to wear masks in public. That means that today, in church, I … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Cover Face, Open Heart
The weapons we use in our fight are not the world's weapons but God's powerful weapons, which we use to destroy strongholds. We destroy false arguments;2 Corinthians 10:4 GNB Use Your Weapons Let me begin with a disclaimer. I actually have come to like President Trump. When he first ran, his manner was very off-putting … Continue reading Fighting the Right Fight
"This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NLT In a poll of random acquaintances, I asked the question, “When you hear the term manhood, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?” I tallied the … Continue reading Man Alive: Courageous
Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5 NKJV As I have loved you... What a great idea! My hope is sure because God has poured His love into my heart. The phrase “the love … Continue reading Pouring Out the Love of God
Building People of Substance for Works of Power Judy and I went out for tacos the other day. We went to a favorite spot and enjoyed carne asada, carnitas, and a fabulous cheese crisp. The place was quite busy and the atmosphere jovial. At one point, I visited the men’s room. It only has room … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Priorities for Preachers