Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, Acts 2:44 NKJV This characterization of the very first gatherings of believers is usually thought of as referring to temporal stuff. This spirit of community and spontaneous generosity is inspiring in today’s “me” culture. It seems to me to go deeper than that. … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: It’s a Joint Venture
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.Ephesians 4:32 NKJV Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another. Romans 12:10 NKJV Try a Little Kindness Sometimes I just have to turn off the TV. The evening news is … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Try a Little Kindness
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 I Beg You: Vote Informed
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