This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all. But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Why me, Lord?
Building People of Substance for Works of Power When I first attended a Holy Spirit church back in 1980, the initial shock was the worship. One guy led it on a keyboard. It was upbeat. The people clapped and raised their hands. They occasionally sang in some foreign language, and it was downright eerie. Instead … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart: Keep on Singin’
I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he comes to set up his Kingdom: Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. For a … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Don’t Believe the Myth
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
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 KJV Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NLT Hebrews 12:1 In a poll of random acquaintances, I asked the question, “When you hear the term … Continue reading Man Alive: Inner Strength
The world of the dead is hungry for them, and it opens its mouth wide. It gulps down the nobles of Jerusalem along with the noisy crowd of common people. Everyone will be disgraced, and all who are proud will be humbled. But the LORD Almighty shows his greatness by doing what is right, and … Continue reading Sunday Supernaturally: Open Pit
“Moving Christians from the pew to the harvest.” Matthew 9:36-38 Write the Vision! July has come and gone, and it was a good month. Judy and I are generally healthy, and we are continuing to find ways to be of service to others. If you know me, then you know my passion for the Word … Continue reading July Update from Pastor Virgil