How Things Look

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 ESV Putting on Masks How a person … Continue reading How Things Look

Who Do You Say?

Matthew 16:13-17 ESV Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say … Continue reading Who Do You Say?

Chosen for What?

Ephesians 1:3-6 ESV Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us … Continue reading Chosen for What?

Love and Grace

Have you sinned against God? We all have! Did you feel shame and guilt for what you did? Been there. Done that, too! If you didn’t, that’s a problem. Did you wish for a way out from under your yoke of slavery to sin? I did, and I hope you did, too, or that you … Continue reading Love and Grace

Outside the Box

Has God ever called you to do something, or to a ministry, which was “outside the box”? To something unconventional by human standards? To something that didn’t fit in with the norms of institutional religion? And, you knew, that by accepting this call on your life, that you were going to face the possibility of … Continue reading Outside the Box

What is Your Calling?

The Lord Jesus led me to read varied scriptures on the subject of our calling. Do you know what your calling is? Are you a follower of Jesus Christ? Have you been born again of the Spirit of God? Are you indwelt with the Holy Spirit? Then, you have been called of God to be … Continue reading What is Your Calling?

For His Praise

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:11 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “The Ransom.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Ephesians 1 (ESV). Chosen by God (vv. 1-10) Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful … Continue reading For His Praise