Prayer, Preaching, Perception

Colossians 4:2 ESV Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. Sometimes, when I have heard people talk about the need to “read your Bible and pray,” I have found that their perception of prayer is of a very specific time set apart each day for talking to God, oftentimes specifically for bringing … Continue reading Prayer, Preaching, Perception

Lest We Forget

An Allegory The Characters: Eros – the Institutional church – man-made, market-driven, flesh-driven Jess – the true church – true believers in Jesus Christ, body of Christ Flash – the false gospel – self-serving, denying Christ, destroys true gospel Salt – the true gospel – death with Christ to sin, living to his righteousness The … Continue reading Lest We Forget

Should I Not Preach Jesus

Jesus said that we are to go into all of the world and to make disciples of him of all nations, baptizing and teaching them to obey all that he has commanded us (See Mt. 28:18-20). He said that when the Spirit of God comes upon us, whom we receive when we believe in Jesus … Continue reading Should I Not Preach Jesus

Truth and Lies

Not everyone tells the truth. Not everyone can be trusted. There are many people who tell lies habitually, i.e. it is their practice. Many times they believe their own lies, too, and even if they do hear the truth, and even if they do acknowledge the truth some of the time, “when the rubber meets … Continue reading Truth and Lies

Persuasive Arguments

The Lord Jesus led me to read Colossians 2 (vv. 1-7 NASB). We have been instructed in scripture to expect to be opposed, if we are truly following Jesus Christ with our lives. But, it isn’t just us who are being opposed, but it is the gospel of our salvation which is coming under fire, … Continue reading Persuasive Arguments

Spiritually Appraised

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:17 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Lord, I Need You.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read 1 Corinthians 2 (NASB). The Power of God (vv. 1-5) And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of … Continue reading Spiritually Appraised

Our Mission

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 1:27 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “O Zion, Haste.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read selected scriptures (ESV). His Witnesses (Acts 1:8) “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem … Continue reading Our Mission