A Different View of Christmas

A Different View of Christmas

The Christmas Story we celebrate every year centers around a promised birth, a star, shepherds, magi, a manger and a baby. What most people don’t realize is that the story is more than a night in a manger. For instance, did you know Mary, a young teenager, “hurriedly” made an 80 mile journey to the […]

Something we seldom say “Thanks” for

Something we seldom say “Thanks” for

Like a fly on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, we often fail to recognize the wonder that surrounds us. This Thanksgiving, join me in thanking God for something we often take for granted. In Psalm 139:14-15 David wrote: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise […]

The Church Has Been Deceived Part 2

Without repentance, it’s impossible to overpower compulsive lust. Can’t be done. Nor can we harness explosive rage, bitterness, fear, self-hatred, jealousy, addiction, fear, suicidal thoughts and other controlling sins. We can pray over them. Seek therapy for them. Memorize scripture about them. But until we repent those sins will remain. Why? Because until we repent […]

Don’t Pray for More Power. Pray for This.

Don’t Pray for More Power. Pray for This.

When Paul prayed for the Ephesians he didn’t ask God to give them more power.  Instead, he prayed they would comprehend the power available to them.  Specifically, he asked God to enable them to understand that they have access to the same power God used when he raised Jesus from the dead and seated him […]