The Source of Great Insecurity

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." (John 14:18) I was raised in a home with two very devoted parents. As children during the great depression, they were very careful about spending, saving, and family ties. As participants of World War II they were strong, self-sacrificing, and mature. I grew … Continue reading The Source of Great Insecurity

GIVE THANKS ETERNALLY

To give thanks properly it must come from the heart and climax in the glory of God. It is an act of gratitude that focuses on the eternal creator. The person who gives thanks properly lives in a state of thanksgiving, not just when the circumstances are good, but all the time, even during times … Continue reading GIVE THANKS ETERNALLY

A NEW LENGTH AND A NEW LOOK

Undoubtedly, it is important at times to take the counsel of friends and family who have our best interest at heart, even when they say things we might not want to hear. Sometimes other people know better than we do or maybe that's often times.  For some time my wife has been telling me that … Continue reading A NEW LENGTH AND A NEW LOOK

THE SPIRIT FILLED LIFE

Just as the Christian is justified once and forever and yet in time needs forgiveness and cleansing for his soul, even so he is indwelt by the Spirit of the living God and yet needs to be continually filled.

THE IMPORTANCE OF RELATIONSHIPS

The first relationship, which should greatly surpass all others is the relationship we have with our God. Furthermore, the relationships we have with others should supercede every other goal we set.

7 ELEMENTS TO PROMOTE HEARTFELT WORSHIP

Thank you for liking my blog on worship. Just the concern for worship is encouraging to me.

Godly Increase

Worship depends upon the state of a person’s heart before God, and since no one can know with absolute certainty the condition of another person’s heart, it is always best not to judge.  Words and deeds can give clear indication as to whether or not a person knows the Lord.  Such is the case of a person that persecutes a Christian unto death.  Ultimately such a person can come to Christ, as did the Apostle Paul, but he certainly was not a Christian at the stoning of Stephen.

The topic that I would like to explore in this blog might be better understood by asking the question, is the environment that we find ourselves on a Sunday morning conducive to heartfelt worship?  Does the time you spend on Sunday morning with believers encourage you to worship?  Worship being defined by that state of being that bows low before the throne…

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 30 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading 2014 in review

The Eleven Most Surprising Words in the Bible

Today, many people believe that God is loving and nothing more.  It is believed that God will only send the worse type of people (the Hitler’s) to hell, and the rest will certainly be forgiven for whatever small things they do wrong.  However, many people have a false assurance of their own salvation, and wrong … Continue reading The Eleven Most Surprising Words in the Bible

Surpass Religious Righteousness or else

Did you ever wonder who Jesus was talking to when He said, “You are the salt of the earth… you are the light of the world?”  Toward the end of Matthew 5 there is a clear indication to whom He was speaking, “And if you only greet your brothers, what more do you do? Even … Continue reading Surpass Religious Righteousness or else

Unreasonable People

"And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper."  Romans 1:28 If you have ever talked with someone who would not listen to you, then you know what it means when the bible says, "they did … Continue reading Unreasonable People