FOLLOWING JESUS

What does it mean to be a follower of Christ? That’s a loaded question, isn’t it? I think it would be safe to begin with Peter, Andrew, James, and John, and what it meant to them. Well, first, these disciples, when they heard Jesus’ voice, obeyed without delay. The Bible says that they immediately followed…

JUMP IN

Several years ago, I was confronted with three mindsets that are in God’s church. Let me preface, that of the three, only one really should be present.   The first, I love God’s church to benefit from it. This is a takers mindset, which sort of goes against what Jesus taught.   Second, I love…

THREE QUESTIONS

So, let me ask you three questions, and in light of them, you discover whether it describes you or not.   First, are you smoking what you’re selling? I like to call this lordship. In other words, are you living rightly? Is the who that you are expressing the person you are professing? Is your…

MOMENTS

Now is the time to decide, “I am on the Lord’s side.” The fact is, too many people ride fences, watching, waiting, but they never get into the game and about making a difference. My friends, God’s people are all about making a difference – an eternal difference.   Now, with that said, allow me…

THREE C’S

One of the most poignant pieces of advice I received early in my call was…stay calm, stay connected, stay the course.   Think about that? Stay CALM. That ability to develop an attitude of confidence – in who God is and what He has called us to. When you are fully convinced, as He is,…

CONFLICT

I think we’ve all been in relationships where conflict occurred. I heard it said that a lot of relationships are like two porcupines trying to survive an Arctic winter. Think about that?   So, how do we learn to fight fairly? How do we stay the course without simply throwing in the towel? I get…

SHARE IN THE FEAST

We read in Isaiah, “If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land” (Isaiah 1:19). Now, note the two requirements that are given if we are to share in the feast God has for us. They are to be willing and to obey.   Now, to be willing denotes a…

TRIALS

I don’t know about you, but when I go through difficult times, it seems a whole lot easier to endure them when I know the outcome – especially, if the outcome is worth the hardship. However, the problem with this line of thinking is that my idea of a good outcome may not be the…

CHILD OF GOD

God’s pleasure is not based on what we do for Him. It’s based on whether you are His child.   If you are IN Christ, you are a child OF God, and He accepts you because you are IN Christ. Because the Father is pleased with His Son, He is also pleased with you. You…

DAY AND NIGHT

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night” (Psalm 1:1-2).   Like a cow chewing its…