Vague Surrenders

We like vague surrenders.  It is easy to make a general surrender when we are singing, “I Surrender All”.  The wayward child, the divorce, the lost job, the empty bank account, the dreaded diagnosis, Continue reading

Jesus is Lord

The shortest creedal statement in the NT is “Jesus is Lord”.  This Christian confession cannot come form the heart and soul unless the Holy Spirit reveals it to us.  Flesh and blood can’t reveal it Continue reading

Unconditional Love

Unconditional love is such a beautiful thing.  It is such a God thing.  A person may have personality traits that rub us the wrong way.  To love that person with the love of the One who loves us sets Continue reading

God Makes a Way

I am grateful today for the God who sees us through difficult times.  We look out in front of us and we see uncrossable valleys and insurmountable mountains.  Jesus the Way makes a way for us.  He Continue reading

God Works in Bad Things

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” Rom 8:28 (NASB).   God does not cause all things in a fallen Continue reading

Forgiving Yourself

Forgiving myself is to embrace fully, completely, and without reservations God’s forgiveness of me.  If God has forgiven me nothing can be gained from continuing to beat myself up over past sins.  He Continue reading

One Commandment

Jesus taught what the Great Commandment was.  "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might” Deuteronomy 6:5 (NASB).  The second is like it, 'You Continue reading

Loss of Freedom

Christian freedom being lost by a return to bondage is a strong warning of Paul in Rom 6 and Gal 5.  “For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for Continue reading

The Faith Journey

The journey of faith may begin in a moment but is to be lived out in a life-long relationship of obedience, trust and surrender.  In the absence of these there is no real faith.  James said, “Show me Continue reading

Worship as Sacrifice

The fact that Christ sacrificed Himself on the cross does not mean that there are no sacrifices for us.  As Christ sacrificed Himself fully we too are to sacrifice ourselves fully to God.  There is no Continue reading