Month: June 2019

7 Ways to be closer to God

Children have a purity about them that is hard to find in adults.  A young heart is more open and ready to love and a young mind is more inclined to change.  One of the best ways to be closer to God is to…

The Power of Serving Others

Many of us are caught in a seemingly never-ending cycle of racing off to work, then racing home to handle family issues, juggling one problem after another, hoping to find a moment of peace before it all starts over again.  There certainly isn’t time…

Growing in the Lord

If you’re a follower of Jesus Christ, your roots are firmly planted in the Lord.  The question then becomes are you growing in the Lord?  Are your roots sinking deep into the soil and are your branches reaching up toward the sun?  Are you…

The Book of James

The book of James was written by Jesus’ half-brother; a man who grew up with Jesus, knew him intimately, and was by his side for much of his ministry.  This book is therefore filled with the wisdom of Jesus; much of which parallels the…

Run the Race

Even many of the most committed Christians sometimes have doubts. When life seems to be a series of negative encounters rather than the joy filled life we all desire, it is a natural response to turn to God and ask why.  The truth is,…

Boy Erased

Not everything found in the Bible applies precisely to the world we live in today.  Some things need to be understood as proclamations for the time in which they were written.  Of course, there are many who will not agree with that point of…

The Teachings of Jesus

Every word of the Bible is important; however, it could be said that the most important words are those attributed to Jesus.  What an extraordinary experience it must have been to be in the presence of the Son of God.  His many miracles, healing…

Division

The apostle Paul ends the book of Romans with a discussion about division in the church.  Those Christians who were brought up with the Jewish traditions were concerned about those Christians who were not following the traditional Jewish religious rules and regulations.  Paul spends…

Prescription for Christian Living

In chapters twelve and thirteen of the book of Romans, the apostle Paul gives us a long list of do’s and don’ts that paint a graphic picture of a well-managed Christian life.  It would be a good idea to keep this list on your…

Mercy

You do not deserve God’s favor.  No one does.  It is not until we have fully accepted that understanding that we can even approach God.  There is absolutely nothing we can do to achieve God’s standard of righteousness.  Our only hope is that God…