Did Jesus Really ‘Mean’ It?

When Jesus was starting his public ministry, early on He went to His hometown of Nazareth. He went to the synagogue, and offered to read. The scroll of the Prophet Isaiah was handed to Him, and He found the spot where he read… “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,     for he has anointed me to […]

Invitation

You know that feeling– The feeling you get when you go to the mailbox to get your mail and find something unexpected? Not your typical bills and junk mail, but an envelope with your name on it that looks like a card, or an invitation?   You drop the other stuff on the counter, and […]

Boldly Follow God’s Call!

You want to follow God, right? You want to know His will and do it. You want to listen for His voice, then follow. …and you assume that your family and friends want to support you in doing so…right? Not necessarily. For sure, most of us have family members or friends who will support us […]

Power Source

Power. One thing we all need, and it’s the key to progress. If you have ‘power’, you can make improvements, invent new things, have comfortable environments, light up dark spaces, etc. When the power goes out, however, you’re stuck. There seems to be a continual quest to invent/discover new ways of making power go further, […]

Thirsty?

My buddies and I loved to play basketball in the summer. We’d spend hours at each others’ houses playing in driveways or on backyard courts. We had no other agenda in 7th and 8th grade…before we got jobs…and loved hanging out. After hours playing ball in the summer sun at my friend Rob’s house, we’d […]

Deeper and Higher!

If you are a Believer in Jesus Christ, you know that God loves you. That, after all, is the main reason that He sent His son into the world! “God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God […]

Fear–a Good Motivator?

Fear. We’ve all felt it. We’ve all experienced it. Something goes ‘bump’ in the night and wakes us up. Someone threatens us. Opposition arises to a cause, a belief, a person we hold dear. Fear can be complex. It can drive us to a ‘fight or flight’ response. But we often get it wrong. Some […]