When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, "Do you want to be made well?" The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; someone else always … Continue reading Do You Want To Be Well?
"There will not come a day when you will have "arrived" and become perfect in your flesh. Only Jesus is perfect. There race for perfection is a never-ending pursuit, but the race toward Jesus is a never-ending joy. Gretchen Saffles, Redefined I saw a little story about this Belgian couple named Camille and Jean who … Continue reading Influencers
The guest speaker at our church yesterday gave a moving sermon on the topic of hypocrisy amongst Christians and the whole "I don't go to church because the church is full of hypocrites" argument made by many in our culture. I'm not sure where we came up with the idea that church is or should … Continue reading Sober-Minded Hypocrites
It has been a heckuva week at sea, as they say. I sit here wrapped up in blankets watching the snow fall out my window, wondering where spring has run off to, and staring at a little verse highlighted in my Bible: "For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; … Continue reading Tragedy And Daily Bread
I don't rely on the USA Today for my news or opinions, so I missed this snazzy little article the other day proclaiming that a great "revelation" has occurred in American churches that is bringing "joy and happiness" to millions! Sadly, this revelation is being met with "resistance and retrenchment" by others though, throwing a … Continue reading Growing Without Direction
Easter has come and gone. I was reminded of this no less than ten times yesterday when I heard and saw numerous ads for Mother's Day. Overnight, the stores have done away with all things bunny-related and have moved on in their push to get us thinking about the next thing. Not so fast please. … Continue reading Jesus On The Beach
"Where in your life do you need to know that "it is finished"? Where in your life are you still trying to earn your way, prove your worth, control your future, or get what's already yours in Christ? What responsibility do you take as your own that was never yours to begin with? "It is … Continue reading Finished