The Gospel Is The Power Of God

                “For we know, brothers loved by God, that He has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction.”                                                                                                                                                                 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5a                 “The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia – your… Continue reading The Gospel Is The Power Of God

Restore Us

                “Restore us, O God; make your face shine upon us, that we might be saved.”                                                                                                                                                                                 Psalm 80:3                 It never ceases to amaze me how the Scriptures continuously build the case for the new birth.  In the eightieth Psalm we encounter a worship song which was written to be sung as a prayer… Continue reading Restore Us

The LORD’s Answer

                “The LORD answered Moses, “Is the LORD’s arm too short?  You will now see whether or not what I say will come true for you.””                                                                                                                                                                 Numbers 11:23                 The context for this verse is another time of judgement for the people of Israel as they wandered in the wilderness.  No matter how faithful… Continue reading The LORD’s Answer

Paying Attention

                “But they refused to pay attention; stubbornly they turned their backs and stopped up their ears.  They made their hearts as hard as flint and would not listen to the law or to the words that the Lord Almighty has sent by His Spirit through the earlier prophets.  So the Lord Almighty was very… Continue reading Paying Attention

An Act Of God

                “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”                                                                                                                                 John 3:3                 I have been reflecting over the past few days about birthdays.    My Son and a Grandson have Birthdays this month.  A number of friends have also celebrated birthdays recently.  For each one… Continue reading An Act Of God

Come To Me

“Take My yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”                                                                                                                                                 Matthew 11:28-30 During the past few weeks I have been reading Marva Dawn’s Keeping the Sabbath Wholly which focuses… Continue reading Come To Me

Micah’s Psalm

                “But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.  Do not gloat over me, my enemy!  Though I have fallen, I will rise.  Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.  Because I have sinned against Him, I… Continue reading Micah’s Psalm

God’s Plan For You

                “In that day I will restore David’s fallen tent.  I will repair its broken places, restore its ruins, and build it as it used to be, so that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations that bear My Name, declares the Lord, who will do all these things.”                                                                                                                                                                 Amos… Continue reading God’s Plan For You