Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Salvation

Yes, God Really Does Delight In Us.

2 SAMUEL 22:17-20 “He sent from on high, he took me; he drew me out of many waters. He rescued me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued…

The Dangers of “What-if?” Living

PROVERBS 22:13 – The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside! I shall be killed in the streets!” Let’s imagine standing beside the individual looking out a picture window at the street and we hear with an animated voice of fear, “There is a lion outside. I shall be killed in the streets.” We might respond with , “Really? Is the circus…

Pain and the Christian Life

2 CORINTHIANS 12:7-10 – So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is…

The Way to Prevent a Lukewarm Heart

PSALM 59:16–17 But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress. O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.” Yes, the…

Storms of Life

PSALM 57:1 – Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.” Physical storms of destruction. They come in various forms. Hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, crippling snowstorms, howling and devastating winds are just a few. With technological advancements…