Testify!

"But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God" (Acts 20:24 ESV). Standing in front of a courtroom with your hand on... Continue Reading →

Free

“Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses” (Acts 13:38-39 ESV). In the summer between third and fourth grade my Dad was... Continue Reading →

Young and Old

“I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread” (‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:25‬ ‭ESV‬‬). As I write this it's my 50th birthday (yesterday, Nov. 13). This is a big one, so I've spent a bit of time reflecting on my life thus far, as... Continue Reading →

Say So!

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble” (Psalms 107:1-2 ESV). Have you ever been someplace to eat and the food was so amazing that you could hardly wait until you got home... Continue Reading →

Holiness to Completion

“Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God”‭‭ (2 Corinthians‬ ‭7:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬). When someone who is not usually "dressy" dons a suit & tie or a nice dress, we say that they "clean up nice." A shave... Continue Reading →

Come!

"...so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him" (Hebrews 9:28 ESV). It is true! Jesus Is coming again! Jesus came the first time to bring salvation-- the grace that delivered us... Continue Reading →

Upheld By The Lord

“If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence. When I thought, "My foot slips," your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul”(‭‭Psalms‬ ‭94:17-19‬ ‭ESV‬‬ emphasis mine). As disciples, Jesus followers, we... Continue Reading →

Duty

“So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty'” (‭‭Luke‬ ‭17:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬). "Before you get any dessert, you need to eat all of your dinner." "You won't get your allowance until your room is clean and you've made your... Continue Reading →

Aging Well

“O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come” (Psalms‬ ‭71:17-18‬ ‭ESV‬‬). When I was a young man I... Continue Reading →

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