The idea of a growing church on one level flies in the face of current statistics that show churches dwindling. On the other hand, after reading about revivals and movements of God like the Jesus Revolution, I see this time in history as a ripe time for revival! We have so much chaos, instability, uncertainty […]
Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. David C. Grabbe, writer for Bible Tools says, “The reverential awe and respect—fear—of God is what produces wisdom in making sound choices, in having good judgment, in understanding cause and effect. The fear of God makes for a good life—not just for the self, but […]
As we begin a new year, where in your life do you need a new perspective?
Look at Psalm 119:18. We have to remember that so much of the violence and crime we read about is part of a huge spiritual battle. The devil has come to steal, kill, and destroy. Jesus has come […]
Jesus is the Incarnate Word. Dr. Halley’s wrote in Halley’s Handbook that “God became a man in order to win humanity to Himself. God could have made human beings with an instinct to do His will, but He chose rather to give them power to decide for themselves their attitude toward their Creator. But […]
Look at Romans 1:21-32. Exchanging glory –giving glory to the creation instead of the Creator, is key here. Suppressing the Truth and living with the assumption that we are the captain of our ship and that everything has a natural explanation will leave us shipwrecked on an island of futility and the deep consequences of […]
In Acts, Chapter 8, Philip was heading back south to Jerusalem and preaching the Gospel as he went, helping fulfill the Great Commission when he got a sudden change of plans. An angel of the Lord told him to take the road heading south of Jerusalem into the desert! Doesn’t sound like a big revival’s […]
God wants us to seek Him, not the signs that point to Him. We can get caught up in looking for the signs. Going to a church for the evidence of the Holy Spirit and not the Spirit. For the amazement and wonder and not the Wonder-maker. To see the miracle and not meet the […]
Read Ephesians 1:18, Colossians 3:1-4, and 1 Peter 4:14.
Knowing we are safe with Jesus gives us the right perspective. That’s how Stephen was able to endure martyrdom in Acts 7. We are safe because we are already saved! We are already with Christ positionally outside of time. Look at Ephesians 2:4-6. The devil […]
Sometimes God allows affliction in our lives to help sanctify us and develop Christlike character. Look at Isaiah 48:10. Regardless, when God is on your side, we know He is working in you and through you to bring about His will, help you fulfill His mission in you, and become more like Jesus. Look at […]