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Ask For Wisdom

I’ve been giving some thought to James 1:5 recently. It goes like this: “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” Why would God set up a process for us to obtain wisdom? He could just give it to us. That would be so much easier. Yet, think of it this way, asking for His wisdom and…

His Body Together

The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ…If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the…

Have You Trusted In Jesus?

In a span of 8-9 days he won the hearts of a busload of preachers. We were visiting the Holy Land, and the personable man was our Jewish tour guide. Each day he greeted us with his wonderful smile, clever sense of humor, and incredible knowledge of Israel. From the story of Abraham and Isaac to the account of Jesus’ resurrection our guide had it all down. Yet as the week…

Choose To Fellowship

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another… – Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV) Many years ago, former American POW’s were interviewed to determine what methods used by the enemy had been most effective in breaking their spirit. Researchers learned…

Just Blowing Wind?

I experienced it again. You know those times when you are meditating on Scripture and suddenly…Aha! You see something that you have missed the numerous times before when you were reading that same passage. My latest experience came from reading the following verse:I experienced it again. You know those times when you are meditating on Scripture and…

But Wait

Waiting on the Lord is HARD! His timetable is often contrary to our “hurry-up-I-need-it-now” timetable. We’re looking for immediate answers from Him when He is working toward lasting character growth in us.  Our personal agenda is top priority yet God is weaving His agenda in and through the 7 billion people living on earth at the same time. When we call Him up in prayer…

Commissioned

Back in the 1970’s a statewide scandal came to light in Oklahoma when it was learned in county after county that hundreds of county commissioners were guilty of taking kickbacks on contracts for roads, bridges, dams, and other county construction projects, as well as pocketing money on county purchases. Those guilty commissioners disgraced a noble word “commission”. This…

Restoration

Remember the “Humpty Dumpty” nursery rhyme?      Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall      Humpty Dumpty had a great fall      All the King’s horses and all the King’s men      Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again.      Life is sometimes like that, isn’t it? John’s Gospel records the meeting between Jesus and the Samaritan woman, a woman who had fallen off the wall once too…

Death – Friend or Foe?

I hate death. I really hate death. I’ve buried my four grandparents, my wife’s parents, 2 brothers, and my dad. Not a one of them was I ready to give up to death. As pastor I’ve taken part in hundreds of funerals for church members. Those I had known for a while had become friends. Death was an intruder that took people I love away from my life. Death, even took the life…

Unfinished Business

Recently our church experienced deep grief over the death of a member. Our brother was a behind the scenes handyman upon whom the church and members called upon quite frequently for help with “handyman” projects – from our cars (church vans) to lawn equipment to jobs around the house to appliances. In addition, his humor often helped others deal with their sad…