Cross Bearing

Scripture Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.” ~Mark 8:34, NLT Quote “Jesus” never comes next; He is always before and above. ~Chriswell Freeman The Roman Empire was built…

Staying Sharp

Scripture If an iron axhead is blunt and a workman does not sharpen its edge, he must exert a great deal of effort. ~Ecclesiastes 10:10, NET Quote Workaholics are not hero’s who save the day…generally, they are dull people who spend the day doing something the hard way. ~Ya’akov My daddy was a hard worker…

Let His Light Shine

Scripture Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. ~Matthew 5:16, NASB Quote Live a life of blessing others and you will always be blessed. ~Jonathan Cahn I learn something new everyday or so it seems. I did…

Everyone Needs A Safe Place

Scripture I say, “I wish I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and settle in a safe place! ~Psalm 55:6, NET Quote We all long for security: we want to feel safe and secure. ~Tim Childers Tim Childers {Mike’s cousin} tells the story of the woman who was terrified of storms. I…

The Apocalypse

Scripture At present we see things as if in a mirror, and are puzzled; but then we shall see them face to face. For at present, the knowledge I gain is imperfect; but then I shall know HIM fully, even as I am fully known. ~1 Corinthians 13:12, Weymouth Quote Only if we come as…

You Can Count On It!

Scripture But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. ~Psalm 37:11, NKJV Quote If Jesus said it, that settles it; whether you believe it or not. ~Jack Taylor I do love Psalm 37 and the promise stated in verse eleven. Jesus quotes this verse in the beatitudes,…

Hopeless Hope

Scripture Under utterly hopeless circumstances he {Abraham} hopefully believed. ~Romans 4:18, Weymouth Quote Our goal is not to simply to survive the storm, but to triumph in it. ~Charles Stanley Peter said, Therefore, get your minds ready for action by being fully sober, and set your hope completely on the grace that will be brought…

Authority, Who Has It?

Scripture Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations. ~Matthew 28:18-19, NLT Quote Make it your goal to live your life wholly in the will of God. ~Jonathan Cahn I do not want to be accused of imitating…

Our Way Or His Way

Scripture All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way. ~Isaiah 53:6, NASB Quote Right in the middle of PRIDE and SIN is the unbending and stiff-necked I. ~Author Unknown David said in Psalm 10, The wicked are too proud to seek God. They seem to think that God is…

The KISS Formula

Scripture There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” ~Luke 10:42, NLT Quote Keep your life as simple as possible: your joy depends on it! ~Chriswell Freeman One of the early pit falls in the preaching ministry is the tendency to…