Hot Air

Scripture Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath. ~Psalm 62:9, NIV Quote If we trust God supremely, we no longer fully trust anything else. ~Timothy Keller If I were starting all over as a pastor, …

When We See Jesus

Scripture As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness. ~Psalm 17:15, NIV Quote To gaze into the infinite beauty of Christ and to receive such infinite love will give us satisfaction that will last for all eternity. ~Timothy Keller We live in …

Apostates In The Church

Scripture  I say this because some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives. The condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. ~Jude 4 Quote No need to look for hypocrites …

Christ Haters

Scripture “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.”  ~John 15:18, NASB Quote Some people in the world are Christ lovers and some are Christ haters but all are fixated on Christ. ~Marilyn Monroe {I kid you not} We have a lot of naive people who think that everyone in …

Chain Reaction

Scripture Your laws are wonderful. No wonder I obey them! The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand.  ~Psalm 119:129-130, NLT Quote If the Israelites had obeyed God’s commandments, there is no imagining how much God would have blessed them. ~Ya’akov This stanza contains a progression and everything begins with worship …

Sin and Judgment

Scripture When He burned with anger, He took away Israel’s power. He pulled back His powerful right hand as the enemy approached. His burning anger blazed out in Jacob’s land. It burned up everything that was near it. ~Lamentations 2:3, NIRV Quote Sin is the most destructive force in the universe and it carries it’s …

Our Sin Is Hard To See

Scripture He praises himself so much that he can’t see his sin or hate it. ~Psalms 36:2, NIRV Quote Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself this question: “What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?” ~Marcus Aurelius It took me almost 20 years to …

Celebrities Or Babies

Scripture The LORD takes delight in those who have respect for HIM. ~Psalms 147:11, NIRV Quote Liberals are children [immature], whiney, spoiled children. ~Stugotz Unfortunately for us, many atheletes have achieved celebrity status. Not only do they think like unholywooders, they expouse the same childish diatribe. Stan Van Gundy, the coach of the Detroit Pistons, …

A Heavy Burden

Scripture My guilt overwhelms me–it is too heavy to bear. ~Psalms 38:4 Quote “It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.” ~Oscar Wilde ‘Heavy’ is an oft used adjective in the Old Testament…heavy hand, heavy taxes, heavy burdens, heavy loses, heavy blow, heavy load, heavy yoke but more times than not in …