HARD PRESSED

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 Have ever felt like Paul in this passage? Disappointments, obstacles, failures, conflicts, struggles...

HOW ARE YOU DOING?

God says to us “I remember the devotion of your youth …”  Do we remember the devotion we had as a new believer? How does it rate with our zeal for God today?  Are we full of the little things that bless God, or are we fussing and complaining because we are not getting...

LOVE AS GOD LOVES US

I have been thinking lately what a work for God it is, just loving people. Lilias Trotter I was fresh out of the University of Oregon and did not even know if I’d like kids, I’d not been around any for years. But my home church in Milwaukee needed a Youth Pastor and...

PRAISE AND THANKS

O that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men. Psalms 107:8 As we celebrate THANKSGIVING, let us focus on the Father and not on the food or even the fellowship.   May we strive to complain less and praise Him...

THE DELIGHT OF SACRIFICE

I was reviewing some very old notes and found this written by J. Oswald Sanders. Once “the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit,” we deliberately begin to identify ourselves with Jesus Christ’s interests and purposes in others’ lives...

RIGHT? or RIGHTEOUS?

I spoke this weekend at a church in Wisconsin. I’ve been connected with the church off and on for exactly 40 years. I spoke to them on the topic, “Being Right vs. Being Righteous” because I wanted to study the topic. I began with Psalm 40:10 where David says, “I...