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A Seemingly Insignificant Event!

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October 4, 2019

It would seem to be a matter of no importance that a certain woman, whose name has been forgotten, dropped a tract in the way of a very bad man by the name of Richard Baxter.  He picked up the tract and read it and it became the means of his salvation.  After years, that… Read More ›

The Society for the Public Confession of Sins

I was listening the other day to a student from India who told of a new society they had formed called, “The Society for the Confession of Sins.”  I found such a society to be very interesting and thought to myself how difficult it would be to publicly confess your sins to another in this… Read More ›

The Choice is Ours to Make

Victor Frankl who as a psychiatrist and a Jew was imprisoned by the Nazis in their death camps during World War II.  It was there that he experienced things so repugnant to a normal person’s senses that he could scarcely reduce them to words. Frankl’s parents, brother, and wife died in the camps or were… Read More ›

Cowboys Wanted

Out west it is said that you can tell the character of a cowboy by the type of horse he rode.   The same could be said of a Christian, he might not be riding a horse that is physically seen by the natural eye, but it doesn’t take long for him to be identified by… Read More ›

Father’s Wanted!

I was sitting in a service the other day when the speaker asked those who had never met their biological fathers to come forward to receive prayer.  I was surprised at the large number of people who slowly got out of their seats and came and stood at the front of the church.  I was… Read More ›

Don’t talk to me! I’m in Transition!

For a couple of years now we have been barraged with the word ‘change’.  But there is another word that I am hearing a lot of lately and that word is ‘transition’.  It seems like everywhere you go you hear words like change, shift and transition.  But as much as we hear the words, change… Read More ›

Our Inattentional Blindness Keeps Us–Asleep at the Wheel

The other day a man was videoed sleeping behind the wheel of a self-driving car as it traveled in excess of 70 mph in heavy traffic on a Los Angeles freeway.  As absurd as that sounds it is similar to how many of us go through life.  Even when awake we find ourselves cruising through… Read More ›

A Christians Approach to ‘The Banality of Evil’

If the problem of good and evil, is connected to our ability to tell right from wrong, then we have a personal and moral responsibility to be able to differentiate between what is true and what is a false.

Telling The Truth is a REALLY BIG THING!

          I was watching an interview the other day on YouTube that I found quite interesting.  The man being interviewed was a Dr. of Clinical Psychology and Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto.  The piece was almost over when the interviewer asked him what he struggled with the most.  He looked down for… Read More ›

UP IN SMOKE—A PROPHETIC LOOK AT 2019

Everyone likes to hear prophetic words that are uplifting.  We like it when they rhyme with the year, like ‘open gates in 2008’.  Now that has a nice ring to it, almost poetic.  It is hard to rhyme anything with 2019 so rather than attempt the impossible we thought the pictures below along with the… Read More ›

The First Two Gifts

Christmas is a time when we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the gift of life to a lost and dying world.  We also celebrate the season by the giving of gifts to those we love.  Few realize that the first gifts were given, not to celebrate a pagan festival but, as a loving gift from… Read More ›

‘Where Is God’…When Bad Things Happen To Good People?

All of us were shocked as we watched the news unfold on the horrific crash of the New York limousine that took the lives of 20 people.  In the days that followed we watched as one family held a funeral for eight family members while attending ten additional funerals for close friends.  We listened as… Read More ›

‘The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers’ Influence the Medical Community

In the September issue of Parade Magazine, Dr. Mehmet Oz, star of The Dr. Oz Show was  interviewed concerning his thoughts on Weight loss, Dementia and the Medical Breakthroughs that are quickly transforming health care. First we want to say that we are not personally against or attempting to refute all that Dr. Oz purports… Read More ›

Exposing Schemes of the Deceiver

We see them everywhere, people whose very countenance has the appearance of being troubled or bothered by…something.  Some we try to avoid making eye contact with, others we watch as they have imaginary conversations with, ‘who-knows-who’.  From my observation there are varying degrees of mental illness or being “troubled.” Some appear to function and respond… Read More ›

How To Banish Your Inner Demons

In recent years we have seen an unprecedented rise in the suicide rates within our country.  Not only are people taking their own lives in alarming numbers but we are also seeing a shocking number of disturbed individuals either shooting up classrooms full of children or getting into a vehicle and then driving through a… Read More ›

Ministering Freedom to the ONE!

It was after 11 p.m. and the line of people waiting for prayer continued to grow.  Earlier we had told the congregation that we were going to continue to pray till we had prayed for everyone and because of that the line continued to grow.  We were tired but it was a good tired and… Read More ›

Though The Times They Are A Changing!

Proverbs 4:7 says that “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom.  Though it cost all you have, get understanding.”  The Bible has much to say about the importance that wisdom and understanding has as it pertains to our personal lives.  Though the word of God does not change, our culture which is often defined by its… Read More ›

You Can’t Handle The Truth!

Searching out the truth in a matter can be very difficult.  In today’s society we change terminology to legitimize the guilty by minimizing the terms we use in describing their behavior.  For instance; a person who was once referred to as a ‘porn-star’ is now referred to as an ‘adult film star’ and a woman… Read More ›

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

I have found that the truths that a culture professes are in direct relationship to the moral and ethnic values of that culture. The framers of the Constitution of the United States proclaimed “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain… Read More ›

“What We’ve Got Here…Is Failure to Communicate!” 1967 Film, Cool Hand Luke

I don’t think any of us would deny the fact, that every news organization is in some way biased in their reporting of the news.  I find it sad, that the days of Walter Cronkite are over and along with it any trust we may have that our news is in any way impartial. Personally,… Read More ›

“Jerry, Just Remember, It’s Not A Lie If You Believe It.” George Costanza

If we did a word search for a phrase that is currently featured prominently in our society I am sure that ‘Fake News’ would be somewhere close to the top of the list.  Fake News consist of people or organizations that spread information that they either believe to be accurate or know to be untrue… Read More ›

2018-The Keys to Awareness & Restoration

Everyone, to some degree, is interested in what the Holy Spirit has/is revealing to the church concerning the year ahead.  I find most revelations fall into one of two categories, either everything is coming up roses or it’s the end of the world.  It seems like there are just not many middle of the road… Read More ›

How to change the way we see!

Every year Christmas seems to arrive a little bit sooner than it had the previous year and yet when it is over we are amazed at how fast the time went by.  Afterwards, we make a mental note reminding us not to become so overwhelmed by all the activity that we forget to keep Jesus… Read More ›

How Well Do We Really See?

When you look at the picture on the right do you see a young woman or an old woman?  Interestingly enough many can see only one or the other.  With practice it is possible to see both but to do so you have to focus your eyes on a neutral area.  If you see only… Read More ›

Destroying The Enemy Within

Years ago there was a comic strip written by Walt Kelly whose main character, ‘Pogo’ introduced us to a phrase that so captured man’s humanity that it has become a main stay in pop culture.  In the cartoon ‘Pogo’ stands looking at his self in a full-length mirror, while the caption above his reflection reads,… Read More ›