We shall never forget

“Is it nothing to you, all you that pass by? Behold and see if there is any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, with which the Lord has afflicted me in the day of His fierce anger.”  ~Lamentations 1:12 ~ Today, September 11, 2016 is a very somber day for many … More We shall never forget

How addiction counseling ignited understanding of salvation

Early to mid-fall of 1995, divorce happened. It was probably the most challenging time in one’s life. Fear and uncertainty truly caused some resentment and bitterness. Through this period, another dramatic pivotal point came about. Having walked into a Saturday evening service, I walked out completely refreshed, truly born again and renewed. Within a few … More How addiction counseling ignited understanding of salvation

The greatest commandment – the need to love God

  To love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength is all-consuming and all-encompasing. It is no lukewarm endeavor. It is total commitment of our very being – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – to love of the Lord. What is the greatest commandment? When the Sadduccee’s challenged Christ on the doctrine of … More The greatest commandment – the need to love God

Scriptures – The living word of God that transforms

Note to the reader: These devotionals are from Evenings with Jesus – A series of devotional readings for the closet and the family. Taken from the late Reverend William Jay. The Holy Scriptures – 2 Timothy 3:15 The Scriptures are a revelation from God, and are “able to make us wise unto salvation.” Let us therefore inquire what … More Scriptures – The living word of God that transforms

Are you “Saved”?

I happened to read Matt Lemon’s blog article – You aren’t “Saved” today. His article comes from a Latter-day Saint background and understanding of salvation. The focus and intent is not on the debate of whether we are saved by grace alone (Sola Gratia) or by Grace and Works. His focus seems to come from an … More Are you “Saved”?

Finding authentic happiness in the Christian life

Today, as we continue into the new year of transformation, let us ponder where we are seeking our happiness. Are we seeking after external things to put our trust in that may bring us happiness? If so, this will become short lived and we will become tired of it. However, if one is seeking an authentic and true happiness that is enduring and ever maturing, then we must turn our hearts and minds toward Jesus Christ and through the power of our faith and Grace in Christ alone, is there sustainable true happiness in our lives. Happiness is one of the many authentic trademarks of a transformed life that has been fully turned over to the will of a Sovereign God. … More Finding authentic happiness in the Christian life

Spurgeon’s Sermons Volume 44: 1898 – Christian Classics Ethereal Library

The following is an excerpt from Charles Spurgeon’s sermon on Nahum 1:7. HAVE you read this chapter through? It is a very terrible one—it is like the rushing of a mighty river when it is nearing a waterfall. It boils, seethes and flows with overwhelming force, bearing everything before it, yet, right in the middle … More Spurgeon’s Sermons Volume 44: 1898 – Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Is there a crisis of the simple message about grace?

Is there a crisis of grace in today’s churches? Reading through a recent edition of Christianity Today, an Op-Ed article by Mark Galli, focuses on the question – Whatever happened to grace? Galli provides three particular anecdotes as the premise for his article. These three focused on his experience at a mega church where an altar call … More Is there a crisis of the simple message about grace?