“Taste and see… (Psalm 34:8)

…that the Lord is good.” You have to admit that we don’t usually think of experiencing the Lord in this way. Definitely not in our cultural experience nor a part of our personal data bank. The people of the book had no problem with it. It is assumed that if you are a believer then […]

Trust in the Lord

“And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.” (Ex. 14:31) ‘There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way your went until […]

But the Lord is faithful.

Those are comforting words to a child of God. Especially a child of God who is daily facing an evil world. Paul says there are wicked and evil people because not everyone has faith. We know this to be true. Sometimes when we watch TV or read the newspaper we become disheartened with all the […]

God’s will for you…

What is God’s will for us? It very well could be the same as it was for the Thessalonians. Paul tells them that God wanted three distinct things for them.  We often are asking what does God want from me and Paul is discussing what God wants for us.  Well, what is it? 1 Thess. […]

Stop doubting and believe.

Put your finger here! See my hands! Put your hand in my side! Don’t all of us Thomas’s wish we could do that? We want to believe whole heartedly just like Thomas. We want to say “My Lord and my God”. “Oh for a deeper faith I seek.”  How do I duplicate the Thomas experience? […]

It’s no use…

What a sad statement for a nation to make, especially a nation chosen by God. How far does a people have to fall before they just give up on their ability to do right. Micah had trouble understanding Israel as well. He wrote, “He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does […]

In the world you have trouble…

These words were spoken by Jesus to his disciples over 2,000 years ago. It is just as true today as it was then. The reasons for the trouble are the same as then and have been the same since man’s walk outside of the garden. You would think that the followers of Jesus would understand […]

A look at the promise.

Mark 10:29-30 Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers […]

Elder Criteria

When choosing men to serve as shepherds of a local congregation what is the criteria that should be used to select them? Often this is a difficult task made more difficult by our lack of understanding what characteristics the men should have. In the past, based on my experience working with elders as a minister, […]

A heavenly one… (Heb. 11:16)

Lots of discussion these days as to whether we’ll go to heaven when we die or if heaven will come to us. Many theologians of our time are suggesting that the earth will not be destroyed as we used to read in Peter’s book but instead will have a face lift. The old earth and […]