The Lamb of God – John 1:29-34

What is your Jesus story?  In other words, what is your personal testimony? It may seem difficult at times to share our faith, but doing so is important to our faith.  By the Holy Spirit, God strengthens and gives us the boldness to share what coming to Jesus in faith has done.  He helps usContinue reading “The Lamb of God – John 1:29-34”

Four Hindrances to Worshipping in Spirit and in Truth.

When Jesus spoke to the women at Jacobs well in the fourth chapter of the Gospel according to John, He spoke on worship.  Jesus stated that God the Father searches for those that will worship in Spirit and in truth (John 4:23).  The conversation basically boils down to the point that true worship does notContinue reading “Four Hindrances to Worshipping in Spirit and in Truth.”

So great a salvation.

We have been given a great salvation.  However, it can be neglected.  Which means what to the believer?  Let’s search this out. “Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels wasContinue reading “So great a salvation.”

Basic Church Ministries

In every church, there are some primary ministries.  The size of the congregation or the purpose of a new pastor to come in doesn’t matter when it comes to these essential activities.  In a way, the following four types of ministry describe much of what groups of believers do in the world. Ministry of theContinue reading “Basic Church Ministries”

The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:6

As we come to the final verse of the twenty-third Psalm, we find a beautiful conclusion.  The psalmist declares the continuing goodness and mercy of God toward His people.  However, we may wonder what brings about these blessings.  What are the purposes and benefits? “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of myContinue reading “The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:6”

The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:5

In the middle of our chaos, God can provide a space to receive His grace.  The shepherd knows his sheep are weary and hungry in the dark areas of life.  He also knows that in the treacherous terrain that there are dangerous enemies waiting to attack.  Still, in the midst of an uncertain place, theContinue reading “The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:5”

The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:4

The fourth verse of Psalm 23 is very popular and has been quoted by people from different walks of life.  Not just by Christians either.   It is a very relatable verse.  However, this flippant usage of this verse underlies a more damaging notion.  It is an approach called moral therapeutic deism.  What does that mean?  Let’sContinue reading “The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:4”

The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:3

So far, we have seen that in the Lord, we do not lack in the first verse.  In the second verse, we find provision and rest.  As we continue, we see restoration for our souls. “He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” – Psalm 23:3 ThisContinue reading “The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:3”

The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:2

  My wife and I like to tease each other about our different perspectives on a restful vacation.  I think her motto is rush instead rest.  Abbie loves holidays involving Disney and Pigeon Forge.  Lot’s of going and doing.  For myself, look more towards camping and fishing.  I guess we each have a different perspective ofContinue reading “The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:2”