on December 8th, 2020
I often listen to various sermons throughout the week, so much so, that my children once said, my favorite TV show is “church” during a Mother’s Day exercise. Recently, I was mowing the lawn-- and of course-- listening to a sermon through my earbuds. The Pastor was doing a series on the parables of Jesus, the parable that he was preaching about was that of the wedding feast found in Luke chapter...
A Biblical Definition of Our Priesthood
on November 16th, 2020
If you are like me, one of the blessings of having and listening to teaching pastors, is that the content and nourishment that they provide through the anointing of the Holy Spirit, becomes almost a daily feast.Last Sunday, Pastor Matt Stokes began a series of teachings on the Book of Revelation. One of the things he said was that we are called, set aside, to minister as priests. He took this re...
Mary & Martha
on November 2nd, 2020
Lately, the Lord has been reminding me of the story of Mary and Martha in Luke, as I try to navigate this new season of raising four children, managing my home, and trying to be the virtuous woman He has called me to be. But I must admit there are times when I’m overwhelmed and distracted. Like Martha, I find myself trying to make everything perfect in my home, yet I’m prone to comparison. I fee...
The Rich Young Ruler (Part 2)
on August 3rd, 2020
Read: Matthew 19:20-22 (NASB)I absolutely love the questions Jesus asks. While sometimes they are introductory or invitational, eventually they always get to the deepest need of the people who come to Him.Often Jesus’ question is in response to a question that has been asked of Him. An effective method of teaching both in Jesus’ time and even today is the use of questions. That’s why I wanted to c...
The Rich Young Ruler (Part 1)
on July 20th, 2020
Read: Matthew 19:16-26 (NASB)It is obvious by reading the gospels that people are drawn to Jesus. While it is true that many came seeking healing or deliverance, there were always those who came with a questioning and sincere heart.I believe that this man, known as “the rich young ruler,” was genuinely seeking some answers to what he knew what was missing in his life.In Mark and Luke, we see Jesus...
In Christ Jesus
on July 6th, 2020
Read: Romans 8:1-2Oh, what an incredible verse to begin our day with! No matter what has happened, no matter how many times we may have “missed the mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus,” this verse obliterates it all.As my custom is, as I’m writing this post I’m listening to worship songs. Again today started off with “What a Beautiful Name,” and the words, “You have no rival, You have no equa...
Seeing Things New (Part 3)
on June 22nd, 2020
Read: Galatians 5:22 and Proverbs 25:28Here is the definition of this word that Paul uses that is listed last in the fruits of the Spirit: “egkrateia: mastery, self-control – proceeding out from within oneself, but not by oneself. self-mastery, self-restraint, self-control, continence.”You might remember last week how we continued to share how one of the best ways to understand the fruit of the S...
Seeing Things New (Part 2)
on June 15th, 2020
Read: Galatians 5:22Last week’s post went as far as the first two fruits of the Spirit. We also established the concept of progression - that is, as the child of God grows in experiencing some of the fruits of the Spirit, this paves the way for other fruits to begin to manifest themselves.The fruit of peaceSo now we are looking at the third fruit listed - peace.There is no doubt in my mind that bo...
Seeing Things New (Part 1)
on June 8th, 2020
Read: Galatians 5:22God’s Word help us see new truthsOh how I love the word of God!For over six decades, the Lord has granted me to know Him in His Word. I praise Him for being the Author of our salvation. But I pray that I may never, ever lose the expectation that the Word of God will always speak to me truths I know, and grant me to see truths yet to be discovered.No matter where we find ourselv...
Armor of God (Part 6)
on June 1st, 2020
The Helmet Rule and Final ThoughtsRead: Ephesians 6:17-20I love to ride motorcycles. I still keep the (M) on my driver’s license, although for my family’s peace of mind and for the protection of other people on the road, I rarely, if ever, now ride.I start off with this “confession” because I want to talk about helmets. Most of us know that many states have a “no helmet rule,” while others states ...
Armor of God (Part 5)
on May 25th, 2020
“Everybody Needs a Shield”Read: Ephesians 6:14-16 Shield - do you have one? Especially now in this time of the pandemic, we see images among the medical community of actual face shields.When there is a riot, or major disturbance that is life threatening, we see officers of law enforcement wearing helmets with face shields. The officers may even have a literal shield to protect them from hurled mis...
Armor of God (Part 4)
on May 18th, 2020
C’mon, Get Dressed!Read: Ephesians 6:10-17As best as I can understand this whole concept of being an armored believer, I’ll begin with what I know of how the Roman soldier was clothed.Most soldiers of any rank at all usually had someone to help them put on their armor. It was either a servant or valet, or it could have been a lower enlisted person who was partnered with them.Usually the first piec...
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