The Foolishness of a Cross
Foolishness! The dictionary says that foolishness is a lack of good sense; it is stupidity. Synonyms include imbecility, inanity, imprudence, and a host of other words speaking to thoughtlessness. The apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian church and said, “. . .we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks […]Read more
Salty talk can have more than one meaning, I suppose. Some might think of sailors as salty, and I have heard the expression, “cuss like a sailor.” My reference to salty talk is not in that vein. Colossians 4:6 says, “Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt . . .” Salt in […]Read more
The Blood of Jesus
Blood isn’t a topic that normally gets us excited in our daily conversations. Some people get weak kneed at the sight of blood. Others simply see it as the life flow of our body. But the Bible speaks frequently of blood shed for the forgiveness of sins and reconciliation to God. There are many incredible […]Read more
The Problem with Waiting on God: WAITING!
Have you ever deeply and fervently sought the LORD for something, only to sense the Holy Spirit is whispering to your heart, “Wait?” I have been personally seeking God on a matter for more than six weeks, and again and again He has said, “Wait.” And it is more than the still small voice of […]Read more
What Breaks Your Heart?
What Breaks Your Heart? Think about it this way for a moment: why are you still here? It seems to me if the only reason that God saves us is so that we can be holy and live in heaven, the most merciful thing He could do would be to take us on home. But […]Read more
Dead Donkeys Can Tell Tales!
Dead donkeys can tell tales; Really? Have you ever heard a donkey talk? Chances are that you haven’t, and I suspect if you start telling people you have they may lock you away. The only time I have ever heard of a donkey talking is in the book of Numbers when God wanted to get […]Read more
Worship: How are you doing with Genuine Worship?
Worship. Have you ever stopped to think about what worship really is? For some it is simply singing. For others it may be something else. Let’s just think about what it means to worship God. Mark Powers works with the SC Baptist Convention and leads in the area of worship. At a recent event he […]Read more
Who Holds the “Key of David’s House”?
Key of David’s house, what is that? What do you know about the “key of the house of David”? The two passages that I am familiar with that discuss this are Isaiah 22:22 and Revelation 3:7. In fact, I believe Revelation 3:7 ultimately answers the question of who holds the key. In this verse the […]Read more
The Gratitude Attitude
Do you have an attitude of gratitude? Do you praise the Lord and give thanks through both good times and bad times? Some have suggested that it is easy to praise God and to be grateful when things are going well. But i have noticed in my own experience when everything goes smoothly it is […]Read more
Weeping Valleys and Heart Highways
Have you ever been in the Valley of “weeping”? The psalmist had. He says, “Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose hearts are the highways to Zion. As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. . .” […]Read more