What Does the Instruction Manual Say?
When is the last time you gave serious consideration to the directions our LORD Jesus left us with in our instruction manual? His final words before departing from the world focus on what we have called the Great Commission. It constitutes His last command to us. In my opinion it becomes the measuring stick of […]Read more
“Send Me the Bill!”
“Send me the Bill!” said my Dad. Well, I am getting ahead of myself. I was in the 4th grade, my least favorite of my elementary school grades. I had a teacher that thought much too highly of herself and often at the expense of embarrassing her students. I was on the receiving end of […]Read more
How to Wait for Jesus!
What are we supposed to do while we wait for Jesus? I have recently seen some articles written where people have taken an attitude that since Jesus said things were going to get real bad right before He returned, we shouldn’t worry about the condition of our society and our world. Think for a moment […]Read more
The Most Excellent Way to Follow
Let’s talk about the most excellent way to lead follow. I saw Perry Noble’s newly released book, The Most Excellent Way to Lead stacked on the table outside the worship center this past Sunday. Let me quickly confess that I have not read the book, nor even opened the front cover. So absolutely nothing I […]Read more
The Danger of Drifting
Drifting is a methodology that I have sometimes employed in fishing.It has some inherent dangers. When I was growing up, I remember one time my Dad and I were fishing for flounder in the inland waterway near Little River, SC. We had drifted in such a way that our fishing lines were still in deeper […]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
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
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
Coach, Mentor, or Shepherd?
There is a lot of conversation these days about being a Coach, and how that is an improvement over so many other methodologies. Recently I have been scrolling through Twitter looking for new tweeps and I have been amazed at how many people are describing themselves as coaches. It led me to ponder is that […]Read more