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One Purpose

  But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, […]

Markers

Regarding instructions given to Moses and the Hebrew people as they walked up out of the dry bed of the Red Sea in their flight from Egypt into the Wilderness of Sinai, or as they stood by the raging flood waters of the Jordan River, some of the clearest were regarding the generations to come. […]

Preaching In A Graveyard

Those who proclaim the gospel preach in a graveyard. Lazarus cannot obey Christ’s command until he is given new life, and this is something only God can do (John 11:1-44). When Lazarus is given new life, he immediately responds and exits the tomb. In the same way, the spiritually dead sinner cannot respond to the […]

It's Sunday

It’s Sunday  (Related post: It’s Friday) The Resurrection is not part of my theology; the Resurrection is a person.  “I am the Resurrection.” He is as much my Resurrection as He is my Savior, and my Lord, and my King!”  Leonard Ravenhill With wooden legs and with a heart of granite, Mary Magdalene slowly makes […]

Friday

Its Friday.   (Related Post: It’s Sunday)    Terrifying streaks of lightning flash across the darkening sky and great peals of thunder reverberate through the hills surrounding the city. The wind howls and whistles through the trees and down alley ways of the ancient city. Underground tremors make the ground buckle and undulate like the […]

If We Falter

  The year of 1857 was a year in which a heavy cloud of foreboding hung over the nation. There was growing animosity and hatred among our citizens and rumors of a civil war abounded. The rhetoric of hatred and disdain grew to a fever pitch and it seemed all but inevitable that war would […]

Setting the Pace

Setting The Pace (Pursuing Excellence – Part 4) Previous Articles in this series: Pursuing Excellence, An Excellent Spirit, A Man of Excellence Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run […]

A Man Of Excellence

A MAN OF EXCELLENCE Pursuing Excellence (Part 3) Previous Aricles: Pursuing Excellence, An Excellent Spirit   I have been exploring the idea of “excellence” in ministry over the past few weeks. I take note with some amusement that since I am not continually delving into the criminality of Hillary Clinton or the roguish behavior of […]

An Excellent Spirit

An Excellent Spirit Pursuing Excellence (Part 2) (I am spending the next few weeks exploring the “pursuit of excellence” in our service to God. I understand that its not keen political commentary or dynamic prophetic insight, but I have been convicted that we have lost to a great degree in the Body of Christ, our […]

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