Because You Want Your Prayers Answered!

Easter Sunday sermon snippet still on my mind! Both thieves crucified with Jesus had a prayer request. Both wanted to be saved. Do you want your prayers answered? Compare the two requests from Luke 23:39-43. Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.” […]

What Does The Cross Mean To You?

For each of us the Cross of Jesus Christ is either intensely personal or meaningless. There’s no middle ground, no gray area. What happened in Jerusalem over 2000 years ago poses a question to each of us. What response do I have to the death of Christ on the Cross? The Bible says the Cross […]

Keeping Our Eyes on Jesus

“Christianity and its goal, Christlikeness, have a person in mind: Christ! What sets Christian spiritual activity apart from all other religions is that they have knowledge of Christ as their goal; not moral perfection (although you will become more moral), not tranquility (although your life will become remarkably more peaceful). And because of the grace […]

A Palm Sunday Story: How My Grandmother Was Born Again

Years ago I spent a Fall day with my Grandmother. Now that isn’t much of a ‘hook’ into a story, but something happened that day that changed both of us, forever. We shopped for groceries and then made dinner together. After dinner she turned on the television and selected one of the 2 channels offered […]

God Brought Us Out To Bring Us In

“. . .I am forgiven into a recreated relationship (with God), into identification with God in Christ.” Oswald Sanders I’ve read the Bible a lot and take it from me, God does some wild stuff. We can’t put Him in a box and say, “THIS IS HOW HE WORKS.” How can we ever know what […]

Want To Love God More? Here’s How.

Does your love for God sometimes seem small? Maybe you’ve discovered as I did that we can’t generate it ourselves. It grows out of our perception of His love in our lives. The best way I’ve found to keep loving Jesus is to keep noticing His love in my own life. The big and ‘small’ […]

Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart

The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Jeremiah 31:3 A new baby will be joining our family any time now. We’re all ON CALL and ready to drive, babysit, pace the floor, and of course pray for […]

Loving God The Way He Wants To Be Loved

What’s the use of loving someone in a way that doesn’t feel like love to them? My daughter told me about a book the Young Marrieds group was reading. It’s about how to effectively communicate your love in a way the other person actually perceives as love. You’re speaking their language! That got me thinking. […]