It is a serious matter to be entrusted with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. One man said, "Because you have, you owe." Because I have Christ in my heart, I owe the Gospel unto others. Years ago, I had an unexpected encounter with a person. I was visiting at the home of another person, and… Continue reading I Am Ready: 7 Ways to Prepare for That Conversation about Jesus
We need preaching, but what does that mean? Is preaching a bunch of opinions clothed in religious garb? Is it funny stories, life lessons, or yelling with scratchy pitches? I submit that the preaching we need is Bible preaching. Look at what the apostle Paul said about his preaching: And I was with you in… Continue reading Preaching
For Such a Time as This
Happy New Year! The new year is one of my favorite times of the year. It is a new beginning and a fresh start. It is a time of reflection upon the last year and rededication for the next year. Plans are made, goals are established, and we purpose that this year will be better… Continue reading For Such a Time as This
A Fixed Heart and Praise
Psalms 108:1 O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
A fixed heart results in praise. A fixed heart gives the believer an inner joy that is not affected by exterior influences. Surrounding our lives each day are perversions, wickedness, and destruction. There are those that want to pull us into the same degradation that they themselves have fallen into. While surrounded by external hardships and difficulty we must be willing to fixate our heart on the Lord. It is one of direction and determination. A fixed heart is a heart that has directionally turned itself to the Lord. It has consciously decided to turn in the direction of Jesus. A fixed heart says “I have decided to follow Jesus. With the world behind me and the cross before me, I have decided to turn toward Jesus. A fixed heart is determined…
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