“In the beginning…” is more accurately translated “In beginning”. Genesis is a book of beginnings. We have the beginning of creation, of man, of sin, of nations, etc., etc. God began to create, but that was not the end of His “beginning”. He still is beginning things today. In fact, many of you have had … More Genesis 1:1
if you are not for the Jews, you are against them. There is no middle ground. The rest of the world will not allow you to remain neutral. Either you support the nation and the people of Israel or you do not. … More Anti-Semitism and the Christian
Pentecost is not a denomination. It is a personal spiritual experience of individual believers. Pentecost is a way of life. The baptism in the Spirit is not an achievement to boast about, nor a trophy to put up on public display; it is not a toy to play with, nor a treasure to be selfishly … More The Baptism of the Holy Ghost
This is not about giving or tipping (although I will use an analogy from my experience with tipping). I am not even going to mention talents, time, or treasure. No, I am going to look at something entirely different. I am a waiter. That means that primarily, I work for tips. Let me tell you, … More Giving Something Tangible
I am dreaming a dream. I dream of the day when revival sweeps our nation and then the world. I dream of Jews and Gentiles worshiping the God of our Fathers together. I dream of a time when babies are no longer ripped from their mother’s womb for the sake of convenience. I dream of a day when terrorists respect our military might so much that they are afraid to attack us. I dream of a day when the church will influence culture instead of the present situation of the culture influencing the church. I dream of a day when we have a national voice proclaiming “liberty throughout the land”. I dream of a day when truth is no longer fallen in the streets (Isaiah 59:14). I dream of a day when we have a spiritual leader who prays with our Presidents in the Oval Office. I dream of a day when the earth will be filled with the “knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14). … More Where is the God of Elijah?
We say we “hate the sin, but love the sinner”. But do we? Do we really love the sinner? Does it break your heart to see those who are sinning against themselves because you know what consequences are coming for them? Let me paint for you a picture of love.
There hanging on the cross, beaten beyond recognition, his beard plucked out by handfuls, a crown of thorns jammed into the already bruised and beaten head, His clothes ripped from him and gambled for right in front of His eyes, was our Savior. There on that cross, squinting through swollen eyelids with blood clouding His vision, He said, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” That, my friend, is love. … More Us Versus Them?
I don’t like to be uncomfortable in any area of my life. I like things to be simple, smooth and easy. Uncomplicated. Painless. I like to be comfortable. So you can imagine my unhappiness when I recently experienced some muscle issues that caused me to be uncomfortable. I felt very tight and sore – for…