A Hymn – William Cowper

What various hindrances we meet In coming to the mercy-seat! Yet who, that knows the worth of prayer, But wishes to be often there! Prayer makes the darkened cloud withdraw, Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw, Gives exercise to faith and love, Brings every blessing from above. Restraining prayer, we cease to fight; Prayer makes…

Focus and Boasting

Everyone wants to talk; talk about events and other people. Everyone wants to do something; about the doing other than the present. Everyone wants to go somewhere; go somewhere other than where they are at. Everyone wants to boast in themselves, their works, their church; boast in everything other than knowing and being. What would…

Nothing Else Will Do

When personal works are but filth; when entertainment no longer numbs; when self-righteousness and the pride of life are shown for the powerless vanity that they are; when man cannot give comfort to the soul - O' what a place, O' what a sweet place raw reality.

Navigating the Waters of Affliction

Does not life often feel as if the captain of the ship has died and you are the one left at the helm, a helm untrained, a helm that is being beaten down and tossed by turbulent waves, being left to pilot a storm battered vessel with no direction of true north. At least for me, I know that it does sometimes feel exactly like this.

Fires of Afflictions, Standing Fast, Holding onto the Truth.

What can you learn about the fires of afflictions, standing fast, holding onto truth? Have you embraced Jesus as most precious and most treasured in your life? There is a difference. Regarding truth faith and the power of God, for instance, consider the difference between that of the son of Sceva in Acts 19:11-20. They were mere professors at best, without truth, power and working reality. Then consider the three Hebrew young men as found in Daniel 3:13-30 - MASSIVE difference and a GOOD reminder, help and hope for us today in standing against ALL tyranny. Don't forget, Jesus Himself prophesied Matthew 7:21-23.

Jesus – Our Hope in Suffering

Recently I preached a few messages all centered around Hebrews 12:1-3. Many of the verses that were included I have been collecting over the last several years. I have been personally studying, applying and repenting of my disbelief in God being absolutely sovereign through these very passages.