God’s Character

God’s Character

Changes

SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2017 We all have changes in our lives. From day to day we need God to help us get through whatever may come our way. Some days we may be shouting, “Praise the Lord!” while other times we may be crying out, “Help, I can’t take it any longer!” Whatever the day may bring, changes will come and we need to have a godly mindset in order to handle them.…

Flight Controller

In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will… Ephesians 1:11 Who is really in control? Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is the world’s busiest airport measured by aircraft movements (landings and takeoffs of planes). In 2014 movements averaged 2,416 per day. That…

Humpty Dumpty

Remember the “Humpty Dumpty” nursery rhyme? Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again. Life is like that, isn’t it? 1.  We all fall off the wall Like Humpty Dumpty our lives become cracked and damaged. We all understand disappointment, desertion, and deceit. Every…

The Lord Is My Shephard

For a while now I have been using Ann Spangler’s book Praying the Names of God in my daily Quiet Time with the Lord. God has chosen to speak to me on a continuing basis through her writing. A month or so back one particular lesson really grabbed my attention and convicted me. In fact it’s too good to keep from you. So here is what she has to offer. Even though I walk…

God Is…?

What would you answer if I asked you to complete the sentence: God is ____________? Most people would answer with something they had already discovered about God: God is peace, God is righteous, God is my healer, God is my provider, God is my guide, God is my protector, and God is all-knowing. While all of those would be right answers, those adjectives and nouns and a…

God’s Rights

Human rights – Constitutional rights – States rights – Civil rights – Legal rights – Consumer rights – Labor rights – Patient’s rights – Women’s rights – Children’s rights – Animal rights No question about it! People, animals and things need to be protected from people. We should take action against violence of every imaginable kind. Battered wives and children, tortured…

He Is Reaching Out

Do you realize that God is for you and not against you? For many, the weight of sin or failures zaps the joy of salvation right out of them. God the condemning Judge looms large. For those individuals and for all of us let me remind you of what God’s Word says: There is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to Him, the power of the…

First Impressions

I’m sure you are aware that first impressions are lasting impressions. Yet are you also aware that first impressions can distort your understanding of a situation? Let me give you an example. Give someone 5 seconds to estimate the answer to the following math problem: 8 x 7 x 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = Give someone else 5 seconds to estimate the answer to this problem: 1 x 2…

Put Your Boots On

“Benaiah…was a valiant fighter…he went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion”  –  2 Samuel 23:20 Rev. Chris Williams during our revival reminded us about one of King David’s mighty warriors. Benaiah can be such an awesome example to us. He was confident, crazy and committed. Think with me about this mighty man. He was a Courageous Warrior [a valiant…

Whose Power?

Recuperating at home this last month from neck surgery has had a way of molding new perspectives. God has been teaching me the blessing of receiving from others [tough lesson for someone in the giving profession]. Extra time to meet with the Lord has only deepened my love for Him and resolve to serve Him better. Absence from the work I love, shepherding First Baptist, has…
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