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When David’s time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying, 2 “I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man, 3 and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his rules, and his testimonies, as it is written in…

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“Therefore, I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will…

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Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” (John 21:22)  In one of Christ’s post-resurrection appearances, we find Him alone on the shore where He had first called His fishermen. After the miraculous catch of Galilean fish, Simon Peter jumped out of the…

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“Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:5-6) Years ago in the mountains of Colorado, I went on an elk hunt…

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“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5:1) Years ago, in the early days of our marriage, my wife and I were having a disagreement in front…

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“There was a man sent from God whose name was John.”(John 1:6) When you read the Bible, it is so easy to just read it like a history book of religious happenings in Jewish history. It does speak of history but it is more than just history. Gleaning principles and applying the Word of God…

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“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received…There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all…

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“Jesus answered, ‘If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” (John 21:22) In one of the post resurrection appearances of Jesus, we find Him alone on the shore where He had first called His fishermen. The miraculous catch of Galilean fish is met with…

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“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and the attitudes of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12 (NIV) Something I hear all the time is that people want to know the will of God.…

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“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” (Psalm 23:1) What’s the life of a sheep like? In my first pastorate in Eden, Texas, one of the ranchers told me, “Sheep are born into the world looking for a place to die.” That statement has stuck to me like glue over the years and has…

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