Psalm 103

Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all my being, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all his benefits. For as the heavens are high above the earth, So surpassing is his kindness toward those who fear him. As far as the east is from the west, So [...]

Paul at Ephesus

The church at Ephesus loved Paul and they didn't want him to leave.  Paul gives them a farewell speech that is encouraging and distressing. To the Pastors at Ephesus: Keep watch over your flock and yourselves. You were appointed by God to tend the flock. Savage wolves (men from this very congregation) will rise up, [...]

Walk in Humility

Blessed day by day by the Lord who bears our burdens, God who is our salvation.  Psalm 68 In Acts 20, Paul summarizes his Christian life: *He served the Lord with all humility even with all the tears and trials that came to him. *He was constantly under the plot from the Jews to kill [...]

Blame Game

We never want to admit our guilt.  It starts when we are children and Mom says, "who broke that?" and even though both of us might have been at fault, we blame the other one.  And then Mom gives us or punishment. Human nature hasn't changed.  In Genesis 3 we see the blame game begin. [...]

Remain In His Love

Jesus said, "as the Father loves me so also I love you, remain in my love." (John 15:9) In any relationship there is give and take but when you truly love someone that relationship goes to a higher level.  Your commitment level is different.  When you love your spouse you would do anything for them. [...]

Zeal

The new church is going through growing pains.  Everyone is excited and some become overzealous and began adding to the gospel message.  It confused the believers so a meeting was called by the Apostles, presbyters and in total agreement with the whole church they decided to choose representatives to be sent out by them to [...]

Listen

Knowing how to listen and really hear what a person is saying to you is an art.  Not everyone knows how to listen.  We try to teach our children when they are toddlers to "listen to Mommy and Daddy" but it is a process.  We warn, we praise, we teach, we help but most of [...]