Impediments to the Gospel

Mark 9:31 “For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.” The ministry of Jesus Christ was all about the Gospel. His […] Read more »

Preparing for the Storms

Mark 4:35 “And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.” Did Jesus know that a storm would come when He said, “Let us pass over unto the other side”? He absolutely knew there would be a storm. […] Read more »

Yield to Your Shepherd

Psalm 23:1 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Throughout the Scriptures, God refers to Christians as sheep. That means that if we are sheep, then we need a shepherd. The Scriptures make it very plain that God becomes one’s shepherd when a person gets saved. Though God […] Read more »

Dealing with a Troubled Child

Matthew 17:15 “Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.” For most of my ministry, twice a year I have preached at a boarding school for troubled young men. One of the things […] Read more »

Jesus’ Model for Discipleship

Matthew 11:1 “And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.” Whenever you find a model that works, you would be wise to follow that model. God gave us a model for […] Read more »

They Have Their Reward

Matthew 6:16 “Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.” One of the groups whom Jesus consistently exposed were the Pharisees. The Pharisees […] Read more »

Habits of a Wise Man

Ecclesiastes 8:1 “Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.” If I were trying to find someone who is wise, then I would try to determine what […] Read more »

Look Unto the Heavens

Job 35:5 “Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.” Looking the wrong direction can certainly get you lost. Years ago a friend of mine and I were hiking in the woods when we got disoriented with our location. Instead of staying on […] Read more »

Proper Response to Personal Attacks

Job 27:7 “Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.” One of the most difficult situations to deal with in life is personal attacks. I have found that when others do wrong they will go to any measure, including personal attacks, […] Read more »

Springtime is Coming

Job 14:7 “For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.” My wife has a pretty decent green thumb. She takes care of the flowerbed at our house because if it was up […] Read more »