Spiritual Entropy

Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18 (NLT) Entropy in the natural world is a move from order to disorder. This is true in the spiritual world as it is in the natural world. It is an observable fact that anything unless acted upon […]

Prayerless Pews and Powerless Pulpits

Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we ask you to pray for us. Pray that the Lord’s message will spread rapidly and be honored wherever it goes, just as when it came to you. (2 Thessalonians 3:1 NLT)   Are we praying for our Pastor as we should be? Prayerless pews will bring to pass powerless pulpits. […]

My Christmas Story

He (Joseph) took with him Mary, to whom he was engaged, who was now expecting a child. And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born.  She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was […]

The Exaltation of Knowledge

Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, (2 Peter 1:5 NASB)   Knowledge without moral excellence is a train ride to disaster.   I was a public school teacher for many years. On the walls of the hallways in one of the […]

Vain Idols

Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love. (Jonah 2: 8 ESV)   Vain idols always lie to us. They tell us that we know better than God what is best for us.   Early in my missionary career, I was working in Hawaii. I was doing what I wanted and […]

Waiting for the Return of Christ

“Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!” (Acts 1:11 NASB)   In numerous places in the Old and New Testament, it is prophesied that Jesus Christ will […]

The Me Generation

If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to rescue us from the furnace of blazing fire: and He will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods nor worship […]

Cultivating Faithfulness

Trust in the Lord and do good; Live in the land and cultivate faithfulness. (Psalms 37:3 NASB) Christians love mountaintop experiences, but faithfulness grows in the valley. In the early 1970s, I came to faith in Christ. Speakers came through our Church to share their mountaintop experiences. It appeared they were jumping from one peak […]