Eph. 4:32 “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” It was 32 years ago that Vice President George H. W. Bush made the pitch for “a kinder and gentler America.” As well intentioned as he may have been, the idea did not…

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Genesis 2:15 “And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.” God created in man the need to work. Even before the fall, we see that God gave Adam a job to do! There is not a single occupation in our world…

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Job 1:1 “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.” Job 1:8 “And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou not considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a…

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John 6:67 “Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?” 1. The Past Many have forsaken Christ and have walked away from Him; but what reason do you have to make a change? 1. The Past Has there been any reason for it in the past? Sometimes we get overwhelmed in the past.…

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II Chronicles 15:4 “But when they in their trouble did turn unto theLordGod of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.” There can be no argument that America is currently in trouble. We have been guilty of what God warns nations about in Psalms 9:17, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and…

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John 4:35 “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” Jesus said in the verse above, “Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already…

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Numbers 13:30 “And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.” The story from the verse above is one that should encourage every believer about not having to be accepted by the majority. After the twelve spies returned…

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When I think of people in the Bible who were consistent in their character and their love for God, two men quickly come to mind – Joseph and Daniel. Both of these men demonstrated their faith in God and their love for him in less than ideal circumstances. They remained steadfast when placed under intense…

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Psalm 70:1 “Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.”  It was Thursday night of a super busy week. On Monday I had spent time with family, and worked overnight finishing a job. Tuesday I met with the Governor and elected officials at a Pastor’s Forum. Wednesday I taught…

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1 Peter 4:10 “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” Down through the history of the church, men have sought to define the grace of God, the unmerited favor of God, the kindness and love of God, etc.…

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