What! Pluck Out Your Eye?

Matthew 5:27-30, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it …

Loneliness

Most of the years growing up, my family vacationed in Colorado. We always joined other members of Mom’s family. We all loved the mountains. They were so beautiful! The Maroon Bells, shown here were one of the places we visited. Cragged rocks clad in white reached almost to the heavens. Crystal clear streams cascading down …

No Pain or Trouble Is Ever Wasted

Malachi 3: Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty. 2 But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s …

Fulfilling The Purpose of Our Suffering

We come to know the Lord better and the suffering he went though for our sake when we go through suffering ourselves. But only in drawing close to God does this happen. Otherwise we only learn bitterness and despair. There is a another purpose fulfilled when we use our pain to help others going through …

The Shepherd’s Crook

Often, as parents, our children don’t want o listen to what is best for them. When my son, Clint was little he typically wanted to drink more than eat. He was happiest with a sippy cup full of juice. But he couldn’t get all of the nutrients he needed in juice, so we would take …

The Saving Power Of God’s Glory

My wife and I have lived with the American military community in S. Korea for the past 2 1/2 years. One of the interesting differences with Korean churches is that most have an early (5am) morning prayer service – every day.  My wife and I began joining in with the nearest church some time ago, …

Trusting God Through The Storm, cont.

Last time, I asked the question, “Why do some things in life have to be so hard?” First of all we need to recognize there is a reality happening we cannot see. In Ephesians 6:12, Paul warns us there are “cosmic forces” and ” the spiritual forces of evil” who are wrestling against us. They may …

Desperately needing God’s help

I’ve been back in full time ministry for 6 years: studying, writing, putting together the seminars and taking them every where I can give them. I preach at other times wherever I can. I leave any amount paid up to the church or chapel. My wife and I also go on mission trips and volunteer with Voice …