Category Archives: Personal Relationship

God of the WHATEVER

Conversational American English has in recent years popularized “whatever” as a trendy catch-all phrase implying “anything”, “doesn’t really matter”. It works. Whatever. Notably, the word of God utilizes the same word to present to the people of God an invitation … Continue reading

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Short Time Living

1 Cor 7:29 – But this I say, brethren, the time is short……. Positioned within an instruction on marriage (the most sacred man to woman covenant) is a revelation verse re the urgency of our Kingdom prioritization of time – … Continue reading

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Having Done All

Paul, towards the end of his letter to the Ephesian church, marks the conclusion in chapter 6, verse 10, with a “Finally”. I don’t think anyone would argue that he was meaning: “in closing”, with the intent of finishing up … Continue reading

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The Destiny of Babylon: For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it?

The great prophet Isaiah, writing for us (1 Pet 1:12) things which will all be fulfilled (Matt 5:18) tells us this: Isaiah 14:22-27 22 “For I will rise up against them,” says the Lord of hosts, “And cut off from … Continue reading

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“Give You Anything I Got For A Little Peace Of Mind”

“Give you anything I got for a little peace of mind….” Pitiful John Lennon. He sang that song, but missed out on the peace. Meanwhile Paul, from a prison cell, admonishes the saints on what to meditate: Philippians 4:8-9 8 … Continue reading

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He Knows Us Individually

It’s amazing how amazing our God is. He knows each of us individually. It’s demonstrated clearly in His very strong letter to the church in Thyatira, normally entitled (via paragraph heading) “The Corrupt Church”. Further amazing is how the policies … Continue reading

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Hey, Has Anyone Seen My Salvation?

Can Someone LOSE Their Salvation? I don’t believe anyone can LOSE their salvation – as long as LOSE means misplacing it. Picture your car keys slipping between couch pillows. “Hey, where’s my salvation? Anybody see my salvation?” In that light, … Continue reading

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Learning From Asa

One of the great joys of scripture is that, in study, we are invited to discover not only the issues and events of the story or dialogue, but also the personality and operational characteristics of our amazing God, who, happily … Continue reading

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Worship In These Days

WORSHIP IN THESE DAYS These are my notes from a recent ministry opportunity. You’ll need to read them as speaking notes, please. I’ve been busy speaking and teaching, and therefore a little behind in getting things posted here, particularly for … Continue reading

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Notes for the message – Covenanting With God as we enter 2015

COVENANTING W GOD – or – The Holy Spirit version of an Eternal New Year’s Resolution. Great to be here tonight. My wife and I got saved the SAME MOMENT (during an offering song) at a Jesus-Movement hippie-church revival wedding … Continue reading

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