On Your Mark…Get Set…GROW!

You stand at the threshold of yet another brand New Year. Have you considered what you would like it to look like by the time you come to the end of it, if God is pleased to give to you 365 more days of life? Have you spent any time considering what God would... -Read More

Oh Come Let Us Adore Him

  Truly it is the most wonderful time of the year when we fix our focus on celebrating Christmas and the coming of our Savior as a baby born in a manger. The season leading up to Christmas Day is called Advent. The Latin word adventus means “coming” or “visit,” and that is exactly... -Read More

Under Control, Stand Strong

  When you read the title of this month’s message of encouragement, what came to mind? Did you think this would be a message about you having the circumstances of your life “under control” so you could “stand strong”? If so, you’re right, but perhaps not in the way you might think I have... -Read More

We Will Never Forget

  Today marks the 14th anniversary of the event Americans refer to simply as “9/11,” a day and date that has been stamped into our national consciousness. The cry of America is, “We will never forget!” For many reasons this is a date Kim and I will never forget. I’d like to share our... -Read More

Best Rest

  In a world where tired is the best word to describe our condition, we need to look to the Scriptures for insight into tapping into God’s inexhaustible grace for an exhausted world. “I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him” (Psalm 62:1). “Let all that I am wait quietly before... -Read More

We Never Outgrow The Gospel

As a pastor of a church plant, I am often asked how we gear our church services; are we aiming at the unbeliever or the believer? In other words, what people are asking me is whether I focus on saving the unbeliever or strengthening the believer. My answer is always the same: “Yes!” Because... -Read More

Daniel’s Delight

In reading through the book Daniel, it never ceases to amaze me just how easy it would have been for Daniel to stay out of the lion’s den without ever neglecting his duty and his devotion to his God. The jealousy of Daniel’s rivals in the Babylonian government drove them to set a trap... -Read More

The Prophecy, The Palm and The Prince

This month I would like to sharpen our focus on three things as it relates to Easter season: The Prophecy, The Palm and The Prince! “The next day the great crowd that had come from the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to... -Read More

Some Obstacles Are Not To Be Overcome

As a coach for decades, I was in the business of teaching and training athletes to overcome every obstacle that stood in the way of peak performance. This is a wise approach to training athletes. However, this is not always God’s approach in training us, and only wisdom makes us sensitive to understanding this... -Read More