How shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation. Hebrews 2:3 I grew up in Houston, Texas and for one year of high school, I attended a rather elite private school. This is the same school George Bush attended a few years ahead of me. If asked, people who promoted the school would no doubt say it was all inclusive. My experience told me differently. Oh, it was inclusive if you dressed the correct way, made the top grades and fit the pattern created by others ahead of me. Unfortunately, I didn’t fit the pattern and I had … Continue reading All Inclusive
Jesus knew what they were thinking, and said, “Why this gossipy whispering? Which do you think is simpler: to say, ‘I forgive your sins,’ or, ‘Get up and walk’? Well, just so it’s clear that I’m the Son of Man and authorized to do either, or both…” At this he turned to the paraplegic and said, “Get up. Take your bed and go home.” And the man did it. The crowd was awestruck, amazed and pleased that God had authorized Jesus to work among them this way. Matthew 9:5 – 13 MSG This is Jesus speaking. The crowds had witnessed … Continue reading Salvation Coin
Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. Ephesians 6:13 Message Bible Years ago, we had a family reunion at a beach house on Galveston Island. My nephew and niece were about 6 years old and they were standing looking out over the Gulf of … Continue reading Do What You Can Captain!
In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life. James 1:21 Learning the things of God requires humility; a desire to know the Lord requires meekness. Humility involves teachability. Taken as such, God’s word has the power to make a salvation-garden of our life! God’s word has the power to save us from ourselves, our sins, our pain, our sense of unworthiness and bless us in so many ways but only if we come to it with a humble, teachable spirit. Too many times though, we come to the Bible with preconceived ideas … Continue reading Salvation Garden
It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He … Continue reading Who’s Job Is It?