The Contrasts: Pride & Humility


2Chron 26 Pride goeth before the fall. Uzziah started with glowing statements of following God, but like Joash, who was faithful only as long as his mentor Jehoiada the priest was alive.  Uzziah, similarly, was only faithful during the lifetime of the priest Zechariah, who had faithfully taught him how to honor God.  Both Joash […]

How Forgiving Are We?


Today as in the days of Paul, we may face circumstances when all those who once stood by our side forsake us and we stand alone. How do we respond when this happens? Paul has learned his lessons well and he learned the art of forgiveness from the lips of Jesus “Father forgive them for they […]

The Radiance of the Son of God!


The  theme of Hebrews is to persevere in and for the faith because Christ is superior. Point to consider: Written to 2nd generation believers who are admonished to know that we are all one in Christ; that Christ is superior and to Him alone we are to focus. In this first chapter the author, who […]

Piercing the Darkness


Frank Peretti may have written a novel titled “Piercing the Darkness” but in Mark chapter 5 we experience this first hand.     If there is one thing that Jesus is an expert at it is this: do NOT waste a teachable moment! We would do well to glean from this chapter just how he […]

Heart Issues…1Cor 11


In all of life there is an order to be followed. God designed order so that there would be peace and tranquility. He even asked Job where he was when He laid the foundation of the earth for that is when He instituted order in creation.  In chapter 10 Paul reminded the Corinthians that orderly […]

Mirror Mirror on the Wall…Who is the Fairest of Them All?


 Mirrors have a way of changing our view.  We have a choice: will we look in the mirror and walk away forgetting who we are (James 1)  or will we look in the mirror and with a gasp see the true reflection and then choose to alter our view to mirror Christ? Are we seeing […]