How Good a Detective are you?


Ps 18:25 Detectives gather evidence by searching for clues.  The student of the Word is to do the same.  Jesus drew from the psalms to teach his disciples the principle that how men treat others is how God will treat them.  For example, the Psalmist reveals a clue about God’s mercy: Ps 18:25 ESV With […]

Do You Have God’s eyes to see?


Ps 41/Ps 33 “The Beatitudes of the Psalms.” As a tax collector, Matthew was monetarily rich, and yet his heart was empty until Jesus called him. He left behind his riches to follow Christ and later recorded the teachings of Jesus that his fellow Jews might see the promised Messiah. Matthew 5 reveals what the […]

Let Your Light Shine!


Advent Series: 2Tim 1 Gifts! The world is blind to the truth both visually and orally. We know that the enemy has blinded them so that they may not see the glorious Christ. They will turn away from the truth and turn to myths yet of all seasons, Christmas offers opportunities that open hearts. People […]

Judging—yes or no?


How often have we heard this phrase: you are judging. Yet, if truth be known we all judge. We judge which foods we want to eat based on likes and dislikes. We judge ideas by choosing truth from error. But, to judge another’s heart is for God alone for He is impartial. God knows which […]

Psalm 51 “Sin, Forgiveness and Grace”


Had King David remembered:  “sin is crouching at the door, and its desire is for you, but you must master it” he would not have experienced an adulterous affair with Bathsheba nor committed murder to cover it up. Yet David concealed his sin and why  God sent Nathan the prophet to him. As David realized […]

Treasures…Here Today, Gone Tomorrow…OR???


In the last days blatant scoffers will come into our midst proclaiming that which is contrary to the Word of God. They say time marches on just as it always has from creation but choose to deny the effects of sin upon this earth and mankind. They heap unto themselves treasures of silver and clothes […]

Forgiveness Heals Two Wounds


I am sure you have met people who report their lack of attendance at the house of God on worship days because “there are hypocrites there.” Welcome to the neighborhood, we are all hypocrites in one shape or other. We offend because we fail to think, we judge because we feel we are superior in […]

What Rule Book Are You Following…OUCH!


In any sport there are rules which are listed in a play book. Players need to memorize them and abide by them. The Pharisees had their rule book and to be a “righteous” Pharisee one studied it religiously!  In Matthew 12 it seems that the Pharisees and their religiosity or legalism surfaces more clearly than […]

“The Father’s Soul Surgery” Ps 51-53


King David wrote all three of these psalms at different times in his life. One truth jumps off the page and onto our radar screen: When we sin it does not just affect us but it affects everyone. In fact, as David reveals to us; when we sin we are sinning, despising, rebelling, and are […]