Mercy and the Reality of Hell

Luke 16 opens with an interesting story Jesus told of a steward who wasn’t doing his job. He wasted his master’s goods says the passage. His inattentiveness was discovered and his employer was ready to fire the man. This served as a wakeup call for the steward. He examined himself – perhaps for the first […]

Discipline And Love

What is the discipline you want in life, where does it come from, how is it achieved? I want a discipline that is a manifestation of obedience to the Holy Spirit. I want the Spirit to govern me with an orderly control that corrects me, molds me, and perfects me unto fruit and good works […]

Get, Gird, and Guard!

Get Wisdom and understanding - take in the Word by hearing and reading it. Gird up the loins of your minds, casting down any thought that is not according to His Word and His Nature, and bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. Guard your heart with all vigilance for out of it spring the issues of life; and out of its abundance the mouth will speak. Therefore, let it be Truth in me, Truth out to others!

Art That Is Communion

Is my art about the art, or is it about being with God? Do I “bring God along” to do art, or is He already there: showing me, introducing me, teaching me, freeing me, and lifting me up? Does God bring me into my art, or am I trying to bring Him into my art? […]

Hope , a Daily Revival

A life makes little sense without hope. The Bible refers to hope as the anchor of our soul. Visible Hope?  — not really hope, so says Romans 8:24. Hope not seen we must wait for, it requires patience. Patience, a tremendous virtue, teaches us to abide underneath the covering of another. In our case, God […]

Lost Things Are Still Owned

Lost things. A sheep. A coin. A son. These things are what Luke 15 is about. Jesus cares for what’s lost. It really is His total focus. He said as much in Luke 19:10: “The Son of Man came to seek and to save that which is lost.” Lost things still belong to their owner. […]