Archives for September 2018

Broken

This week I had the honor of speaking at BTW High School’s See You at the Pole prayer meeting. The national theme is “Broken” and it is a great reminder that we should have a broken and submissive spirit before the Lord in prayer. It is not until we humble ourselves in Christ that our prayers begin to have any real impact. In Ephesians 3, we see the Apostle Paul bringing a prayer request to God and he prays BIG. On behalf of the people to whom Paul is writing he asks for inner strength and … [Read more...]

Pressing On

I press on towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 I will never forget when I first decided to hike on the Appalachian Trail. I had several opportunities beforehand but had politely declined. You see, our church in Panama City had a large hiking club. Dan Harrison tried to convince me several times to go. I watched them walk on the beach with their backpacks. I knew they walked the streets for hours on end getting ready. I also knew that the … [Read more...]

We Have the Light!

“Light” is used to symbolize God, faith and holiness throughout Scripture. John 8:12 (ESV) Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 1 John 1:7 (NLT) But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. Ephesians 5:8 (ESV) For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the … [Read more...]

Membership

“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.” – 1 Corinthians 12:12–13 You’ve heard the analogy — Christians are like embers in a fire. When they are gathered together they will generate great heat and energy, but if one is removed it cools quickly. This is a biblical truth that … [Read more...]