GIFTS FROM GOD

GIFTS FROM GOD Recently I read Joshua 24 in my morning devotions.  I was impressed with the many times it is recorded that God gave.  God gave Isaac to Abraham (v-3).  God gave Jacob and Esau to Isaac (v-4).   God gave Mount Seir to Esau (v-4).  God gave the Amorites...

INITIATIVE

INITIATIVE A definition for the word “initiative” is “recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am asked to do it.”  As good as this definition is, it is not adequate for the mature Christian.  We all know that we can take the initiative to do something...

JOY UNSPEAKABLE AND FULL OF GLORY

JOY UNSPEAKABLE AND FULL OF GLORY Whenever Mary Magdalene thought about Jesus, I suspect a melody like “joy unspeakable and full of glory…” started playing in her heart.  However, she had not always been a joyful person.  In fact she was downright mean at one...

CLOSE IS NOT ENOUGH

CLOSE IS NOT ENOUGH “Are you not the Christ?” the bleeding thief blurted out bitterly.. “Save yourself and us.” For nearly three hours he had been hanging by his hands nailed into this cross. Next to him was another One on another cross....

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME   I glanced up at the clock. Six o’clock. I still had time to read another chapter. It was Sunday evening and I was getting ready to go to the Fellowship Room for the evening service, led by Ken Crowe. Suddenly, I realized that I was an hour...