Fear Not

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  Isaiah 41:10 ESV Some of our dearest friends at times pooh-pooh our fears. They insist we are silly and unreasonable about the things that…

Going through Samaria

But He needed to go through Samaria John 4:4 In Jesus’ day Jews rarely went by way of Samaria. We could speculate that Jesus needed to go through Samaria to avoiding the Jewish leaders or maybe just because it was shorter and he was tired! We don’t know the reason but we can all identify…

Flowers to Fruit 

Not even the most beautiful flowers can become fruit if they don’t stay open! Behold I stand at the door and knock. If any man hears my voice and opens the door I will come into him and sup with him and he with me. Revelation 3:20

A Chosen People

But you are a chosen people a royal priesthood a holy nation. God’s special possession that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light! 1 Peter 2:9 When I was growing up we had a way to pick teams for our neighborhood ball game. A bat…

Scandal -The Church – and the Restoration of God

This past week another large church has been shocked and saddened by the admitted moral failure of their pastor. Scandal in the church is not at all a new experience. From the days of David with Bathsheba till today, men (and women) in positions of great influence  have failed. Is this a sign that all…