One Step Away From a Changed Life
A good friend of mine, Pastor Jerry Dirmann, recently said, "If you change your prayer life, you'll change your life." Prayer is a fundamental, but often under-utilized, difference maker in a believer's life. Not only is Prayer a privilege, it is our responsibility. Prayer invites and permits God's will to be done here "on earth as it is in heaven." Peter admonished believers with these words: “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.” 1 Peter 4:7 ESV Here are some… Read More
Why is Life So Difficult?
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self…2 Timothy 3:1-2 ESV Selfishness. It’s the foundation of all that is evil, and the motivation of our flesh. We are born with a sinful nature. That is not to say that babies are wicked. Certainly not. It is, however, to say that no one had to be taught to be selfish – it comes naturally. That’s exactly why we need to be re-born. Being born physically is a miraculous entry of… Read More
Enjoy Life with Your Wife!
“Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun.”Ecclesiastes 9:9 ESV If Solomon’s quill represented his view of life, he seemed to write with the jaded ink of bitterness of soul when he wrote Ecclesiastes. Still, deep wisdom can be found tangled among his cynicism. For example, although he seems to view life as meaningless, his encouragement to “enjoy life… Read More
Imagine Your Life Without Jesus
If it had not been the Lord who was on our side when people rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; (Psalm 124:2-3 ESV) There are some phrases in the Bible that seem to always stop me in my tracks. This is one of them – “If it had not been for the Lord who was in my side…” I remember driving on the interstate in Virginia, coming around a curve and losing control of my vehicle. Apparently there had… Read More