Forecasting…

...how accurate?

Telling the future has been tempting since the beginning of time. There are signs of the seasons that can be reliable. Farmers and seafarers have used these signs to good effect. Did you listen to the weather report today? Looked it up on your phone? I suppose they’re getting more accurate as we go along […]

Fake News

...not news at all.

Such discourse about “fake news” is mostly annoying. Inaccurate news – It happens. Facts are wrong, but not intentionally and should be followed by an appropriate correction. Bad news – First we think of the information as being tough, but bad news could also mean poorly reported. Worthless news – This would be information we […]

Great Days Ahead…

...remain on course.

We love the “Good Old Days” and exclaim that our best days are yet ahead. It’s not true in all things, but it is true in the Kingdom of God. Be led by the Spirit of God. Hear His voice and act upon it. Trust Him with all your heart and know that He will […]

Worship always…

...even now.

Like your witness, your worship, always shows. Extending grace to an undeserved person? That’s worship. Spending all your money at the casino? That’s worship of another kind. Helping marginalized people? That’s worship. Interested in pornography? That’s another type of worship too. “a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship […]

Keep On…

...Don’t give up.

There’s a time to quit and a time to persevere. When it comes to doing good and God-honoring behavior, here’s a good word. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 Otto Warmbier teaches us something about […]

The Harvest Season is every day…

...make and take every opportunity to lead others to Jesus.

“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” Matthew 9:37 I’m glad when I am in a worship meeting and the opportunity is given for people to deepen their relationship with God. Where I come from it is known as the “invitation.” Generally, it follows the sermon and comes before the last song. Can this […]

Prayer is a Relationship

...pray without ceasing.

In Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians he advises, “Pray without ceasing.” How do we do that? Our prayer life can go this way: Prayer wishes – We have an innate appeal to God when we are in danger or hoping for a miracle of some sort, like winning the lottery, or passing a test in […]

Officers Commissioned

...should there be more?

In this part of the world, new officers have been commissioned in The Salvation Army. It’s a great celebration and a credit to the Lord. For the uniformed, this means that hundreds of people have stepped forward to serve God in many places around the world and in many circumstances. Should there be more? Actually, […]

Last Question

...most important to us.

This is the last question asked by Jesus, recorded in the book of Matthew. It is from Son to Father and it is powerful. Never before had Jesus been separated from the Father. He feels forsaken and asks about it. We know the answer to the question. It was for our sake Jesus was in […]

Human Accomplishment…

...not permanent.

The accomplishment of a society or culture is often seen in the buildings and artifacts they produce. Great care is exercised in excavating civilizations to best define and discover the significance of that people. When Jesus was walking with His disciples, such a question in the context of perpetuity became prominent in the conversation. Matthew […]