Should We Fear the Lord?

1 Samuel 12:24 (CSB) “Above all, fear the LORD and worship him faithfully with all your heart; consider the great things he has done for you.” This is a wonderful verse but it contains a phrase that has fallen on hard times these days. “The fear of the Lord” isn’t something we talk much about […]

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God’s does as He pleases

DAILY BIBLE READING:1 Kings 18:1-46 Acts 11:1-30 Psalm 135:1-21 Proverbs 17:12-13BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Psalm 135:6 “The Lord does whatever he pleases in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all the depths.”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):I won’t say much about the Verse for Today because it is so clear and is as refreshing as a cold mountain spring.“The Lord does whatever […]

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God is good and mighty no matter what happens

I was out running an errand a few minutes ago and spending some time in prayer when I witnessed a vehicle wreck at the intersection of Main and 18th Street. I was headed westbound on Main following a guy pulling a trailer. As we approached 18th Street, I noticed a tan Ford SUV aimed eastbound […]

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The Joy of Fearing God

“But the Lord of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.” (Isaiah 8:13). There are many verses like this in the Bible … verses that say we should fear God … that our natural response would be to fall down in His presence and […]

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How do we know how powerful God is?

There are three characteristics of God that we cannot possibly fully understand: His infinite knowledge, His infinite presence, and His infinite power. These are often labeled by the following three words: God’s omniscience (He completely knows all things), His omnipresence (He is completely everywhere at all times), and His omnipotence (He can do absolutely anything […]

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Sermon (video): The Secret of Power-Filled Living (Ephesians 1:19-23)

Did you know that praying for God to give you the strength to make it through a trying time is wrong and unbiblical? I’ve prayed that way before and I’m sure you have, too. But, for a follower of Jesus, such words shouldn’t come out of our mouths. Truth be told, we already have all […]

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Powerful Christianity

On June 13, 2011, my family was vacationing in a church member’s condo on the Atlantic Ocean a few miles north of the Kennedy Space Center. We had been to NASA once before but enjoyed it so much that we wanted to visit again. So, we hopped in the car and made the trip.As we made […]

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Sermon (video): Jesus, Our Mighty God (Isaiah 9:6)

When you think of God, who do you think of? ‘God the Father’ is probably your answer. Yet, Jesus (Who is the second person of the Godhead) is just as equally God. In this sermon, we consider Jesus’ infinite power and two very important responses we must have to the fact that Jesus is our Mighty […]

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When God showed up – a week I’ll never forget!

In some ways, 1995 will always stand out as one of the most incredible years of my life! It’s the year that I encountered God in a way that was more powerful than anything I’ve ever experienced. It left me different; it left me dissatisfied with lesser things; it left me wanting to experience God again. I’d […]

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