The word "Peace" under the picture of a Dove

Let the Peace of God Rule in Your Heart

In Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi, he refers to the peace of God that surpasses understanding (see Phil. 4:7). He says it will keep our heart and mind through Christ. But just because we have that kind of peace does not mean that it rules in our heart. So the same Paul writes the following words to the … Continue Reading →

City of Jerusalem

It Matters How We Live

“You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men” (2 Corinthians 3:2). Paul the apostle wrote these words to the church at Corinth. He likens those believers to being a letter that is read by others. His words remind me of something I used to hear some say in church. “I would rather see a … Continue Reading →

Gathering of Leades

Essentials for Effective Leadership for Christians

Are you a leader in the church, in the workplace, in business, or academia? Or do you aspire to one day be a leader in some area of life? I believe that most people who desire to lead want to do a bang-up job. So in this post, I want to share several essentials for effective leadership. This counsel comes … Continue Reading →

Preacher ministering the Word of God

How to Experience the Word More Deeply

Jesus’ teaching on the parable of the Seed and the Sower is loaded with revelation about the ministry of the Word. Though many people hear the same sermon or teaching, some will experience the Word more deeply than others will. This is one of the points Jesus makes in His teaching in the parable. In the parable, Jesus compares some … Continue Reading →

Picture of the earth and moon against a black sky

What This World is Coming To

“I just don’t know what this world is coming to.” Have you ever said those words? We don’t have to wonder what this world is coming to. The history of this world has already been written in the Word of God. What God has said about the fate of this world cannot be changed. Typically, the writing of history succeeds … Continue Reading →

Picture with the words, "Happy Independence Day"

My Special Prayer for This Independence Day

It’s all relative. Those words could serve as a good statement regarding the quality of life people in different countries enjoy. In the United States of America, at times we may find ourselves complaining about things here. But in so many other places around the world, the people there would trade places with us in a heartbeat. I know I … Continue Reading →

Photo from Pridefest 2014, Seattle

We Must Maintain a Burden for the Lost

As I pen this post, I am in Seattle, Washington. That’s a long ways from Southeast Georgia where I live. I was intending on writing about something else today. But my experience in downtown Seattle today changed that. It all started when I came off the elevator from the Space Needle. I have been to Seattle several times in the … Continue Reading →