Shouting All The More.

He (a blind man) called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more. “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Luke 18:38 Growing up in my home, I learned pretty early on that it was […]

Those Three Little Words.

Praise the Lord, O my soul…Praise the Lord, O my soul… Psalm 103:1a, 2a Preachers often deliver their message in what is often referred to as a three-point sermon. I’ve wondered, though. How would a three-WORD sermon sound? Maybe something like… Do not fret. Partner with God. God is love. You are mine. Praise the […]

Free Gift. With Purchase.

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 6:23 (NAS) That is, the free gift of God is eternal life. FREE: Given or available without charge. At least, no charge to my account. Just once I’d like to receive a slick […]

Holding The Flashlight.

I intended my text response to encourage, a reminder to look to the light. The Light. He (Jesus) said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 Maybe in the moment it was. Encouraging, that is. But my friend’s […]

Killing Cubs.

For you know it is best to kill the lion while it is a cub. John Ploughman’s Talk, by C.H. Spurgeon My eyes tripped over that statement several years ago in Spurgeon’s collection of wise and pithy sayings, *John Ploughman’s Talk, a little gem I purchased from Lamplighter Publishing www.lamplighter.net. I jerked my gaze from the […]