Christmas And Real Gold

Christmas And Real Gold

Christmas and REAL Gold (Matthew 7:12) Today is Christmas Eve. Tomorrow we celebrate Jesus’ birth as God’s grand eternal plan to glorify Himself by having a people He chose as His own[1]… to save from His wrath[2]… to live lives that glorify Him.[3] Now… let’s...
Christmas: Daniel, Magi, and Jesus

Christmas: Daniel, Magi, and Jesus

God provides… protects… & blesses His children. He does this in ways we can’t comprehend. He’s never late, He’s always on time, with exactly what’s needed. This is seen in the first part of the Christmas narrative FROM DANIEL. I need to explain what I mean…...
Is “Ask and Receive” Absolute

Is “Ask and Receive” Absolute

“Is ‘Ask and Receive’ Absolute?” (Mt 7:7-11) NOTE: This is what I take into the pulpit. There are devices I use like bold, underline, and italics. This is an “oral manuscript” designed to help me stay with the train of thought. More is said than written...
If God Wills It, Why Pray?

If God Wills It, Why Pray?

The argument goes like this, “If everything is predestined, why pray?” In my experience this is posed more as a criticism than a question… an indictment more than inquiry. Honestly, this has been a difficult hurdle for me even though I know the arguments and they...
Jesus’ Prayer For His Own

Jesus’ Prayer For His Own

On earth, Jesus prayed for His followers (John 17). Now… in heaven… He continues to pray for them. Consider the following… The best way for our prayer life not to “heap up empty phrases” (Mt 6:7) that are meaningless and therefore are pointless to...