Are You Only Along For The Ride? – Genesis 12:1-5; 13:10-11

The key phrase that I want to draw your attention to is found in verse 14; “…and Lot went with him…”  When I consider what happened to Lot when it came to decision time in chapter 13, it appears to me that Lot, like many professing Christians today, was only along for the ride.  Sadly Lot, like so many Christians today, was nothing more than a backseat passenger that was only along for the ride. Lot was... read more

Nothing But Leaves – Mark 11:12-26

Viewed by itself, the cursing of this fig tree is a most curious action by the Lord, but not when viewed in context with the Temple cleansing that is sandwiched between their two visits to this fig tree.  God had given life to both this fig tree and to the nation of Israel and sadly they were both producing Nothing but Leaves, and if you and I are not careful we too can be guilty of the same; guilty of... read more

We’ve Got It Backwards

We’ve Got It Backwards Genesis 1:1-8 We’ve got it backwards; what I mean by that is how we reckon days. We speak of morning and evening, but God frequently repeats Himself saying; “the evening and the morning.” C. H. Spurgeon took note of this in his Morning & Evening devotional saying; “The evening was “darkness” and the morning was “light,” and yet the two together are called by the name that is... read more

Big Shoes to Fill

Read First Corinthians 4:14-16 We’ve all heard it said: “Those are big shoes to fill;” and the apostle Paul’s certainly were, nevertheless, in verse 16 he said; “be ye followers of me,” and later in chapter 11, verse 1, he said; “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” Wow, those are even bigger shoes to fill! But is having big shoes to step into and fill a burden or a blessing? Although we... read more

What’s Your Hurry?

  Joshua 4:1-18 Four dedicated priests of God, carrying the Ark of God, walked toward the raging, flood stage waters of the Jordan, then suddenly, when; “the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water, …the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap…” (3:15-16). Oh what faith it took for them step into the Jordan and then what faith it took for... read more

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