What good is it if the boxer spends hours in the gym, but never competes; never even engages in a sparring session? What good is it if the baseball player only plays catch; or if the quarterback never throws the ball? So then, what good is it, if a Christian is doing nothing for the expansion of God’s Kingdom? It amazes me how mystical we are when it comes down to serving God.
Prayer ignites our spirits with personal revival as it opens our eyes to the needs of others and it gives us the flame to do something about it. Prayer gives us a greater awareness of sin; it helps us to be holy. Prayer gives us a greater vision of what God is doing; it gives
I am writing this note for men. I just recently started praying daily with a good friend; his name is Dennis Owens. These prayers are doing something in the inside of me that is precious. I have a new appreciation for prayer and a new appreciation for my good friend’s friendship. We are open and
“Going to Church” today is a good thing. Just remember that you are the church; therefore the question is: Are you having church at home? When we worship, study the Scripture, pray and intercede for others at home, we make “Going to Church” real. Your personal relationship with God and your “Home Church” it is
Today, I am challenging the “Church” in America (Blacks, Whites, Latinos, Asians, Jews, etc.) to take a deeper look at these issues and to refuse to fall into what has become The Lucrative Business of Civil Rights. Many are hiding behind the attractive platforms of the outer shell fight against racism to display their hate for America with fancy words in the form of dynamic speeches. They have personal agendas that have nothing to do with the teachings of Dr. King. They are false prophets carrying empty ecumenical titles to legitimize the venom of what they are standing for.
Recently, I have engaged in a study about forgiveness. I was certain that I knew all the basics that I needed to know. Many times we hear so much about a topic that we, without knowing, turn our listening off and move on to the next issue. However, as I studied further, I found some very interesting and practical facts about forgiveness.
This is the most Christ-like statement I have heard on the Ground Zero Mosque so far; by my good friend Dennis Owen: I still think we should focus our energies on sharing the grace and love and mercy of Jesus, not fighting the construction of buildings and worship centers of other faiths. Hate and revenge are
Pray for our schools! They took prayer out of school, but prayer can’t never be taken out of you! A prayer guide to pray for our schools: SALVATION: Father, it is our desire that every teacher in Jacksonville would come into a personal relationship with You through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Let me talk to you today about a place where your abilities are justifiably a reason for mockery; where the waters are not found in the rivers; where the coasts of the earth dry out; where the oceans return to the heavens. It’s a place where the singer lost his old songs that once lifted his soul; a place where arguments seems forever rising against you; a place where your bad decisions catch up with you and shame forcefully take possession of your mind.
Jesus tells us in Matthew 16:24, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.” Going after Jesus our own way is vanity. Two things must take place if we want to properly go after Him: We must deny ourselves: The word “Deny” means, “Lose