Author: Steve

Podcast 158: Jesus On A Mission

       A popular passage of scripture frequently read around the Christmas season is Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born”, but there is more to this scripture than a child being born, a kingdom is being established with the “passionate commitment…

The demands of the season can make it difficult to be still and draw near to your Dad. But my prayer for myself and each of us is that as we draw near to God we remember that God, in Christ, took the initiative to draw near to us.

I Just Want to Be Near You

When one of our young boys was toddling around the house, he would stand in the center of our home and call “Mama!” until he received a response. Sandi would respond and ask what he needed. His response was “I just want to be near…

“God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,” (1 Corinthians 1:28-30)

Podcast 156: The Unsearchable Riches of Christ

       “God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ…

God loves us. Every day. He cares for us all the time. But we struggle to believe and comprehend His unconditional affection for us.

Podcast 155: Baggage and Mixed Signals

       God loves us. Every day. He cares for us all the time. But we struggle to believe and comprehend His unconditional affection for us. Perhaps it is our own baggage which inhibits the good news from our Dad.        “Jesus…

Learn about the different ways that we experience joy.

Joy

With Joy In Isaiah 12:3, there is a wonderful phrase, “with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation” or as the NLT renders it, “with joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation!”   In the past few years I…

Jesus received the Spirit at His baptism, which enabled Him to fulfill His ministry.

Podcast 154: Be Filled

       Jesus received the Spirit at His baptism, which enabled Him to fulfill His ministry. At the end of His earthly mission, He directed His disciples to wait in Jerusalem where they would “receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you,…

“Now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God,” (Galatians 4:9)

Podcast 153: Be Known

       “Now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God,” (Galatians 4:9)        “O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.      How precious are your thoughts about me, O…

Discover the common thread of God working through the lives of John Hus, Count Ludwig Von Zinzendorf, William Carey, and John & Charles Wesley.

Podcast 152: All Saints Day (All Hallowed Eve)

       Discover the common thread of God working through the lives of John Hus, Count Ludwig Von Zinzendorf, William Carey, and John & Charles Wesley. “Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come…