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I heard a young man speak about the parable of the sower(recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke) at our local prayer breakfast. He noted we often focus on the soil when we read the words of Jesus, but his attention had been drawn to meditate on the sower.

Faithful Sowers

I heard a young man speak about the parable of the sower(recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke) at our local men’s prayer breakfast. He noted we often focus on the soil when we read the words of Jesus, but his attention had been drawn to meditate…

If you have heard me speak since 2013, you know how John 15:9-12 has transformed my life. The truth that God loves and likes me is revealed in verse 9, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.” Verse 12 provides a vision for how I am to love my family, as He has loved me. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

Life, Hope, and Love through Death

If you have heard me speak since 2013, you know how John 15:9-12 has transformed my life. The truth that God loves and likes me is revealed in verse 9, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.” Verse 12 provides a…

Since God is love and God is good, we are assured His in-spirited word flows from a heart of love and was written for our good.

Convictions – Part 3

The Word of God is Eternal, Inspired, Accurate, and Profitable   Since God is love and God is good, we are assured His in-spirited word flows from a heart of love and was written for our good. This passage in Deuteronomy 5:29 expresses this conviction…

Love is not simply one of many attributes of God. Love is His nature. It is His essence. God is love. All the time. From the inside out. God oozes love from every pore of His divine being. Love is not part of His DNA, Love is His DNA.

Convictions – Part 2

Prizes and Rewards   One more week in February. If you are still keeping track of how many days you are reading or listening to, some portion of scripture, send me your totals on February 28th and I will arrange for you to receive your…

Convictions – Part 1

Last year, for the first time, I was asked by a reader what my belief was about the nature and person of Christ. I recognized I have never clearly articulated my assumptions and convictions. Now seems a good time to begin.   My first declaration…

In November I was attending a conference when I heard some sobering statistics from a representative of Back to the Bible. After surveying over 200,000 people for many years, they discovered the magic number of 4.

Engaging with the Bible in 2017

In November I was attending a conference when I heard some sobering statistics from a representative of Back to the Bible. After surveying over 200,000 people for many years, they discovered the magic number of 4.   “A key discovery from the CBE(Center for Biblical…

As I have begun my annual journey through scripture I encountered four unique prophecies which were fulfilled to the letter in the first few chapters of Matthew.

A Man of His Word

As I have begun my annual journey through scripture I encountered four unique prophecies which were fulfilled to the letter in the first few chapters of Matthew. Events were shaped and people were seamlessly integrated into this narrative, to insure the inspired eternal word was…

What does the Bible say about Jesus being a humble king?

Humble King

How Silently   Though He was, and is, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, his coming was inauspicious and without fanfare. Except for an angelic pronouncement to a few timid shepherds, he made his entrance into our world quietly. His parents were unassuming and…

A few weeks ago I sensed God communicating the words “spirt and truth” to my spirit.

Spirit and Truth

A few weeks ago I sensed God communicating the words “spirt and truth” to my spirit. That phrase comes from the conversation between Jesus and the woman at the well in Samaria. “The hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will…

As much as earthly parents love their children, God our heavenly Dad loves us more.

A Father’s Heart

A Father’s Heart   Every father wants his children to have a good life. He wants to teach and train them as best he can, to learn from his life lessons, and experience a good long life. As much as earthly parents love their children,…

"Knowing Jesus loves me as His Father loved Him has transformed my life. Having my eyes opened to the New Commandment has changed the way I look at loving my wife and children."

A New Look at the Marriage Relationship

A New Look at the Marriage Relationship   In John 15:9, Jesus says to His disciples, “AS the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.” In John 13:34 and again in John 15:12, Jesus goes on to say we are to love one…

I recently had the privilege of speaking at the state homeschool convention in Portland, Oregon, where one of the men there told me a wonderful story of an interaction he had with his daughter.

Out of the Mouth of Babes

Out of the Mouth of Babes   I recently had the privilege of speaking at the state homeschool convention in Portland, Oregon. On Friday I had a few men’s workshops and offered The Christian Home and Family Worship for free, to those who would commit…