Showing posts from August, 2015


Prov 15:1 When you think of the word “hot tempered” what’s the first thing that comes to mind?  See the major problem with hot tempered people is that they like a good fight and they will never back down! They will always insist upon having the last word. And that could be dangerous for themselves and others. There is a poem that my dear wife brought to my attention…..It’s about a dog and a cat that don’t see eye to eye, and neither one of them is willing to back down! And the story is narrated by a Chinese plate after he was told by the Old Dutch clock on the wall. It’s called “The Duel”  by Eugene Field. The story begins and ends with a dog and a cat battling for hours. They bite and claw at each other and at the end of the poem we see the outcome of this long drawn-out battle. “Next morning, where the two had sat They found no trace of dog or cat; And some folks think unto this day That burglars stole that pair away! But the truth about the cat and pup Is


Matt 19:16-26 What keeps a person so distracted or tied down?....That they never embrace the cross of forgiveness? Is it pride? Is it lack of understanding? Is it ignorance? Is it selfishness? Is it unconcerned to future things? Is it hatred towards the things of God? You could say yes to all those things mentioned above! But there is something that God has spoken against since the foundation of this world!  Its covetousness ...... ...What does that look like?  I came across a story that might help answer that question! " There was a man who had a problem with stinging he laid a small circle of poison around a hill of their home. Thinking the tiny granules of poison were food, the ants began to pick them up and carry them throughout the colony. He returned later to see how well the poison was working. Hundreds of the stinging ants were carrying the poison down into their hill. Then he noticed a hole in the circle of poison. Some of the poison


John 21: 15-23 WHAT DOES IT TRULY MEAN TO LOVE GOD? Better yet! What does it mean to committed to God?  I want to talk about a man who had to be brought to a point of brokenness  before he could understand what it truly means to love God. I want to talk about a man who I would love to hang out with ! Because we have a lot much in common. I want to talk about a man who has put his foot in his mouth more than once! I want to talk about a man who was given a nickname by His Lord specifically A man who was a hard worker. A man who was a big brother. A man who was classified by culture as an uneducated fisherman. A man who had a passion to lead and get it done. A man who was admired by many of his friends and peers. A man who had a temper. A man who was imperfect. A man who God called to be a “fisher of men”. A man who sinned in the face of Jesus Christ not once but 3 times! THIS MAN IS PETER!! Originally known as Simon the Jonah!  John 1:41-42 “He first fou


1 Thess 5:23-28 The Christian life is a hard life with many ups and downs.  There are times of great blessings and times of great disappointments, whether it’s towards us or by us. There are so many things we want to do better for the glory of His name, but fall short doing them at times. There are so many things in the bible to remember or understand that many of us have a hard time knowing where to start.  We sometimes wish that the Christian life had an auto pilot button and all we had to do is sit back and enjoy the ride.  But that’s not so! Following Christ is not simple saying your prayers and reading a few scriptures only to sit back and watch your faith fly itself.  As on writer said “you don’t soar past problems, cruise through relationships and then glide effortlessly into spiritual maturity. Christianity requires hard work. In fact, Jesus made no secret of the level of commitment required to take this journey.”  Listen to what Jesus said “"If anyone comes to