The Formula for Abiding in Christ…

Jesus tells us in John 15 that abiding in Him is absolutely imperative, for without Him we can do nothing (John 15:5)! Jesus is telling us here just how important it is to abide in Him – for with out him…nothing, zip, zero, nada can be accomplished of eternal significance. The good news is Jesus…

If I Were a Gold Miner

If I were a gold miner and happened to own said mine just out back, I suppose I’d rise early every morning and look out back over my cereal bowl with a gleam of hope and a heart of happiness. I’d think about yesterdays and last months’ finds. I’d ponder what might be behind that…

Make a Mark in 2015!

Kid’s drawings are precious things. With crayons, pencils, or markers children make marks upon paper. The picture may be hard to decipher at times, but to a parent or grandparent that doesn’t matter. What matters is that a child made a mark–a mark most parents and grandparents see as special. So special, that some of…

Real Zeal!

Paul says in Romans 10:1 “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.” He says this in the context of explaining how Israel rejected righteousness by faith which, in turn, resulted in everyone outside of Israel learning of that righteous-by-faith salvation. Paul was an Israelite, a Jew.…