Thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of Him everywhere. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are an aroma … Continue reading Perspective: Which Side of the Door?
Pardon Me, But Your Attitude is Showing, and That’s Good
You yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you, nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. We did this, … Continue reading Pardon Me, But Your Attitude is Showing, and That’s Good
Pardon Me, But Your Attitude is Showing
Pardon Me, But Your Attitude is Showing Jesus said, “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is … Continue reading Pardon Me, But Your Attitude is Showing
Sorting it All Out
Jesus said, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. – Matthew 10:16 Pastor Wingert was away on a fishing trip and I was in the office alone when the phone rang. When I answered, a voice that sounded more contrived than genuine … Continue reading Sorting it All Out
Bullying – The Final Blow
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. – Isaiah … Continue reading Bullying – The Final Blow
Covering Your Tracks
Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is His delight. – Proverbs 11:1 My friend Forrest told about a trip he and his friend Archie took to Israel. They were in the market area of Old Town Jerusalem when they came to a middle-aged merchant selling fresh fruit and vegetables. … Continue reading Covering Your Tracks
Memories of Billy Graham
Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up. – James 4:10 Last week we lost one of the most notable men of the twentieth century. At the age of 99, Billy Graham went home to meet the person he dedicated his life to: Jesus. Before this week, (February 25-March … Continue reading Memories of Billy Graham
Trusting the Experts
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. –Proverbs 3:5-6 Jeff and Liza were four and eight years old when their father died. He had migrated to the United States long before they were born, … Continue reading Trusting the Experts
Perfection or Perfectionist?
Jesus said, “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” --Matthew 5:48. Michelangelo once stated, “Trifles make perfection—but perfection is no trifle.” That is why so many people settle for mediocrity. It appears to be the road of least resistance. In my book, The Perils and Parables of Pastor Preechet, when it comes to … Continue reading Perfection or Perfectionist?
Taking What You’re Given
Genesis 3:1-7; John 6:35 One of the early chapters of The Perils and Parables of Pastor Preechet is entitled “You Take What You’re Given.” The story has to do with a secretary in the new church the pastor has moved to. He is accustomed to hiring his own secretaries, but in this new church, the … Continue reading Taking What You’re Given