Vengeance is Mine
Sermonette; Given 1/2/2021
Christ counsels us to love our enemies in order that we may be children of God, demonstrating not only His mercy but also our sonship by being peacemakers.
Penalty of Death
Sermonette; Given 11/21/2020
Gossip is like scattering feathers in a wind: It is just as impossible to reverse the damage done by gossip as it is to regather the feathers.
Cash No Longer King?
Commentary; Given 10/24/2020
Instead of stuffing our mattresses with potentially worthless cash, we should focus on maintaining allegiance to God, storing up spiritual treasure.
One Moment in Time
Sermonette; Given 10/10/2020
Christ's followers should be caring shepherds, invested in the success of the flock they serve, cheering them on and rallying them to perform at their best.
A Memorial of Our Joyful Future
Sermonette; Given 9/19/2020
To the reprobate world, the sound of teruw'ah represents terror and war, but to God's called-out ones it is a time to render praises of happiness and great joy.
The Branch of God's Planting
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 9/9/2020
God's Word often employs the metaphor of grafting a branch into a rootstock, the best known of which is Paul's use of it in Romans 11.
Journey for Joy
Sermonette; Given 8/1/2020
Only when we are united with God can we find true joy. If we consistently use His Spirit as a resource, we will have joy as we navigate through trials.
Fortress of Joy
Sermonette; Given 6/13/2020
Human happiness is perishable, dependent as it is on positive life-experiences. Spiritual joy is infinitely more enduring than happiness based in the world.
The Microbe is Nothing, the Terrain is Everything
Commentary; Given 5/23/2020
We should be more concerned about a compromised immune system than about germs. Instead of fearing the virus, we should fear breaking God's health laws.
Walk By Faith Not Fleece
Sermonette; Given 4/18/2020
God mightily used Gideon, initially a timid man who required multiple signs from God, when he began walking more by faith than sight.
Hitting the Mark
Sermonette; Given 3/14/2020
Bill Onisick, reflecting upon the Irish Dart competition in which a 9-Darter displays championship, draws a spiritual analogy based on the fact that one definition of …
Indistractable
Commentary; Given 2/15/2020
Social media, text messages, e-mails, websites and blogs are competing for our time, eroding our attention spans and exhausting our ability to concentrate.
Daily Overcoming
Sermonette; Given 1/11/2020
Daily reflection helps to identify areas in our lives that need to be overcome. Without self-reflection, overcoming specific faults cannot gain traction.
Nothing But Ashes
Sermonette; Given 11/9/2019
Carnal fear puts us into terror, but fear of God brings security. We dare not try to replace the fear of God with the love of God; both are foundational.
The Branch Of God's Planting
Sermonette; Given 10/17/2019
Three factors are necessary for successful grafting: (1) compatibility, (2) alignment and pressure, and (3) proper care of the joint site.
Take the Red Pill
Sermonette; Given 8/3/2019
If we were to consciously monitor our thoughts, we would be appalled about the percentage of our day that we are exclusively wrapped up in ourselves.
Our Final Performance Review
Sermonette; Given 6/15/2019
Without well-defined plans, projects become quickly derailed. Both time and energy are wasted in the absence of carefully established goals.
Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment
Sermonette; Given 4/26/2019
Mercy eclipses any kind of sacrifice one may offer, triumphing over judgement. The leaven of the Pharisees consists of prideful, hypocritical, merciless judgment.
Hope Is the Strategy
Sermonette; Given 3/2/2019
Hope is the ability to expect positive outcomes despite current circumstances. Faith, hope, and love are the three elements of the fuel for our spiritual journey.
How Will We See God?
Sermonette; Given 1/5/2019
Revelation 1:6-9 assures us that every eye will see Jesus Christ when He returns, but in what light will we see Him—in earnest joy or abject fear?