A Son Is Given

“A Son Is Given” Isaiah 9:6 As we approach the Christmas holidays, I would like to invite you to use this message as part of a “Christmas present.” By that I mean learning what Christmas means to us at present. Picture it this way: God’s glorious Gift has been wrapped up with a number of […]

Who Will End the Violence?

Who Will End the Violence? Isaiah 9:4-6 These days, our headlines are full of violence. There have been a number of news items about domestic strife and race-based violence. On the international scene, we read of ongoing brutality by Islamic terrorists. The question on many of our minds is this: Who will stop the violence? As […]

The Tears of a Tender Heart

“Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends.” – George Müeller   Go, inquire of the Lord for me, and for them that are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the […]

The Greatest Escape

Do you ever wish that you could escape from all your troubles? In Psalm 55, David expressed his wish for the wings of a dove so that he could fly away (v.6-7). On that occasion, the terrors of death possessed David’s fearful, trembling heart (vs. 4-5). In anguish of soul, he wrestled with betrayal by […]

A Delight to God

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. (Proverbs 15:8) Have you ever made someone else supremely happy? Wasn’t that a fun experience? Didn’t it fill your heart with joy when you saw how delighted they were? Perhaps it was at Christmas, or […]

I Will Pray with the Spirit

John Bunyan’s excellent little book on prayer is still helpful and relevant to us today. Forged in the fires of persecution for his faith, Bunyan’s work clears away the clutter and helps the reader understand the practice of prevailing prayer. Most well known for his book, “Pilgrim’s Progress,” Bunyan was a prolific writer and preacher. […]

God’s Answer May Be Different

When you are suffering, is it wrong to ask for a little relief? Consider these words, written by the Apostle Paul: And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should […]