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 […]

My Cry to the Lord

“I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me and heard my cry.” (Psalm 40:1) Where are the answers to life’s most pressing problems? In this message about prevailing prayer, we will discover what happens when we patiently, prayerfully wait for the Lord. Click here to listen to this message.      

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 […]

Taking Hold of God Because He Has Taken Hold of You

From a recent chapel message at Heritage Christian School in Findlay, Ohio Taking Hold of God Because He Has Taken Hold of You “Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:12) […]

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 […]

When Your Spirit Is Deeply Troubled

Taking Hold of God When Your Spirit is Deeply Troubled 1 Samuel 1:1-2:2 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore. (1 Samuel 1:10) Listen to the audio message here. How will you confront those bitter feelings that arise from personal attacks? You may try to ignore them, […]

5 Big Mistakes Leaders Make

How do you face fears and frustrations? FEAR is an unpleasant, negative emotion brought about by the belief that someone or something is threatening, dangerous, likely to cause pain. FRUSTRATION is the feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially when one feels unable to change or achieve something. Fear can destroy you and lead others […]

What Is Our Mission?

In separate conversations recently, two people from our congregation have said the same thing to me. They were describing conversations that they were having with people who did not know the Lord. They both made the same comment: “I was sharing the Gospel with them, before I even realized it!” They were both stunned at […]

The Lord of the “Letdowns”

Did Jesus ever experience “letdowns?” Since He was tested the same way that we are (Hebrews 4:15), we know that Jesus had to deal with disappointments, frustrations, and “letdowns.” As we learned in a recent message, one of the biggest “letdowns” had to be the Triumphal Entry. Prophecies from Daniel 9 and Zechariah 9 were […]