The G.I.’s Mite

Biloxi, MS, c.1974. My wife and I were brand new Christians, just beginning to learn of the faithfulness of God. Early in his own ministerial career, Jerry Savelle had come to speak in Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi. At a morning service, he previewed the approaching evening event, announcing that he would be preaching from Matthew 10, […]

Psalm 71:17-18

“O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works. “Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.” (Psalm 71:17-18)

Nehemiah’s Concern

  Nehemiah’s story opens with his inquiry into conditions in the distant city of Jerusalem. His brother’s reply elicits a response from him that highlights critical principles of intercession. Before we can comprehend these powerful essentials, we need to come to a New Testament perspective on the process. Most people believe, in sincere ignorance, that they ought […]

Tradition of Decorum

Religious Tradition requires “proper” decorum in church. But the scripture says: “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary.” (Ps.134:2) “Shout unto God with a voice of triumph.” (Ps.47:1) “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: “make a loud noise, and… “rejoice, and sing praise.” (Ps.98:4) You say you’re not an emotional person? […]

Holy Ghost vs. Tradition

“And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” (Eph. 4:30) In the mid-1980’s, we attended a particularly anointed worship service. Perceiving the drawing of God’s Spirit, Dr. Finn interrupted the music to give an altar call. Several people came forward to receive salvation. (This was clearly a […]

Tradition of Communion

Tradition says don’t take communion if there’s sin in your life. But that’s not what the passage is about. Obviously, we all have sin in our lives! But it’s not about sin; it’s about faith. Paul reminds us to consider what we’re doing, and “discern” the Lord’s body. (1Cor.11:26-29) Jesus said, “Take, eat: this is my body, […]