Cairo, NY, c.1991. “Pastor, I was 5 miles below the limit, but the cop gave me a speeding ticket anyway.” My dad was NYPD, so I tend to sympathize with the police in most cases. But I knew she was telling the truth. Martha’s beat-up old van screamed “drug mule,” especially in that part of upstate […]
“Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.” (Luke 5:4) Jesus has always instructed his followers to “Launch out into the deep.” Like Simon Peter, men and women of faith continue to respond with obedience to the Lord’s Word. “And […]
The angel told Gideon, “Go in this thy might…” Judges 6:14. The thing that made Gideon a mighty man before God was the courage to DEFY powerless religion! Gideon was right, and Yahweh approved. God has no use for a dead religious system either. The Lord stood by Gideon with manifestations of power. MIRACLES. If idolatry […]
#trashtalk 1 Samuel 17:46-48 Go after your giant declaring God’s Word of his inevitable defeat!
Luke 7:22–“Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.” Christ cited his work as one part preaching, and five parts MIRACLES. So why do we […]
Dear young Christian, just one anecdote from forty years of walking with God: One day I went to work when the cupboard was especially bare. At the end of the day we were told that there was no money for payroll that week! The thirty-mile commute from Troy, NY never seemed so long. As I […]
Pueblo, CO, c. 2008. I worked with the union on a construction project at a power house in Colorado. I had found my way into a local church of “like precious faith.” Though the pastor was much younger and less experienced than I was, there was no conflict between us. He was God’s set-man (Num.27:16) […]