Launch Out Into the Deep

“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 […]

Powerless Faith is False Religion

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 […]

Christ’s 5 to 1 Formula

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 […]

Faith That Pleases God

Faith! That’s all it takes to please Him, right? (Hebrews 11:6) Let’s examine that thought a minute. First of all, “Text without context is pretext,” so let’s look at the whole chapter. Make it an exercise in English grammar. What an example of “parallel structure!” By faith, so and so did such and such—the same […]

How To Prepare Now For the Next Crisis

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 […]

A Miracle Called Lydia!

Arvada, CO, 1982. This will seem a little ethereal for some, but it’s “New Testament Normal” when you dedicate your life to the gospel, and seek God’s face day-by-day. One day, my wife and I came to the joint realization that our “dream” was being delayed. For years, we had been in agreement that we […]

Rhema

Luke 3:1-2 “Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, “Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God […]