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, […]
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, […]
WARNING YOUNG CHRISTIAN, THE DEVIL DOESN’T WANT YOU TO READ THIS! 1. Heaven was polluted with sin. Before the resurrection of Jesus, those who died in faith went to a place of comfort known as Abraham’s Bosom (Luke 16:22). This place was adjacent to, but isolated from hell, the place of torment (verse 23). (Hell […]
Catskill, NY, c.1996. It was a Sunday night service. My pastor was away on one of his frequent jaunts to minister to churches in far-flung corners of the world. As usual, he left the oversight of the home church to me. I stood near the front entrance. It was my habit to greet the people […]
Luke 24:1 “Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared…” The Plan Even before his body was laid to rest, they had planned and prepared to do this. (Luke 23:55-56) After all, it was a religious tradition. Isn’t it […]
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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!
Mark 5:25-34—She was a desperate woman. She thought no one would know. She had suffered so much for so long. Now she just wanted to touch Jesus’ clothes. Instantly, she had her miracle! She felt the power as it surged from him, and healed her body. But suddenly, he was making a scene! He had […]
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 […]