Dependable Drover

“So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me” (Ezekiel 33:7).

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Disgusting Drover

“For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries” (1 Peter 4:3)

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A Predictable Pair

“And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD besides, that we might enquire of him? And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil” (1 Kings 22:7–8).

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Multitasking Moses

My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: when I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches (Psalm 63:5–6)

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Moses and Sam

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee (Hebrews 13:5).

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Real Christian Community: love AND truth

Most people instinctively crave meaningful relationships.  For some, this inner longing distorts reality, and subsequent wrong choices result in a lifetime of grief.   For the authentic disciple of Jesus, God uses this divinely-placed, innate desire for relationship to His glory.  Christians who live in close proximity to each other and frequently engage in worship and ministry leave a tremendous testimony.  They harmoniously display to observers that they truly are a city set on a hill.  Jesus said, in His kingdom mandate, “Ye are the light of the world.  A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid” (Matthew 5:14). What does it take to experience real Christian community?  First, it takes real Christianity,…

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LOVE JESUS?  Joyfully obey Him!

In today’s world, love is often misrepresented and undervalued to the point where many of us may have little idea what true love is. The Bible is not silent on this topic, and neither is the One who is the greatest expression of such love.  That One, of course, is Jesus, of whom the Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17). Jesus said that love and obedience to Him are inextricably…

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Dancing Drover

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:13–14)

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Driven Drover

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. (Revelation 4:11).

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Weary Footman?

“If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? And if in the land of peace . . . how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?” (Jeremiah 12:5).  

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Dare to Care

“He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised” (Luke 4:18-19).

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A Closed Door

Be Inspired!

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me”(Revelation 3:20). 

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The Simple Life

Be Inspired!

“Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain” (Proverbs 30:8-9).

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Seek Meekness

Be Inspired!

“Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness” (Zephaniah 2:3a KJV).

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What Kind of Church Do I Want?

Be Inspired!

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).

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Milk or Meat

Be Inspired!

“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ” (Ephesians 4:15).  

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