Jesus’ Side of Things

If you have read my Morning Messages for awhile, I bet you are able to understand the duty a servant owes to their master. A servant of the Lord never has any trouble putting on their apron and serving a full table of praises — a good feast of worship. In fact, one of our greatest joys, our supreme fulfillment — is when we are ministering to the Lord. There are no hesitations or fear in the servant’s heart. Continue reading

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The Reality of Faith

This morning, I want to talk frankly with you. Over the last few years, I have been tested, tried and barbecued. lol. Okay, I am exaggerating a little, but we Christians simply do not like to think about being helpless in the hands of our God. Oh, we love to quote all of the “positive” verses with conviction, but with all of our faith and with all of His grace, we still prefer to maintain some semblance of control to our lives. Continue reading

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Experiencing His Love

In all of my Morning Messages, my greatest desire has been for you to discover and experience the profound truth that Paul expressed in his letter to the Roman church, that if our Father is for us, no one can be against us! (Romans 8:31). Yet still, even after the sacrifice of His Son, so many are laboring under the misconception that Yahweh is against them; that He is holding their sins against them. Sure, they are obviously missing the point of Jesus’ sacrifice, but they still picture Yahweh sitting on the edge of His Throne waiting for them to screw something up, just so He can thump them in the head and crash fiery judgment down on them. So sad. Continue reading

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Increasing Your Relationship of Love

The other day I began discussing how we might develop a loving relationship with the God of all Creation. However, so many miss receiving His offer that has given to us, freely and without any requirements. Yes, as a result of accepting His call, we will be drawn to freely serve and honor Him with our thoughts, words, and actions. But not because we are instructed to, but rather, our of our love and devotion. Continue reading

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A Loving Relationship

Recently, I was thinking of the morning I found my Messiah. As many of you know, it was October 27th, 1979. But in truth, it was before that. Way back, when I was 14-years-old, I was attending a youth camp through the  church I grew up in, called Camp Geneva. It was (and still is) a great camp with several cabins and a 1/4 mile beach in Holland Michigan. Continue reading

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Making Our Thoughts Like His

I have texts here that have so often been misunderstood and have misled many believers, primarily because the “teachers” explaining them must have never read the tests, or they simply stopped reading because they didn’t want to be responsible for what the Lord was saying. But what they have missed is the majestic wisdom of our God and His desire to bring His men into fellowship! Continue reading

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Storing His Words

I think I have always enjoyed writing. I think it goes back to first grade, actually. I wrote my first story back then, and my teacher had submitted it to a Teacher’s Journal of Creative Writing. I understand that it was actually published, although, I didn’t receive any royalties or credit, as far as I know. lol All I remember of that story was, “I knew a frog who sat on a log and all day enjoyed basking in the sun . . .” Not much of a story, but for first grade, what would you expect? Continue reading

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