“You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.”  (2ndTimothy 2:2 ESV)   Throughout the history of the Church which began over two thousand years ago, the Gospel has been passed down… Read More

Do you ever wonder how this ministry spreads to new cities?  The short answer is that we pray and follow The Holy Spirit.  Through the years, it has become abundantly clear that this is God’s ministry, and He is inviting us to new places.  A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of traveling to… Read More

Listen to the Old Souls   I recently had a conversation with a thirty-seven-year-old businessman.  Though pleasant enough, I felt and observed a cockiness and arrogance that valued people and objectives through a grid of, “What’s in it for me?”  Beyond that perspective he had no interest in others, or their concerns.  Money, success, showmanship… Read More

I found this verse interesting when I read it:   “I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you.” (John 8:37 ESV)   Why does this interest me? There is no surprise that the people Jesus addressed in this passage were Jews (offspring… Read More

John 18:2-11   Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples.  So Judas came to the garden, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons. Jesus, knowing all that was going to… Read More

Matthew 26:38-42 Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as… Read More

John 16:33-17:5 “‘I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.’  After Jesus said this, He looked toward heaven and prayed: ‘Father, the time has come.  Glorify Your Son, that Your Son may glorify You.… Read More

John 13:31-35 “When he was gone, Jesus said, ‘Now is the Son of Man glorified and God is glorified in Him.  If God is glorified in Him, God will glorify the Son in Himself, and will glorify Him at once.  My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for… Read More

John 12:27-33 “‘Now My heart is troubled, and what shall I say?  ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name!’  Then a voice came from heaven, ‘I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.’  The crowd that was there and… Read More

John 11:41-44 “So they took away the stone.  Then Jesus looked up and said, ‘Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.  I knew that You always hear Me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that You sent Me.’  When He had said this,… Read More

Psalm 146:5-6 “Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them- the Lord, Who remains faithful forever.”   FOR FURTHER STUDY… Read More