These Things

It has happened before. Jesus spoke to a man and told him he was soon to leave this world. How would you react to the news that you would soon die? Would you travel the world? Would you reconnect with close relatives and old friends?  What would you do with your last day on earth? … [Read more…]

Let My Tongue Stick

 It really did happen. A guy forgot about Jerusalem and his tongue got stuck. The ironic thing about it is that he lived in Jerusalem. Let me start at the beginning. The 137th Psalms is a down in the dumps kind of poem. The situation is looking pretty bleak for the Jewish people at this … [Read more…]

Three Men

In the previous edition of the Pastors Pen, the topic was the first two battles of the Israelites. Through this study, we were able to understand the circumstances when, we too, must resist the opposition to our God-designed future. Today, the main characters involved in that story become the object lesson. From their response to … [Read more…]

When Do We Fight?

 “Stand still, the battle is not yours” is spoken by the Lord two times throughout the history if Israel. Yet, tucked away in the verses of Ecclesiastes chapter three, the statement, there is a time to go to war, can be found. This command for war, interestingly enough, precedes the declaration of peace. The preacher, … [Read more…]

Hidden Treasure!

Stories of hidden treasure often capture our attention and fuel our imagination. To a child, the word treasure creates dreams of finding a pirate’s map and digging up a buried chest. For grownups, hearing about someone finding a priceless antique while visiting a garage sale or rummaging through a dusty attic, keeps that dream alive.  … [Read more…]

Daily

As you and I continue reading through the Bible this year, we will notice that the path of life that we are on seems to run parallel with that of the Israelite’s.  In Exodus chapter 16, Moses receives instructions concerning the manna. He was to double the amount gathered daily on the 6th day and … [Read more…]

I Lift Up My Hand

“I have lifted my hand to the LORD, God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth. I would not take a thread or a sandal strap or anything that is yours. Because you will say, ‘I have made Abram rich.” These are the words of Abram that he spoke to Bera, on his return from … [Read more…]

Wide Awake Ears

Last week we spoke about clear vision. This week we will discuss ears that are awake. Wide awake may seem like an odd thing to say about our ears, but it comes straight out of your Bible. Through Isaiah (ch.50) we hear Jesus say “The Lord GOD wakens my ear to listen.” He then makes … [Read more…]