Faith and Religion
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Isaiah closes with themes of sovereignty, salvation, and judgment. Exile will come, and its return should lead to rebuilding the temple, but Isaiah finds people value the temple more than the God of … more
It was Saturday, April 10, 1999 and I had just finished my morning coffee with Nathan, my preacher bud. On the way to the office I made my usual stop by Albertson’s Supermarket to check out … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Palm Sunday began a week that will hold many things for so many different people. There will be moments when they are overwhelmed with all that is … more
Clay Center, Kansas – Jesus was like a celebrity-type figure to many of His day. Crowds gathered in the thousands to hear Him speak and do miracles. This attracted a wide array of people to … more
Six times in the New Testament, the apostle Paul penned what I would call “sin lists.” Now since they are “sin lists” that obviously means they are bad things. But there are … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Recent days have brought some struggles that I never expected in life. It seems that when I think I have things figured out then something comes up … more
God knows the difference between people with pretense religion and people who confess they are sinners but still seek Him. Conduct reveals the case. God had revealed Himself in His holiness to every … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I’ve always heard that if you don’t like the weather in the Texas Panhandle just stick around it will change tomorrow. That seems to be … more
Have you ever messed-up so big that you felt like you couldn’t go to God? It’s a more common experience for unbelievers, but it can happen to Christians too. Has it ever happened to you? … more
Because He is Lord over all believers and unbelievers alike, God determined that unbelievers have a different destiny than the remnant. Edom’s judgment is an example (63:1). The price is … more
It is called “the LORD’s prayer” by most people, but it is actually THE DISCIPLE’S PRAYER; it is the prayer that Jesus TOLD His disciples to pray. Everything in it is clear, … more
Celebration of a restored Jerusalem continues (62:1). The focus now is on Jerusalem’s new status and identity. The city represents the fortunes of the nation. Since the city will enjoy being … more
It was the summer before I got married in 1970. I was living in Franklin, Louisiana, working for Southern Natural Gas Company and coaching the Forest Motel Little League Baseball team. I was 20 yrs … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, It seems to me that our world is turning upside down. No matter where you turn, lives are being impacted by all that is going on. There seems to be … more
People loyal to the Lord receive the good news of restoration with joy. They are ready to praise God for His grace and mercy. The faithful among Judah’s exiles will see with eyes of faith what … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, God sends us blessings so often that many times we simply look over them.  Sure there are those blessings that we receive at times that … more
It started out like any other “first day” baseball practice. Then Mrs. Shaw pulled up and asked to speak with me. She told me that her son was in the car and wouldn’t get out. She … more
It will be a glorious time when restoration is complete.  The glory of the Lord will shine upon Israel and many peoples will be attracted to her because of it.  Such was God’s … more
Clay Center, Kansas – Are there occasions when we believe deceitful practices are ethical because we feel the ends justify it? Imagine having a great sense of personal conviction over … more
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