RAGS TO RICHES

. . . offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is –...

TRANSFORMED

. . . offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  (Romans 12: 1-2) If the foundation of our worship is full...

TRULY

. . . offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God -- this is your true and proper worship. (Rom 12:1) " . . . true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. (John 4:23)...

VOICE RECOGNITION

"Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to...

SUPREME COURT

Reflections on Psalm 50: God the Almighty, God the Lord of all things and every creature -- this is the God who speaks, and calls every person on the earth to listen. His Supreme Court is in session. From the highest judicial level, set in the beauty of His holiness,...

THE MIND THAT MATTERS

. . . I did not come to you with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God . . . I came to you in weakness and in great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not wise wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of...

FEAST OR FAMINE: HEALTH PLAN

We need to feast on God's Word every day. There's no pill to pop, no quick meal replacement available. If we don't have our spiritual dinner, we will get spiritually thinner. We also need to drink deeply of God's presence. It's an amazing thing that the Creator of the...

FEAST OR FAMINE?

Every year, many of us make similar resolutions: to lose extra pounds, eat sensibly, get more exercise. We know these will make us healthier, and a new year signals a fresh start. It's easy to focus on physical health, because it's so obvious. Under stress, we may...

HE, HIMSELF

"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from old, from ancient times." Therefore Israel will be abandoned until the time when she who is in labor...

JESUS, UNWRAPPED

. . . an she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger . . . (Luke 2:7) Over the centuries, Christmas has become a very complicated celebration. On that first Christmas, the Gift was wrapped in strips of cloth and placed...