When I fear my faith will fail, Christ will hold me fast; When the tempter would prevail, He will hold me fast. I could never keep my hold through life’s fearful path; For my love is often cold; He must hold me fast. He will hold me fast, He will hold me fast; For my Saviour loves me so, He will hold me fast. Those He saves are His delight, Christ will hold me fast; Precious in his holy sight, He will hold me fast. He’ll not let my soul…read more
I have been in close contact with a friend that is having a difficult time with forgiveness. It isn’t others that have hurt him, it isn’t a job or an enemy, it is himself. In dealing with this issue this friend has practiced escapism in the form of drugs and alcohol. So the question has been before me and there is no simple answer other than to make it a matter of fervent prayer before God… Yet I found myself giving and answer and then looking for verses to support…read more
Yeah it happened, I was driving the church van and had someone pull along side me just as I sneezed into my hand … I am sure I was red-faced and looking for a kleenex or something to … yeah gross. I looked up and there was a young couple staring at me and laughing as I wiped my hands and then the steering wheel. Embarrassing to say the least. I have the church name all over my white van, it covers both sides and the entire back window. Looks nice…read more
Got a good but sad letter today from a Christian brother that is struggling through the consequences of his sin. His letter ends with one question “Pastor, How do I know 100% that I have received Jesus as my Savior?” So many people have been given a false hope of “asking Jesus into their hearts.” Then the tough times come and it adds to the struggle with the security of their salvation. Please Christian, preach the Bible and let God do the saving, don’t push this easy believing garbage down…read more
James 1: 18 In His goodness God chose to make us His own children by giving us His true Word. And we, out of all creation, became His choice possession. As a child I memorized the book of James and although my memory is not clear enough to spit it back out word for word, I find myself paraphrasing it all the time. This is one of those verses that screams God’s will, God’s Grace, God’s Choice for each believer. I love it!