Suicide. Just typing the word sends chills up my spine. On a few occasions, I have ministered to families who had a family member take their own life and I have seen up close the enormous pain and despair that comes. A couple of weeks ago, the son of well known pastor Rick Warren tookContinue reading “The suicide question”
Monthly Archives: April 2013
Run to God
Where do you go when you are troubled? All of us turn somewhere when we are feeling overwhelmed, run down, confused, hurting, or otherwise fed up with life. Some of us turn to food, immersing ourselves in a favorite TV show, a favorite hobby, or a host of other things. Some run to alcohol, pornography,Continue reading “Run to God”
Believing God to the very end
The Old Testament life of Joseph is a favorite character study for many Christians. Recently, I preached a series of messages on the life of Joseph at our church, and I found that one less well known moment in Joseph’s life was a great blessing to me. If you haven’t in a while, take aContinue reading “Believing God to the very end”
Greater is He Who is in You!
It seems like things continue to get worse in our world. Maybe you have wondered how things got in such bad shape. Perhaps you wonder if you or your children can face a world filled with such sin and evil. In this message from 1 John 4:1-4, we take a look at how the BibleContinue reading “Greater is He Who is in You!”
Praying for revival
“Restore us, O God of our salvation, And cause Your anger toward us to cease. Will You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all generations? Will You not revive us again, That Your people may rejoice in You?” (Psalm 85:4–6, NKJV) Many Bible scholars believe that Psalm 85 was writtenContinue reading “Praying for revival”
How beautiful is the body of Christ!
Recently, I had the privilege of attending a conference with pastors from a variety of backgrounds. As we sang the universal hymn, Amazing Grace, I was touched as I looked around the room. There were men of all ages in the room, but the most striking detail was the ethnic and national diversity in theContinue reading “How beautiful is the body of Christ!”
Part of my heart will always be at Pisgah
On Wednesday, I had the privilege of preaching the funeral service for Florene Wheeler, a faithful prayer warrior and friend who passed away at the age of 97. It was a very sad occasion, but it was also a joy to spend the day with people I love deeply. You see, Florene was a nearContinue reading “Part of my heart will always be at Pisgah”