You Need The Real Thing

Guitars have been part of my family since before I was born. Uncles, cousins and my own children play them. Our middle daughter and our son started playing when their grandmother gave them a small guitar when they were young. That daughter now has one of the best guitars made, given to her by her husband for Christmas. So I laughed as I looked at a portable pocket guitar for sale. It’s just the upper part, the fret of the guitar and it was called a guitar gadget trainer. But I know it can’t do much for you because it’s not …

Thank You Jesus for the Power of the Cross

      Thank You Jesus for the power of the cross   Colossians 2: 9 and 10 – “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form and you have been given the fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.” When I stop to really think about these verses I cannot begin to derive enough adjectives to describe the feelings welling up inside of me. Just the sheer realization that the same power that is in Jesus Christ is in me makes me want to shout. Jeremy Camp’s song Same …

A Job To Do and the Power To Do It

    A Job To Do and the Power To Do It     How extraordinary to receive the assignment to evangelize the world.  But how even more extraordinary to receive the power to do the job. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1: 8 It is the POWER of the Holy Spirit that makes it possible to complete the Great Commission.  Only with the power of the Spirit can the message …

Peter: Coward to Courageous

    Peter: Coward to Courageous     “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4: 12 This is essentially the message preached by Peter at Pentecost. It was used by the Holy Spirit working through Peter and it brought 3000 souls into the Kingdom! Through the power of the Holy spirit, Peter begins to fulfill the prophesy by Jesus in Acts 1:8.  Peter received the Holy Spirit and he became an immediate witness in Jerusalem. Cowardly Peter – the before-Holy-Spirit-Peter — …

Silent Expectations

“My soul, wait silently for God alone. For my expectation is from Him” Psalm 62:5 Have you ever felt like a spinning top?  I know I have!  Life seems to be spinning right along then wham! I am off kilter and knocked for a loop.  Even though tops can be colorful and festive in appearance when that string is wound and then pulled you find out a lot about it.  One minute it is spinning with such precision that it is beautiful but then it eventually hits something or runs out of its own power and it starts to falter …