https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04WXlAcOtS0 This world's not my home, I'm just a-passin' through! A favorite song of mine sings this verse: Mine are days here as a strangerPilgrim on a narrow wayOne with Christ I will encounterHarm and hatred for His nameBut mine is armour for this battleStrong enough to last the warAnd He has said He will … Continue reading the wandering pilgrim
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8N_xfyVXec Fight off the wolves! What's the point of being human if we're not interested in participating with humanity? We're part of this world, aren't we?! Can we honestly turn a blind eye to the woes of the world around us, ignoring the mess and walking obliviously along our journey of faith? I think we … Continue reading the warrior patriot
In an effort to appeal to no one, I'm working on a couple of articles in light of the 2020 presidential election and in anticipation of our church's Men of God Conference. I don't typically "get into it" when it comes to politics; however, as hopes and dreams are posted and odoriferous opinions fly, the … Continue reading the warrior and the wanderer
Here's to a great 2020, putting faith into practice! Let's find avenues to express our faith in culture and bring value to our communities. We're not merely soul-winners; we're Imago Dei with purpose on earth to shine out God's light in all areas of life. We can be agents of change for the common good … Continue reading Happy New Year from G.T.E. !
1 Thessalonians 5 -- Paul's letter ends with a brief note to keep on keeping on:warn the idle, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient with everyone, avoid evil, pursue good, rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in everything. Though they be afflicted, their calling to reflect Christ is unchanged! Yes, there will be … Continue reading keepin’ on
1 Thessalonians 4 -- The chapter will end with one of the more precise statements in Scripture regarding the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus. Paul gives us a timeline of events, as it were, once the heavens are opened and the Lord begins His descent to the earth. Those asleep in the Lord (the … Continue reading quiet commitment
1 Thessalonians 3 -- After tonight's Bible study, I'm struck with Paul's attention to the strength and self-sufficiency of Christian FAITH. Surely the believers are facing real afflictions of a personal nature that is really real. The events described in Acts 17 about a mob gathering outside of Jason's house looking for Paul but then … Continue reading faith, full