The Shepherd’s Oil

In our summer Bible study this week, the theme was Anointing. We looked at how David was chosen by God for a specific task – king over His people. This was an anointing or CALL for service. Just like David was anointed for a higher purpose, we are anointed by God’s Spirit to fulfill our …

Clay and the Potter

A question of fairness came up in our summer Bible study this week.  Specifically, why does God choose some to follow Him while others live and die on earth without ever knowing Jesus as their Savior? (John 15:16, Ephesians 1:4-5, 1 Peter1:1-2, Colossians 3:12) Good question. I can add it to the list of other …

A Runner’s Heart

I have a reoccurring dream … not the kind that shows up when I’m asleep, but the kind of dream my heart whispers to be true. The whisper says ...”you can run”. I’ve heard that dream whisper many times over the years and when it does, I have always taken up the challenge to exercise …

Our Faith Confirmed

Our weekly look at spiritual markers in Colossians 2:6-7 has brought us this far: “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith. . . ” You have received salvation through Jesus Christ . . . you can walk …

Faith takes Root

Last week, I shared Colossians 2:6-7 which began with this phrase, “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,” and we walked together along Apple Road.  That same verse continues, “having been firmly rooted.”  When we receive Christ Jesus as Lord—He plants us into a place where we are firmly …

Worship Everywhere

You might be interested to know that worship really comes as naturally to our spirits as breathing comes to our bodies.  You were made to worship—to ascribe worth to something.  In fact, you are probably worshipping something or someone right now.  The challenge comes in focusing our worship on the only object deserving of it—God. …