July 22, 2019

Falsely Accused – Offense, Part 7 I once got offended at a cop. He made me so mad. I was innocent. I’ve had my share of transgressions, but this time, I really was innocent. A car in front of me saw this police officer and hit his brakes. I had seen him a way back […]

July 21, 2019

Who Is the Offender? – Offense, Part 6 I think offense is harder to deal with when someone really close to you offends you or takes up an offense because of you. God had to put me through a season of teaching me about offense after I picked up that offense over my friends’ becoming […]

July 20, 2019

Offense Breeds Offense – Offense, Part 5 Offense comes in many ways. Years ago, Ceci and I went to minister for some friends. These were very dear friends of ours. We stayed in their home and could tell that things there were kind of tense. They were doing their best to put on a good […]

July 19, 2019

Offense’s Downward Spiral into Sin – Offense, Part 4 Cain was punished by God for killing his brother, Abel. God made him a wanderer, but granted Cain’s request to not be killed by those he would wander across. Wouldn’t you think he would be undone by God’s mercy and fall on his face and repent? […]

A Salute to America

After signing the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, founding father John Adams said the following to his wife, Abigail:          I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty; it ought …

July 18, 2019

Be Angry and Sin Not – Offense, Part 3 In the story of Cain and Abel, one did it God’s way and the other didn’t. And, the one who didn’t became angry. He didn’t deal with his anger properly. There is nothing wrong with growing angry. Sometimes we get angry at the wrong things, but […]

July 17, 2019

The Lesson of Cain and Abel – Offense, Part 2 There’s an interesting progression in Genesis, Chapter 4, between Abel and Cain, where the first murder occured. The progression that took place in Cain’s life, I think, is very common today. He offered the Lord a sacrifice from the first fruits of the ground. He […]

July 16, 2019

Offenses Will Come – Part 1 In Luke 17:1, Jesus is teaching His disciples and he uses a word translated “stumbling blocks”, which could also be translated “offenses”. What is a stumbling block or offense? The Greek word here is “scandalon”. We get the word, “scandal” from it, because sometimes when you do “offensive” things, […]

July 15, 2019

Women, Walk in Your Calling! You Are Anointed and Dangerous! “Does everyone have Judges 4 and 5 in their Bibles? Has anyone torn them out? I ask that question, because I rarely hear anyone, at least in evangelical circles, preaching from Judges 4 and 5. Why is that? Because, the primary character in this narrative, […]

July 14, 2019

The Brave, the Strong, the Proud, the Free “In June of 1775, the Continental Congress created a unified army out of the revolutionary forces encamped around Boston and New York, and named after the great George Washington, Commander-in-Chief. “The Continental Army suffered the bitter winter of Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the […]