I feel like traveling on

  Hello Friends, It’s been a while since I’ve posted; can you believe that 2013 is long gone and we are already almost 1/12 of the way through 2014?  James had it right when he described our lives as ‘vapor.’ Over the past year or so I’ve been privileged to travel to various churches, more than I have in many years. Hawaii, Glendale, AZ, Leesville, LA, Ft. Bragg and Camp Lejeune, NC, Watertown, NY, Walkersville, MD and several places in California. 2013 []

Give God the glory

TEXT: 1 Chron. 16 (28-29) Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the people, Give unto the Lord glory and strength. 29  Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: Bring an offering, and come before him: Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.  BR: I Chron. 16 (23-34) INTRO:  The glory of God can be described two ways; first, it describes his majesty and beautiful splendor. Second, it is the commendation or ‘credit’ coming from others that make Him and His name []

Grabbing the Lion by the beard

TEXT: I Sam 17 35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. BR: I Sam 17 (34-37) INTRO: In this, one of the most preached about events in the bible, David, the future King of Israel accepted the challenge of a very powerful enemy. The mighty warrior Goliath the giant, was so formidable a foe, i.e. []

Out of the mouths of babes (babies)

TEXT: Matt. 21 (16) Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? BR: Matt. 21 (12-17) INTRO: As this bible reading shows, children, unlike adults, often say what they see, without bias. By “babes” he meant children, not hot women. There’s a lot that comes out of THEIR mouths that we won’t talk about here. I) Out of the mouths of babes comes truth ILL: Nathaniel Infausto’s declaration to his mother “the banana []

This one thing

TEXT: Phil. 3 (13-14) 13″Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus”. BR: Phil 3  (7-14) INTRO:  The bible is talking about FOCUS here; turning away  our eyes from the past, whether it was good or not so good, and doing one thing; reaching, []

The Sign

TEXT: Num. 21 (9) 9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. BR: Numb. 21 (5-9) INTRO: The situation here in the desert and the venomous serpents biting the people.  God commanded Moses to create an brass IMAGE of the serpents that were destroying them. The ensign of SIN ENSIGN is a sign or emblem []