The Purpose (T.H.I.S.)

“We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.” Colossians 1:28-29 Paul was imprisoned in Rome, and yet this man of God found great purpose […]

Colossians 1:25-28

“…fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, that is the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ […]

Philippians 1:20

“According to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.” Philippians 1:20 Paul’s statement is at one and the same time a declaration and a definition […]

Philippians 1:3-6

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect […]

The Jealousy

“But the high priest rose up, along with all his associates (that is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy.” Acts 5:17 People were being saved spiritually, and healed physically. Demonic spirits were being cast out of others who were under oppression or in the possession of forces of darkness, from […]

The Life

“But during the night and angel of the Lord opened the gates of the prison, and taking them out he said, ‘Go, stand and speak to the people in the temple the whole message of this Life.” Acts 5:20 (NASB) The Amplified Version of the Bible describes this angelic charge, to the imprisoned preachers “declare […]

The Attraction

“We must obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:29 When Peter and the apostles made this statement, they stepped across a line in the sand, and crossed over into the land of absolute freedom. From this moment on, there was no turning back. Regardless of the consequences, they would hear and obey one voice. They […]

The Waltz

“Waltz Across Texas with You” was an Ernest Tubbs hit in 1965, and it is still used to teach the waltz in dance halls around the state, and perhaps the world. It is a great tune, and it has become a gentle reminder to me of a greater walk than any waltz could ever be, […]

The Future

“It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority.” Jesus – Acts 1:7 “The fix is in.” This proverbial statement refers to something that is going to happen, due to the manipulation of certain controllable circumstances that fall under the power of the manipulator. In […]

The Harvest

“So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask Him to send more workers into His fields.” Luke 10:1 Jesus called The Twelve, but He also chose 72 other disciples to go ahead of Him, in pairs, to all the towns and places He planned to visit. His primary instruction to […]

The Line

“He who is not with Me is against Me and he who does not gather with Me scatters.” Matthew 12:30 As a native son of Texas, I have always been mesmerized by a story told about Col. William Barrett Travis. He was described as taking his sword and drawing a line in the sand, in […]

The Right

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” Proverbs 14:34 “Then he believed in the Lord and it was reckoned unto him as righteousness.” Genesis 15:6 Words mean things. It is not enough for people to use the right vocabulary. They must have the right dictionary. It is impossible to know […]

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