Keep Watch – Keep Alert

Watch-and-Pray-LionessKeep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Mark 14:38

I don’t want to sin against God!
That is my spirit talking. My spirit is strong in the decision not to sin against God, my wife, my family, my church, or anyone else. Continue reading

Overcoming Temptation

baked_bread-thumbNow when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” Matt 4:3

The temptation of Jesus is proof that you have the ability to overcome anything thrown at you by the tempter. It must be done as He did it. Continue reading

The Strength to Endure

endureYesterdays Morning Thought was about the courage to stand in the face of temptation.
Today I want to continue along those lines.

First, a word of caution from God’s word Continue reading

Do You Have the Courage?

Woman holding red apple on black backgroundDo you have the courage to stand for Christ – to stand for virtue and morality?
Christians are redeemed by Christ but not immune from temptation. But with the help of the Holy Spirit it is easier to fight off temptations.

So do you have the courage to face temptation and say, “No!”? Continue reading

Be The Spark

be the sparkI was texting with some of the youth from church the other day about getting more involved in the service, mission, and work of the church.
Sometimes all anyone needs is a nudge in the right direction – that goes for church family or the lost.
Suddenly I recalled a song we would sing at college devotion time. Continue reading

I Remember

remember copy“This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.” Luke 22:19

Last Saturday we had a waterslide and a snow cone maker for Vacation Bible School. The slide would be picked up but I had to return the snow cone maker on Monday. Continue reading

What is truth? (part 2)

what-is-truth2The entirety of Your word is truth, Ps 119:160

I’m going to continue on the subject of truth.

Can there be more than one truth? I may be wrong but I don’t think there can in the exact same way. Continue reading