P & A

P & A: Prayer & Answer. Acts 12 opens with the news that the great Apostle James had been executed with a sword by King Herod. When Herod realized it…

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In the fire

The story of the three Hebrew Boys is a favorite one. They were cast into a fiery furnace heated seven times over. Their crime? They refused to bow down to…

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Alignment

My Pastor always says that when it comes to prayer it’s not so much about the content but the posture of your heart. You can pray all the right words…

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The Sailors

Today I want to focus on the sailors in Jonah’s story, not Jonah or the fish.The account goes that God caused a storm to shake up the ship Jonah boarded…

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Timing!

One of the most frequently used phrases in our Faith is “in his time”. It is not always the most comforting of phrases because God’s time doesn’t always match ours.…

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I’m Not Happy

Preaching in Nineveh and having the whole big city turn to God en mass was probably Jonah’s biggest success in ministry. Yet he wasn’t happy about going there. Jonah 4:1-4.…

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Pray Before…

I love me some Jonah. He was a bundle of contradictions. He was a prophet who knew God was everywhere and yet decided “to flee… from the presence of God”.…

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Inflation

When I was a child I thought like one indeed. I remember as a teen I didn’t like dancing in church or singing out loudly; if I could I wouldn’t…

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Before He Climbed

Short man Zacchaeus on my mind this morning. His is a familiar story recorded in Luke 19:1-6 in case you need the whole rundown. Zacchaeus, the hated, unpopular tax collector…

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I Could Never!

Last week I wrote about how king David impregnated Uriah’s wife Bathsheba and killed him to cover up his sin. So before the king got to the killing part he…

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