Are You ‘Fit’ For Heaven?

Mark 2.17 records, Jesus, overhearing, shot back, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? I’m here inviting the sin-sick, not the spiritually-fit.MSG


When we come to the Lord Jesus we need to be sick not well. We need to be sick because we need to recognize our need for a doctor. Jesus alone can restore us to God. No religion, no good works, no other ‘gods’ can bring us into a personal relationship with the One True God.



Are You Carrying Your Cross?

Luke 14.27 observes, whoever does not bear his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.

Whenever something difficult occurs in our lives we are fond of saying that we are bearing our cross. We associate hard things with our share in the burdens the world seems to give to everyone. This is not what God meant when He commanded us to carry our cross. (more…)


Two Essentials of Worship

2 Chronicles 31.2 observes, Hezekiah organized the groups of priests and Levites for their respective  tasks, handing out job descriptions for conducting the services of worship: making the various offerings, and making sure that thanks and praise took place wherever and whenever GOD was worshiped.

Two essential elements of worship of the One true God is thanks and praise. We give God thanks for all He has done for us. We praise God for Who He is. Thanks and praise are critical elements of our worship because they take our eyes off of ourselves and place our focus where its always supposed to be: upon God. (more…)