Isaiah 58.

True and False Worship 58 “Shout with the voice of a trumpet blast.     Shout aloud! Don’t be timid. Tell my people Israel of their sins! 2     Yet they act so pious! They come to the Temple every day     and seem delighted to learn all about me. They act like a righteous nation     that would never abandon the laws of its God. They ask me to take action on their behalf,     pretending they want to be near me. 3 ‘We have fasted bef ...

Expectation vs Reality.

In Mark 11:12-25 there are two stories that seem disjointed from each other. The first is that Jesus while walking along and hungry, came upon a fig tree that appeared to be fruit bearing. It had full green leaves and fig trees usually bear fruit when the leaves are full and green. When He inspected the tree, there were no figs. Jesus then curses the tree saying it will never bear fruit. The next story, he comes into the temple and finds money ...

Beauty in Hardship.

I heard a fantastic story this weekend. My friend told me about how he was traveling in the mid-west when he found himself and family blocked in on a isolated road with storms on every side. His wife was very nervous as they were traveling through rain and hail where they could not see but only a few feet in front of them. After traveling for more than an hour, they were able to push through the other side of the storm. As they traveled through t ...

Check your ego at the door.

I know the title of this lesson seems harsh. It is really not intended to be harsh at all. To be honest I am really talking to myself and  just sharing my thoughts on this issue in my life with you. Ego can be a double edged sword. I know we are all familiar with the word, but lets define it. Ego is a noun and is defined as: a person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance. Ok so your ego is how you value your self worth and importance. You ...