A Word for the Journey

 

    Set Out a Welcome Mat

    Mon, Jan 16, 2017
    It’a amazing that in one place in scriptures Jesus can be sitting with the intellectual Pharisees, and in another scripture He can be sitting at dinner with sinners. Jesus had no problem reaching to people at all social levels. He could talk with an outcast and the educated; Jesus would relate with the rich and the poor, the healthy and the ...
     

    Twenty Years

    Sat, Dec 31, 2016
    It’s hard to believe that 2016 has past, and last night we celebrated the transition into 2017.  This year will mark two decades since God called us to Ravenswood.  Through those twenty years, God has been faithful to make a way where there was no way.  There have been times when it wasn’t easy, but God was good. We have been ...
     

    Wrong Shelter

    Tue, Dec 20, 2016
    Each week, I try to come up with personal anecdotes, illustrations and stories that will inspire, direct, and encourage you.  It’s not always as easy as it sounds.  However, over the past years, I have written “Word for the Journey” covering topics from prayer to praise, from holiness to hope, from evangelism to expectation.  It is my desire that each ...
     

    Watch Out

    Sat, Dec 10, 2016
    Have you ever been startled by someone yelling, “Watch Out”? What comes to mind when you hear that phrase? You probably think that something bad is about to happen, and you had better “watch out”. We shout this if someone is at risk of being seriously harmed, because we want that person to stop, look, and listen. It is an attempt ...
     

    Pray BIG Prayers

    Sat, Nov 5, 2016
    This past Wednesday, I shared a message with the church entitled “Pray Big Prayers”.  I feel like this message is so important, that it needs to be repeated here. Prayer is one of the greatest weapons in the arsenal of the believer.  Prayer is where we are strengthened, peace is born and purpose is apprehended.  Without prayer a believer is weak, ...
     

    Simple Choice

    Sat, Oct 29, 2016
    Some people try to make living for God harder than it is.  Actually the choice is simple.  The Word of God is the final word in your decisions and beliefs. Whether you understand it, agree with it, or if it clashes with what you were taught.  Even if there are people that you respect, if they oppose with the principles ...
     

    Never Wrong?

    Sun, Oct 23, 2016
    Sis. Crystal and I have this thing that we have joked about since we first married.  I’ll say it when we are discussing something that we disagree about.  I’ll say, “You know that I am never wrong.”  Well, the truth is, I am wrong more times than I want to admit, and there are just some times, we lets me ...
     

    One Sinner

    Mon, Oct 17, 2016
    One of my favorite scriptures is “There is joy in heaven when one sinner comes to repentance.” I was thinking about this, and I was considering heaven.  Heaven has it’s gold, angels, elders, thrones, rivers, trees and other things that are hard to image and even described as unspeakable things.  Yet, it is the repentance of one sinner that inspires gladness in ...
     

    Let’s Go Fishing

    Sat, Oct 8, 2016
    Allow me to share with you a story.  There was a group called “Fishermen’s Fellowship”. They were surrounded by streams and lakes full of hungry fish. They met regularly to discuss the call to fish, the abundance of fish and the thrill of catching fish. They got excited about fishing. Someone suggested they needed a viewpoint of fishing. So they carefully ...
     

    Beyond Your Storm

    Sat, Oct 1, 2016
    I remember a geography lesson from eighth grade. (Pretty good retention, huh.)  We learned that the southernmost tip of Cape Town, South Africa is Cape Point, which has experienced treacherous storms over the centuries. For many years no one knew what lay beyond that cape, for no ship attempting to round that point had ever returned to tell the tale. ...