Returning to Our First Love, Part 2

July 11, 2017

Returning to Our First Love, Part 2

“Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.” Revelation 2:4   (NKJ) Last week we explored the need to return to our first love, Jesus Christ.  This return is characterized by our deep devotion and love for Him.  This week we will continue this discussion by examining ways to journey back […]

June 30, 2017

Returning to Our First Love, Part 1

Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.  Revelation 2:4 (NKJV) Who can forget their first love?  The excitement we felt when that special person entered the room.  The anticipation of seeing them and the connection that was made as eyes met.  The experience of first love, with all its […]

June 27, 2017

Press In

And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.  Jeremiah 29:13 (NKJ) This month we’ve been exploring the biblical truth that God is in and among us—continually, without interruption, 7X24.  We experience God through our personal fellowship with Him and through the indwelling presence of the Holy […]

June 20, 2017

The Joy of Fellowship

“That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.    And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.”    1 John 1:3-4   (NKJV) In our series, “God […]

June 13, 2017

The Holy Spirit of Pentecost

“And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able…” Acts 1:8a (MSG) This past Sunday was designated as Pentecost on the Christian calendar. It is celebrated in churches across the nation and around the world fifty days after Easter. Many churches dress their altars in the color red to symbolize the fire […]

June 13, 2017

The Presence of the Lord

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.  John 14:16-17 (NIV) This month, we […]

May 30, 2017

Divine Inquiry

So David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines?  Will You deliver them into my hand?” And the LORD said to David, “Go up, for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand.”    2 Samuel 5:19 This month we’ve focused on prayer—the intentionality of it (2017 NDP Post Mortem), […]

May 23, 2017

Watch and Pray

“Pray always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,  and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for the saints.” Ephesians 6:18 (KJV) As we continue our discussion on prayer, I’d like to offer another practice to incorporate into your prayer life and that is the practice of “watchfulness”.  “Watch and pray” has been […]

May 16, 2017

Pray Without Ceasing

“Never stop praying.” 1 Thess. 5:17 (Phillips Translation) Last week, I responded to the call of the National Day of Prayer with a personal challenge for believers to move from an occasional, event driven-prayer life to one with greater intentionality and commitment.  For many of us, this may be a very difficult assignment in that […]

May 9, 2017

2017 National Day of Prayer: Post Mortem

“I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed…”  Daniel 9:4 (NLT) It’s been a week since the 2017 National Day of Prayer.  Many Americans assembled in prayer in front of courthouses, as well as in houses of worship, such as churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples.  All convened on that day to pray for change […]

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