THE TEST OF DISCIPLESHIP – THE NEXT STEP #24

IMAGINE – You are in the army.  Out on patrol you see movement. “Friend or foe?” is the question you want answered. You call out and a voice answers in perfect English. Then he steps out of the shadow with a “perfect” uniform. Does speaking good English make him...

FAITH & ACCEPTANCE – THE NEXT STEP #23

There are certain things one must have if life is to be sustained. Breath for example. You can’t live without breathing. Water is another nonnegotiable, for, without water we are without life. Faith is also a spiritual imperative. Without faith there is no...

DIVINE IMAGINATION – THE NEXT STEP #22

When you read the Bible stories does it ever pique your inquisitive mind? Do you find yourself asking hard questions? For example, in Matthew 15 a woman of Canaan asked Jesus to heal her daughter and He appears to ignore her and even call her a dog. What made her...

THE COST OF CONSECRATION – THE NEXT STEP #21

April 19, 2019 was the 14th day Nisan. To most people (who aren’t Jewish) that doesn’t mean anything. But it was on April 19, one thousand nine hundred and eighty eight years ago, that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Over the sacred Sabbath hours...

CONSECRATION – THE NEXT STEP #20

Who am I? That is a question people often struggle with. Sometimes young people purchase a VW van and go to California in an attempt to answer that question. But let me save you some time a money. The answer to that question is found in Proverbs 23:7. “For as [a...