Poem: Good Friday Sacrifice

"What is Truth?" said Pontius Pilate. He turned to the crowd full of riot. "I find no guilty charge in Him." This King of the Jews is without sin. So, "Do you want Jesus alive or dead?" Crucify Him! The crowd eagerly said. Reluctant, the governor gave the command. Even though this was God's sovereign... Continue Reading →

Poem: Morning Peace On The Front Porch

As I nestle on my porch The morning dew Rises with the sun A new day has begun. Before loved ones awake I capture this moment As the early birds chirp Tranquility of creation Beckons adulation. Open my Bible to Psalms The word of Life in my palms Scripture is honey to my soul I... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Sing to the Lord a New Song in 2020

"Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples." -Psalm 96:1-3 In just a few short hours, the clock will turn to a new decade:... Continue Reading →

The Poor Are Also Created in the Image of God

“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with action and in truth.” (1 John 3:17-18) Wow. I must confess, this passage is difficult for me... Continue Reading →

How Do We Fish For The Souls Of Humankind?

"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people." -Matthew 4:19 Three years ago, my son and I were playing the Catch and Count Fishing Game by Melissa and Doug company. The fishing rods have a magnet attached at the end of the pole that connects with another magnetic circle on... Continue Reading →

Dear Church, Love Always Triumphs Over Hate.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on... Continue Reading →

Only God’s Endurance Lasts Forever

For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you (1 Pet. 1:24-25)."  When I was in high school, my swim coach would... Continue Reading →

Does Mark 16:16 Teach Baptism is an Essential Condition for Salvation?

And Jesus said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned." (Mark 16:15-16). -New American Standard Bible  The Scriptures plainly state, "He who believes and is baptized shall be saved."... Continue Reading →

The Apostle Paul Shares the Gospel in Corinth, a Metropolis City

Paul left Athens, a university city, and went to Corinth, a metropolis city. Corinth was Paul’s last major place of witness on his second missionary journey. It was 46 miles west of Athens, and both politically and economically affluent. Corinth was known for Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, and here devotees promoted immorality in... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Being Baptized in Jesus’ Name

"Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." - Acts 2:38 Everyone has a name. My last name represents my forefathers, heritage, and personal identity. When I go to the bank, I need... Continue Reading →

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