Sandblasted Saints

“Behold, I am doing a new thing;     now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness     and rivers in the desert.”   Isaiah 43:19 There is nothing that will increase your strength and your character like the wilderness does. It is God’s gym; he works […]

Loyalty to Our Friends

“Loyalty and truth preserve the king,          And he upholds his throne by righteousness.”  Prov. 20:28  “Through these fields of destruction, baptism of fire I’ve watched all your suffering, as the battles raged higher And though they did hurt me so bad, in the fear and alarm You did not desert me, my brothers in arms” […]

When Life is Dark and Heaven is Quiet

God’s people have always had to wrestle with the things from the dark.  As believers, the Bible tells us that we are in a permanent state of war against Satan. There has never been an armistice or treaty signed to my knowledge.  Each one of us is on the front lines.  The devil has been […]

Preparing Yourself for Water Baptism

“Those who accepted his message were baptized.” (Acts 2:41)    “Repent and be baptized.” (Acts 2:38)   “Having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your  faith in the power of God.” (Col. 2:12)   Perhaps the most significant and vital decision we make is to follow Jesus Christ into the waters of baptism.  This is […]