How! (Pt. 2 on the book of Lamentations)

Recently, our local police department dispatched a couple of SWAT teams to the east side of our city after receiving a call from a frantic young woman. She had escaped from a house where a sadistic male had held two young women hostage for several days. A tipster reported that there was a girl chainedContinue reading “How! (Pt. 2 on the book of Lamentations)”

How!  (Pt.1 on the book of Lamentations)

The book of Lamentations consists of five poems that mourn or lament the fall of Jerusalem in 586 B.C. to the Babylonians. It is filled with more emotion, feeling, and heart-cry than any other portion of the Word of God. The author of the book is universally considered to be none other than the “weepingContinue reading “How!  (Pt.1 on the book of Lamentations)”

Vows For Spiritual Power

Most of us know something of making vows. If you are married, you exchanged sacred vows with your spouse “to have and to hold, ‘til death doth us part.” If you have borrowed money, you’ve made vows to the bank. It’s hardly possible to live without making vows—to others, to God, to yourself. “Thy vowsContinue reading “Vows For Spiritual Power”

Serving God Acceptably, 2

“Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.” (Hebrews 12:28) Paul posits in Eph.4:7 that every believer has been given a measure of grace, and James indicates that when we humble ourselves before Him He gives us more grace.Continue reading “Serving God Acceptably, 2”