"..Give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you." (Romans 12:1) I am committed to Christ because of all He has done for me! When I think about how he loved us, took our sins upon himself and carried our cross, sacrificing himself for our sins I weep with gratitude and rejoice…Read more Because of all He has done for you!
“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” (Proverbs 16:3, ESV) Charles Simeon in a sermon on Proverbs 16:3 said, "the very instant we commit our works to God, 'our thoughts become composed, and peaceful, and "established." Established! The peace we enjoy when we know that our lives are established on…Read more It’s Different Than I Thought
Our faith rests upon a miracle. Christians believe that God created everything that exists out of nothing. We believe the "mighty acts of God" in the lives of his people recorded in the scriptures are true miracles, not myth. God parted the Red Sea, the Jordan River, He provided manna in the wilderness, He spoke…Read more Miracles, Science, and God
Becky and I have made a lot of decisions by faith in our marriage and ministry. At times our decisions have had their genesis in our daily devotions, or one of us have been in prayer about a situation, a desire or a dream. When that happens, we pray together for a sense of peace…Read more Decisions: Stepping Out in Faith
Jesus told a story about a man's good habit of fasting and tithing. The problem was the man's boastful self-righteousness. He was doing the right thing but in the wrong way. Jesus said, "Those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted." (Luke 18:14) Self-righteousness is dangerous. It deceives…Read more Doing the Right Thing in the Wrong Way
Jesus said, his followers would fast. I've often thought that Isaiah 58 was what he had in mind. The kind of fast that through self denial brings deliverance to those who are oppressed. If our motives are pure God is glorified in His Church, people are helped, and we can anticipate answers to our prayers.…Read more Expect Answered Prayer
“Was as it really for me that you were fasting?” (Zechariah 7:5b, NLT) At Woodland Church we fast because we to draw close to God. I admit there is also the motivation that we want to hear from God. It doesn't mean that we hear an audible voice but as we wait quietly on the…Read more Why Are You Fasting?