Isn’t This Amazing?

Everyone is presented with the claims of Christ and it is up to us what we do with Him; we can either accept Him as Savior or we can reject Him and go our own way.                     There is a universal call that goes forth to all men, everywhere, and it seems that God is making one, last attempt to reach people with the gospel before the trump sounds and the rapture takes place.                                                                                                                     THE CROSS IS THE CENTRAL POINT OF ALL HISTORY AND EVERY PERSON WILL EITHER BE SAVED IN THE SHADOW OF THE CROSS OR ELSE THEY WILL BE LOST IN THE SHADOW OF THE CROSS-!                                                                                             No one can remain neutral and not make a decision but the cross of Jesus Christ either condemns us to eternity without God or it changes us and makes us fit for eternity with God in heaven. 

Isn’t This Amazing?

In the Bonds of Calvary,


How Do I Get HIS Power?

An important prerequisite for appropriating the power of God is a deep realization of how much we need it!

God has a way of using those who seem incapable. Many Christians are just too capable. Blind to our own inadequacy, we hurry to and fro, doing things for God as if everything depends upon us. Our attempt to lend God a hand is like a flea offering to help an elephant.

The tragedy is that we have millions of American Christians serving in thousands of churches with little or no effect upon their community or their nation because they have never realized their need of a power beyond themselves for accomplishing God’s work.
One would think we would have learned better by now, for this was one of the first lessons God tried to teach mankind.

God has always expected service from His children. One of the reasons God delivered the Israelites from their slavery in Egypt was that  they might more freely serve Him. God stated this several times: “Let my people go, that they may serve me.”

In the Bonds of Calvary,

Is This Normal Now?

I have noticed that when I commit a sin, my conscience speaks to me and I feel guilty for the sin I committed.

 I have also noticed that if I keep committing that sin, it will become easier and easier to do, because my conscience will become hardened and no longer bother me.

 Can you remember the time that when a lady pulled up to a gas station, an attendant would come out and pump her gas? And if a gas attendant was not available, often a man would see her preparing to pump gas into her car and he would walk over and do it for her. But today, we see young women, middle age women, and elderly women pull up to get some gas nobody helps. We have come to accept this as normal.

The more we see something, the more we get used to it.

Is this true with sin? It seems so!

The more we see it the more we accept it.

I am troubled by that today!

In the Bonds of Calvary,

I’m Looking for Reasons NOT to go to Church

Last Sunday morning, just before church, I was speaking to a friend on the telephone. We were encouraging each other as we suggested that we each have a good service.

Suddenly my friend realized that several families in his church were not going to be in attendance that morning and when he verbalized it I realized that I was also going to be missing some vacationers.

After we had commiserated together for several minutes I heard him say, “I think people are looking for reasons not to go to church.”

I agreed and decided that I would start looking for reasons not to go to church:





See you in church on Sunday!

In the Bonds of Calvary,

You Have to Plant the Seed

Sowing sets the harvest in motion. Whatever you want to come up in your life down the line….sowing gets it started.

Suppose I say, “I’m not going to sow but I am believing God for eighty acres of corn. I’m not gonna plant, but I’m trusting the Lord, for He’s a Waymaker. I’m trusting the Lord because I know that He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that I ask or even think. I’m trusting the Lord because there is nothing my God can’t do.”

It will be evident that I have been misinformed because what I am  trusting for is a harvest with no seed.

That is why some folks are not getting their prayers answered…… because they are asking God to harvest seedless soil.

If I want the harvest, in any area of life, I must plant the seed.

Here is a transforming concept……When I sow the seed…. it sets in motion the harvest. No farmer asks for a harvest first.

In the Bonds of Calvary,


What the unbelieving world wants to know about Christianity is…..Does it really work?

When the chips are down….When the Heat is on…..When the pressure mounts …….Can it stand the test?

When the storms of life come…..Does faith in God make a difference?  Does it work in the realities of life?

 The answer to both scripture and experience is a resounding yes! CHRISTIANITY WORKS!

The Lord will stand by you. Trust Him.

In the Bonds of Calvary,

My Priorities Must Change!

I came across some interesting statistics. If we live to be 75, most of us will have spent 3 solid years, 24 hours a day, acquiring an education – grade school, high school & college.

We’ll have spent 7 years eating, 24 hours a day, – some more, some less, obviously. We’ll have spent 14 years, day & night, working. We’ll have spent 5 years riding in automobiles or airplanes.
We’ll have spent 5 years talking with each other -again some more & some less. We’ll have spent 1 year sick or recovering from sickness. And get this, we’ll have spent 24 years of our life sleeping!

We’ll have spent 3 years reading books, magazines & newspapers. And 12 years amusing ourselves – watching TV, going to the movies, fishing, etc. That totals up to 75 years – and that is what the researchers say, on the average, most of us will have done with our lives.
As I looked at these statistics I began thinking. Let’s suppose that you spent every Sunday of your life, for 75 years – through infancy, childhood, adulthood, old age – in God’s house worshiping during the Church Service. Now if you did, how much time would you have spent worshiping God?  The answer is less than 5 1/2 months.

But let’s double that, because you’ve always attended Sunday School. You’ve never missed Sunday School in all your life. That makes it 11 months.

Think about that – 5 years in an automobile and just 11 months in Church and Sunday School! Twelve years amusing ourselves in front of a TV, and just 11 months in Church and Sunday School. And that is just if you always attended Church and Sunday School, and never missed!
That tells me a little bit about the brevity of time, and it also tells me something about my priorities in life.

My Priorities must change!

In the Bonds of Calvary,

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