As you read the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15 you get the distinct impression that the two sons had a misconception of how love worked. The younger son left home with all his wealth and spent it (wasted it) on a sinful and lavish lifestyle. When he finally came to his senses…

Have you ever lost something of great value? We’ve all lost stuff that is usually replaceable, but I’m asking if you have ever lost something that was extremely valuable and it meant a great deal to you? I misplace my keys lots, but I pray and lo and behold, there they are! Hanging right where…

How do describe a wasted life? I suppose there are too many scenarios to fully describe this, but allow me to illustrate with just a few. There was a super-star sports pro we met who was a multi-millionaire. Well, he was before he lost everything and ended up in jail. Grace rescued him! A preacher…

Did your heart ever ache? I’ll bet it did and if I’m on a role and guessing right I’ll be it ached over a person. I knew a lady who was a widow, who has lost her son. She grieved deeply and cried a lot. Her heart ached and there was little to comfort her…

I wonder what the young man was thinking about just before he asked his father for his entire inheritance. I’m thinking he lived in a nice home, he had servants waiting on the family, he had nice clothes, had good food on the table and overall enjoyed a sheltered, protected life. He wanted to ditch…

Whether we’ve grown up in church or come to Christ sometime later in life we learn from our parents, or other Christians, all the important things we are supposed to do and all the things we are not supposed to do. We receive a diploma from the “church” on good behaviour techniques and practices. In…

If there is one thing that is certain, it is that each and every one of us will be overtaken in a trespass at some point in our journey through life. Whether in word or in action we will sin, trespass or make mistakes. People will even be hurt by our trespasses. The word says…

A number of years before David became King over Israel the nation had been at war with their enemy the Philistines. The Ark of the Covenant had been brought to the battle field in the hope it would inspire Israel and empower them to defeat their enemy. They not only lost the battle, but they…

Saul hated David and was in hot pursuit of him with the intention of killing him. David had two occasions where King Saul’s life was in his hands and yet David spared Saul’s life. He refused to lay a hand on God’s chosen servant. After sneaking in and out of Saul’s camp during the night,…

So what have I said so far ( if you missed the two previous blogs)? First, we don’t necessarily become spiritually minded just because follow all the rules. Secondly, you can live in one of two worlds: either one that is just “the natural” which doesn’t even consider the possibility of a higher life, or…