I believe that God appreciates an inquisitive mind and a searching heart? Often we are guilty of forming an opinion before we have searched out a matter carefully, and considered many angles or possibilities. Closed minded people ask questions but their response indicates that they already believe they have the answer. There is a great…

The life of Jesus was valued at thirty pieces of silver. Judas had betrayed Jesus to the Chief priests and elders of the people for just that small amount. Judas regretted his decision and gave them back their money, but they felt that the “money” was unfit to be put back into the temple treasury….

How we treat other people speaks volumes about the true nature of our character. We may display a warm bubbly personality when we are in a crowd of people, but not actually be a warm and inviting type of person in private. One day we will be held in account for the way we treat…

Have you ever moved a piano? I’m talking about one of those really heavy upright pianos. If they have wheels you can generally roll them out from the wall to clean behind them once a year, but it’s no fun moving them. If you want to get one out of your house you’ll need help…

After preaching the Sermon on the Mount Jesus came down from that mountain side and immediately encountered a leper who wanted to be healed. A leper was an outcast, an untouchable and lived with the social stigma that the disease of leprosy brought. He was alone, ignored, never hugged and most certainly unwelcomed. His cry…

Something motivates you! There is usually something that drives you forward to accomplish a set goal, or a determined outcome. That “prize” is different for lots of people but having a prize to move towards is what makes us the same. People make New Years resolutions because they have an end result in mind and…

What do you see when you look into a mirror? People sometimes say, “I see myself in the mirror!” Actually, they are only seeing a reflection of themselves in the mirror. If I wanted to get technical I could also say that we only see a reflection of our physical self. Sometimes it is good…

As I read the Christmas story I marvel at how prevalent the Holy Spirit’s presence was in all those involved. When Mary goes to see Elizabeth who is pregnant with John and in her sixth month, she is greeted by Elizabeth who is immediately filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesies concerning Mary’s child. Elizabeth’s…

I wonder just how long dear old Simeon waited. We are told that the Holy Spirit revealed to him that he would not see death until he had personally seen the Lord’s Christ (The Messiah). Sometimes God shows us something and He makes us wait a real long time. God is not wasting His time…

Searching is a word I would use to describe most, if not all, of humanity. People are searching for something or someone. People are searching for love, for peace, for fulfillment, for security, a job which leads to a better life or for prestige or popularity. Israel was waiting for someone … the Messiah! The…