Throughout the 35 plus years that I have known the Lord, I have had the opportunity and privilege to teach and preach on many occasions. This page contains links to some of those teachings and messages, with a brief description. They are listed in alphabetical order.
As believers in Jesus Christ, we are all members of one another. The New Testament instructs us in over 30 ways on how to interact with one another.
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. Ephesians 4:25
The Apostle Paul faced many hardships as a Christian regarding his faith and walk with God; his heritage, position, and vocation; his circumstances; finances and material things; health; persecution; and death itself. In each of these areas we see how his deep faith in Christ impacted his attitude and perspective. By God’s grace, we too, can imitate Paul as we face similar things in our lives.
Josiah was the 16th king of Judah, and one of the few good kings that Judah had. From Josiah’s life we can see a process that was used to glorify God, that I believe we can apply to our lives as well. That process is to seek the Lord, purge the evil, build good, and walk in it.
What does it mean to follow someone? It means to do what they do, to imitate them, to “follow in their footsteps”, someone to “look up to”, to be like them. The Apostle Paul said “imitate me for I imitate Christ”. To follow Jesus means to be like Him. To be like Christ means to be like the Father because Jesus said I do only what the Father tells me to do. “If you’ve seen me, you’ve seen the Father.” This is a high and holy calling; one that each of us must take very seriously.
At the Last Supper, Jesus gave us the greatest commandment, which is to love one another. Unfortunately, one of the signs that Jesus said would characterize the first half of the 70th week of years is that the love of many would grow cold. The antidote for that is for us to love one another as the Bible instructs.