Cross and Flame - Christ (cross) and the Holy Spirit (flame).

Kingdom Investment

Kingdom Investment

Matthew is one of the synoptic gospels meaning this book is like Mark and Luke but he writes about kingdom matters.  This chapter contains 3 parables about various aspects of the gifts and talents given for the uplifting of the kingdom on earth.  Sometimes people lost sight of the fact that all is given to…

God, Our Provider

God, Our Provider

Our daily news is full of descriptions that describe our current economic state.  You are hearing conversations about the Food Desert in South Dallas; the unemployment rate; food pantries, clothes closets, and people standing on the street with “will work for food” signs.  Three thrift stores opened on Hampton Road in the past few months. …

Called to be a Witness

Called to be a Witness

Our theme for the past 7 ½ months has been “Knowing God”.  The theme has kept us on target as we have explored the Scriptures, sang hymns and worshipped together.  We have sought to hear, see, and experience God in our lives.  Today we discover God’s purpose for us as we live out our soul…

Out with the Bad; In with the Good

Out with the Bad; In with the Good

This letter is written to Jews, Greeks and non-Greeks, wise and the foolish.  This letter comes as a result to the wickedness and godlessness of God’s people.  This Word speaks to the wrath of God.  The wrath of God is when God pulls out all the stops; when God withdraws His protection and allows humankind…

Hearing God

Hearing God in the Darkness

  The Lord’s Covenant With Abram 1After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield,a your very great reward.b ” 2But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inheritc my estate…

The Glory of God

The Glory of God

  We find Jesus with Peter, James and John, having spent a hallelujah good time on a mountain top.  The disciples have seen a sight that has left them in awe and they have chosen not to share it.  Who would believe their story? Does their story matter? Peter has seen the “glory” of Christ. …

A New Reality

A New Reality

PRAYER:  Now, O God, give us ears to hear your Word; eyes to see the vision; a tongue to tell it; and put running in our feet to carry out your plan.  Now let the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, our strength…

An Obscured Vision – A New Reality

Isaiah 6:1-8 We resume our study of Isaiah.  Life has changed.  His uncle has died of leprosy because of blatant disobedience to his own calling.  He moves out of his lane into that of the priests and immediately he is smitten with leprosy by the LORD.  Upon Uzziah’s death, he is blessed with a vision…

A New Vision

A New Vision

Introduction Life is full of changes; small changes and large ones.  That change produces tension.  We believe that our Lord knows the places of tension in our lives and through the Holy Spirit change is realized and gives way to a new reality.  God gives Isaiah a vision the year his uncle Uzziah dies.  In…

An Obscured Vision – A New Vision

Isaiah 6 Life is full of changes; small changes and large ones.  That change produces tension.  We believe that our Lord knows the places of tension in our lives and through the Holy Spirit change is realized and gives way to a new reality.  God gives Isaiah a vision the year his uncle Uzziah dies. …