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BOLDNESS!

       “When they saw the BOLDNESS of Peter and John, and saw that they were untrained men, they marveled! And they realized these men had been with Jesus.” (Acts 4:13, NKJV, shortened). While studying the Book of Acts for a home fellowship, the word “BOLDNESS” caught my attention. I have been feeling for…

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Jesus’ Name is “the Near One”

Sometimes while reading scripture, a certain word or phrase “jumps off the page.” This is the Holy Spirit sending you a message. Jesus likes to fire up our Holy Spirit to send messages. As He said, “My sheep hear my voice” (John 10:27), identifying Him as our shepherd who cares for us. We discussed this…

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GOD’S UNFAILING, EVERLASTING LOVE

Is there a “first love” you remember from your childhood? It might have been a neighbor or someone at school. Maybe it was someone who lived down the street. Or, it might have been someone that you met at school or at a church function. Does this bring any memories to your mind? My everlasting…

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Speak with Boldness and Power

Have you had times in your life when you knew you had to speak out powerfully? Did you realize that you had to say something and not just let it go? This happened to me many years ago when a crisis appeared unexpectedly. A True Story I was invited to apply for an important job—the…

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WAIT ON THE LORD

Are you hoping for something new in 2022? Or, like me, are you still waiting for something you’ve wanted for many years? This topic of waiting on the Lord comes at the New Year when many think about their future and what it holds. Helpfully, the Bible has some answers! Some Helpful Bible Passages      …

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Joy to the World!

As Christmas (and Hannukah) approaches, we remember some joyful times with family and friends. Also, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! In homes, stores, and radio stations we hear Christmas music. There are a surprising number of Christmas carols that contain the words “Joy,” or “Joyful!” The song “Joy to the World” is a…

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YOU HAVE WATCHMEN OVER YOU

“This is what the Lord says…I appointed watchmen over you”              (Jeremiah 6:16-17, NIV) Take a second and think about your youth and the journey you have taken since childhood. Do you have times that were difficult or even scary where you got through it in some amazing way? Do…

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Do we Need a New Declaration of Independence?

As a Christian Pastor living in the USA now, I feel a strong call from the Lord to speak out about the moral character of America. I have been too silent about truly evil things that appear on TV, Movies, News, and even in Public Schools. The Ten Commandments are minimized and behaviors that were…

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Adventurously Expectant

Because it has happened to me several times, I believe you can hear from the Lord by watching for special words that “jump off the page” as you read the Bible.[i] This has happened to me for several of the Blogs on iworship423. Most recently, as I was reading Romans in the Message Translation, the…

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A New Prayer Strategy

Many believers have a certain way to do their daily prayer and Bible reading. As “creatures of habit” we may have favorite reads in the morning. Recently, we discovered a new twist on Bible reading and prayer that REALLY CALMS OUR HEARTS! And, with all the crazy things happening in our world today, we desperately…

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