Monday, January 31, 2011

Old Faithful


Psalm 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. 10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. 11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Old faithful can apply to a number of things in life. It can refer to the famous cone geyser in Yellowstone National Park that spews 125 ft. into the air every 45 to 125 minutes lasting 1.5 to 5 minutes.
It can refer to an old car that always fires up for you or it can refer to man's best friend that is always there at your feet waiting to be petted. It can mean a special uniform or jersey you wear that makes you feel better by just wearing it.

Old faithful to me is the Bible I preach with each Sunday. The precious, infallible Word of God. It seems to almost fall open to the areas I am wanting to turn to. It is the one that is most worn, most marked, and most importantly the most read.

After preaching away last week, I began to look for Old Faithful, and got to the office Sunday morning thinking it was on my desk. To my surprise it wasn't, so I preached from a Bible that I used years ago that had been re-bound. It contained the very same thing that I read in Old Faithful, yet the personal touch from most of the notes were not there.

Why don't we all make a fresh commitment to become as familiar as possible with God's Word. One thing you can be sure of when you open it.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, it can change your life at anytime, it will point to Jesus, and it will be a road map that will always lead you home, even when you have been away, it can lead you home. I love God's Word!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cereal Bowl?

As we approach the end of College Football bowl season, I have come to a conclusion. There are too many bowl games, and because of that, most of the games have become insignificant.

As we immerse ourselves in 2011, let us be very careful when we consider our culture and what we hear more and more. there aren't a number of ways to get to heaven according to Scripture, and all roads don't lead to God according to the Bible. Jesus said, "I am the way , the truth, and the life, no man comes to the Father except by me." John 14:6
That's what the Bible says and that is what folks who are lost need to hear.

Because we are living in a day where many think there are a number of ways to get to God, it does not change who He is, and that We must come to Him through Christ.

Share the truth in love, and watch the Holy Spirit work. Jesus is still the answer!