Grace; an inexhaustible topic. Grace; I don't know that I understand it completely. Grace; without God's grace I am lost. Grace is something that must be given. It is something I need but will never deserve and could never purchase. Grace is essential, but I cannot afford it. I can never obligate God to provide me … Continue reading The Importance of Grace
Starting in January, I began a refocus. A key verse thought I want to guide my life is "For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things … Continue reading My Apology
You have a past! I have a past! There are things, events, sins, words, actions, inactions that we wish were never a part of our lives. We are not alone. Everyone has bruises, scars, wounds, hurts, and pain. Some cause by others, many caused by self. We live in a world filled with lives broken by … Continue reading Praise for Grace
Old Man Winter and Jack Frost made a stop over in the hometown of Oakman, Alabama on Wednesday. I love the way a good 2-3" snow covers the grass and the walkways hiding their imperfections. I love the peacefulness of new fallen and early morning snow. Driving to Tuscaloosa this morning, I loved the snow … Continue reading White Snow
Grace. You know the definitions. Grace is unmerited favor. Grace is God's Redemption At Christ's Expense. Grace is God doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves. Grace. I am all about that grace! 'Bout that grace, 'Bout that grace! Not guilty! (I should write a song.) Seriously, grace may be, at least in … Continue reading Grace By Any Other Name . . .
If you are like me and everyone I know, you find yourself adopting some bad habits. You struggle to do what you know is right and find yourself doing things that waste your time while keeping you from investing in the work of God. Paul, that renowned apostle, understands your struggle. Notice his words, "For I … Continue reading Stop It! Quit Now!
Each and everyone of us faces temptations in one or more areas of our lives. I do not know what tempts you to pull away from or hide from God, but there is something, and you know what that something is. So does our enemy the devil! He knows my weaknesses as well as yours, … Continue reading Lead Me Not Into Temptaion, I Can Find The Way Myself.
"Hello, my name is Scott, I am a sinner in need of the Grace of God." Let the reader respond, "Hello, Scott, welcome to Sinners Anonymous." Paul says, "Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace … Continue reading Too Many Words
Recently, a preacher and friend polled Facebook concerning what people considered the saddest verse in the Bible. The more I thought about the idea, the more I struggled with finding just one verse. I looked that the suggestions others posted and "sermonized" them. Here is the lesson I preached Sunday evening, the eighth of December, 2013. … Continue reading Sad Verses
"Abraham believed God and it was counted to him as righteousness." Gen 15:6 Rom 4:3 Rom 4:22 Gal 3:6 Jam 2:23 What does this mean?