It’s Friday…We’ve Been Cut Free

As we celebrate our 246th year of Independence as Americans this weekend, my heart is also rejoicing that as children of God we are set free from the oppression of sin. Israel rejoiced in the fact that despite years of oppression – despite slavery in Egypt, domination by foreign powers, captivities in Assyria and Babylon,Continue reading “It’s Friday…We’ve Been Cut Free”

It’s Friday…We Have An Advantage

“Knowledgeable people are found everywhere, but we are cruelly short of wise people.” Have you found that to be true? In an unwise world, wisdom speaks volumes, doesn’t it? Rarely does anyone do the right thing simply because it’s the right thing to do. Our relativistic culture doesn’t understand why followers of Jesus point toContinue reading “It’s Friday…We Have An Advantage”

It’s Friday…Hear Him Sing

It’s Father’s Day weekend. My father went to be with Jesus six years ago. He loved, loved to sing. That was his happy place. Why not, he was a “chip-off-the-old-block” as they say. He’s now singing his heart out to, and before The One who gave him his voice and passion. Did you know thatContinue reading “It’s Friday…Hear Him Sing”

It’s Friday…Its Hard To See The Big Picture

We aren’t sovereign. As much as we try to control our environment – and we really try hard sometimes, don’t we? – all it takes is one little hiccup to prove to us that we can’t and aren’t in control. So, if our goal is to reflect God’s attributes, and God is sovereign, how canContinue reading “It’s Friday…Its Hard To See The Big Picture”

It’s Friday…This Life Is Not The End Game

God is in control. We’ve all heard it before, probably hundreds of times. We know it doesn’t mean that He handles us like puppets, but we also know it doesn’t mean that this world is a random free-for-all. Somewhere in between those two extremes is an existence that is under the Sovereign Hand of ourContinue reading “It’s Friday…This Life Is Not The End Game”

It’s Friday…Contemplate Eternity

The world is a confusing place, isn’t it? Sometimes the wicked prosper and the righteous don’t. On the surface, that runs contrary to the promises of God, but we can’t afford to look for God on the surface. Eventually, we learn that the prosperity of the wicked and the misfortune of the righteous are temporaryContinue reading “It’s Friday…Contemplate Eternity”

It’s Friday…Let’s Reflect Him Well

We are all fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). We are all the culmination of God’s creation, crafted in our mother’s womb. Have you ever thought why He would create us? What was He lacking in His heaven? There were angels who worshiped Him, worked for Him, and served Him faithfully. We hear of cherubimContinue reading “It’s Friday…Let’s Reflect Him Well”

It’s Friday…A Desire To Be Like Him

It is Mother’s Day weekend. A mother’s tender love is the closest example of God’s love for us. But nowhere in the New Testament is love defined simply as a human emotion. Biblical love is much more radical than that. It extends farther than the world’s love – even to enemies and strangers – andContinue reading “It’s Friday…A Desire To Be Like Him”

It’s Friday…Mercy Demands It

We live in a truth-impaired world, don’t we? Everywhere we look proves it. We always need to be careful to read between the lines, to check out the fine print, to see through the smokescreen, and ignore the rumors and innuendo. The people we meet will usually put forth the image of themselves and ofContinue reading “It’s Friday…Mercy Demands It”

It’s Friday…His Joy Is Unbridled

Today is the day my Savior and Lord was crucified. We call it “Good Friday.” The movies often portray a calm, collected Jesus – sad and in pain, but always glassy-eyed and dignified – in their depictions of the crucifixion. And certainly, we don’t doubt His confidence. He came into this world to die andContinue reading “It’s Friday…His Joy Is Unbridled”