Author: Steve

When I was a student in seminary, I attended a wonderful weekend retreat. God was present and my friends were deeply moved by the meetings and the worship. But not me. For I discovered I had a hard heart. In this episode Steve shares how God revealed his spiritual condition and provided a remedy.

Podcast 162: A Soft Heart

       When I was a student in seminary, I attended a wonderful weekend retreat. God was present and my friends were deeply moved by the meetings and the worship. But not me. For I discovered I had a hard heart. In this episode…

As I walked around our neighborhood recently, during my evening time of communing with God, I realized that no one can stop me from praying. I may have my rights to free speech and open communication infringed upon, but I can express my faith in prayer to my heart’s content. It was a liberating thought!

Freedom of SPEECH Faith

We Can’t Be Stopped      It’s no secret that our freedoms is the U.S. are under attack. On college campuses and in the public arena our ability to express our opinions are being contested. Whether in day-to-day discussions or in the world of social…

The most outstanding character trait of David, was not as a warrior, nor as a king, nor as a worshipper, it was his heart.

Podcast 161: David, a Man after God’s Heart

       The most outstanding character trait of David, was not as a warrior, nor as a king, nor as a worshipper, it was his heart.        The LORD has sought out a man after his own heart,” (1 Samuel 13:13)  …

The life of Solomon, the wisest king in the history of Israel, convicts me. In considering his life, was he a wise man or a foolish man?

Podcast 160: Solomon, Guard Your Heart

       The life of Solomon, the wisest king in the history of Israel, convicts me. In considering his life, was he a wise man or a foolish man? “For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and…

Thankfulness is not a pleasant accessory, but an essential part of followers of Jesus.

Podcast 159: Being Thankful

       Thankfulness is not a pleasant accessory, but an essential part of followers of Jesus. It is the fruit of faith, in our good, loving, sovereign Father. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for…

This months newsletter is a study on humility. This is not often on the list of New year’s resolutions, but I think after you read through these inspired passages, you will see how precious this attribute is and how important it is for God’s people. May we each seek to be more like our humble God.

Humble God

     As many of you know, God has helped me to read through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation annually for decades. In the past 6 years He has led me to pull together bible studies on different topics, which are contributing to the…

A popular passage of scripture frequently read around the Christmas season is Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born”, but there is more to this scripture than a child being born, a kingdom is being established with the “passionate commitment of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies!”

Podcast 158: Jesus On A Mission

       A popular passage of scripture frequently read around the Christmas season is Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born”, but there is more to this scripture than a child being born, a kingdom is being established with the “passionate commitment…

The demands of the season can make it difficult to be still and draw near to your Dad. But my prayer for myself and each of us is that as we draw near to God we remember that God, in Christ, took the initiative to draw near to us.

I Just Want to Be Near You

When one of our young boys was toddling around the house, he would stand in the center of our home and call “Mama!” until he received a response. Sandi would respond and ask what he needed. His response was “I just want to be near…

“God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,” (1 Corinthians 1:28-30)

Podcast 156: The Unsearchable Riches of Christ

       “God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ…