Showing posts from June, 2013

Rise Up and Walk!

A few years ago in Virginia Beach, Virginia, I attended a conference where Gordon Robertson (one of the hosts of “The 700 Club”) ministered on the importance of intercession and then instructed us to pray for each other.   At one point, a man in a wheelchair named Clay was handed the microphone and gave a few words of knowledge.   Clay called out the names of various diseases and people came forward to receive their healing.   Throughout the service, several people prayed for Clay to be healed from cerebral palsy.   The thought kept going through my mind, “Why won’t he just get up and walk?” The Lord then instructed me to approach Clay.   After hesitating for a while, I finally went up front and told Clay I had a word for him.   Then I opened my Bible and read from Acts chapter 3 about the lame man at the temple gate… 3 who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms. 4 And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.”

Thinking About Drinking

Shortly after giving my life to the Lord twenty-two years ago, I became convinced it’s best to totally abstain from alcoholic beverages .   However, a minister I know recently posted a YouTube video claiming it’s okay for Christians to drink booze in moderation.   Initially,  I was reluctant to watch this video knowing this minister uses fermented wine while serving communion.   Nevertheless, I decided to give the video a fair viewing and became a bit troubled when I heard him quote Deuteronomy 14:26 (KJV)… “And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the Lord thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household.” This verse appears to contradict other Scriptures warning against the consumption of intoxicating drink.   While doing more research on the subject, I came across a two-part video series by Perry

Worshipping Jesus

One night while evangelizing in a park in suburban Minneapolis, I got into a lengthy conversation with a young Muslim couple.   Some Muslims I've talked to became belligerent when hearing the truth of the gospel. Fortunately, this couple was quite cordial.   One issue they did bring up was the divinity of Jesus.   The man actually offered to become a Christian if I could show him in the Bible that Jesus was God.   I responded by reading to him this passage from John 20… 24 Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” 26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them.   Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” 27 Then