Psa. 142:5 ¶ I cry to you, O LORD;
I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.

King David taught us to worship. He was obviously a talented song writer and musician, 3000 years later we are still singing his songs. What is it about David’s songs and David’s worship that effects us? There is obviously something different about his Psalms that have grabbed out attention over all these years. That unseen ‘something’ is called the anointing. There is an unseen substance that r..

How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head. Psalm 133:1–2

What is the life of the church? What makes it different from all other societies and organizations? The answer is Christ, He is the difference and our source of life. Recently, I found myself fixating on what I perceived as weaknesses or blemishes in our church. The Lord began to correct me only as He can, His correction came in the simplest yet most profound way. It..

Matt. 21:15-16 ¶ But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant, and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read,
“‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies

you have prepared praise’?”

Church people get offended over just about anything. I remember our first church fight was just a few months after we ..

John 12:12-15 ¶ The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt.

I often think about the strange and unusual crowd we have at Victory Fel..

Passage1 Corinthians 6:14-20
PrayerDear Father, powerful and holy God,This body of mine is not just temporary, meant for the decay of the grave. You have promised to redeem it, to make it glorious like Christ's. It will be my instrument to glorify you throughout eternity. Let me use it with that thought in mind.Surely you, God, who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead by your power, will also raise my body by your power. Make me ever aware that my body is a member of Christ's body. Shal..

Psa. 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

For most people joy is that elusive dream. Everyone thinks they know what will finally complete their joy but I don’t think any of us really have it quite right. Why would I say that? I sat that because of a life time of observations. The athlete never has enough titles (ask Tiger Woods), the beautiful face is never quite right (check with Hollywood on that), and the coffers of the rich are ne..

Passage1 Corinthians 6:12-13
PrayerDear Father, powerful and holy God,Help me to understand that even though all things may be lawful for me, all things are not helpful. Keep me from being enslaved by anything.You gave us stomachs for processing food and drink, and you gave us sexuality for procreation and intimacy, but you did not mean our bodies to be used for gluttony, drunkenness, or immorality!Remind me every day, Lord, that my body is for you, and that you, Lord, are for my body!In the nam..

Passage1 Corinthians 6:1-11
PrayerDear Father, eternal and just judge of all,Help me never to shame you or your saints before the world. How could I dare seek arbitration with a brother before a judge who does not even know about Christ's way? If believers are someday to judge the world, and even angels, surely we can settle matters between ourselves. Help me, Father, to willingly suffer wrong rather than to quarrel with members of your family before the world and thereby invite their ridic..

Psa. 73:25,26 ¶ Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

It has been said you can evaluate the character of a person by the things that they value. That is a really powerful thought. What do your precious treasures and enjoyments say about you? That brings us to the real beauty and power of spiritual conversion, our whole value system is turned on its head by the Lord. ..

Passage1 Corinthians 5:1-8
PrayerDear Father, who disciplines us for our own good,Save your church from the sexual perversions that are taking place in our society. Let us show your love to sinners and show them how to receive forgiveness. But may we also say, as Jesus said, “Sin no more!”Help us to exercise discipline, even to the removal of unrepentant members, delivering them over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh so that their spirits may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. Help..