What to ask for!

If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone?
Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish?
Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? Luke 11:11-12

I remember my early teen years with divorced parents. Continue reading

A Bribe from the Devil

Gen 14:21 Now the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the persons, and take the goods for yourself.”

There are some people, companies, and organizations that you should not take anything from. Don’t take a bribe from the devil!

Abram gives us this example when he was willing to give the recaptured hostages back to the king of Sodom but then he refused to keep anything else.

Abram would pay tithes to Melchizedek and, at least in principle, it look as if Bera wanted to do the same to Abram.

He refused it.

I think we need to be careful with where our money comes from.

For years the Italian mafia has been a part of the Catholic church. Now I’m not here to disrespect the Catholic church but if a mobster comes to church and puts something in the offering plate, what is the history behind that money – how was it earned? It would be a hard temptation to turn away from a large amount of money in an offering plate, even if you know it may be from illegitimate or sinful means.

Gen 14:22-23 Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to the Lord, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth, that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours!”

Abram refused Bera’s offer. And so there are times you should too!

Let your blessing be from God Most High and not the devil!

Abba, give me discernment over the gifts given to me and the strength to refuse those that would curse and not bless me. In Jesus name, YES&AMEN

Use What God Gives You!

I think back many years ago and see myself as a young man in church. With me are many friends.
We sing together, study, pray, and learn together. We are in the Christmas plays together, playing volleyball together, and worshipping together.
Now I look at their lives today I see many of them have deserted the Way. Continue reading

Pick Up A Load Of Kindness

Give generously, for your gifts will return to you later. Eccl 11:1 NLT
Sunday morning, Michael, a friend of mine wrote on Facebook that he had to make a delivery to Ennis, Tx.
Linda and I found a kolache shop in Ennis a few years ago and when we are taking I-45 towards Dallas, we always stop and load up. Continue reading

A Gift From God – 1

morning thoughts

Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

valentine1With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I thought I’d talk about gifts.
February 14th has fond memories for me.
As I was growing up I remember getting those little “Be Mine” cards in grade school. Continue reading