Category: Things to think on…

“To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain.”

The Apostle Paul told the Philippians, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21) Saint Ignatius of Antioch felt the same way, as we all should. From a letter to the Romans by Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr: My earthly […]

Love One Another

“A new commandment I give you, that you love one another. This commandment that he is giving them is a new one, the Lord Jesus tells his disciples. Yet was it not contained in the Old Law, where it is written: You shall love your neighbor as yourself? […]

The Joy That Was Set Before Him

The scriptures tell us that Jesus was beaten beyond recognition (Isaiah 52:14). The soldiers whipped him mercilessly, spit in his face, and literally pulled the hair out of his beard (Isaiah 50:6-7). Placing a cloak on his body and a crown of thorns on his head, the soldiers […]

Take Delight in the Lord

Ephesians 6:17 tells us that the Sword of the Spirit IS the Word of God, which means the key to wielding the Sword of the Spirit is to train yourself in knowing what the Bible says. Read it, meditate on it, memorize it. Only then will you be […]

Jesus – The Suffering Servant

Welcome to Day 5 of our 40-days with the Lord. Today we are reading Psalm 21-25 and Proverbs 5. All of these chapters contain some great stuff, but Psalm 22 is the passage that grabbed my attention today – especially since we’ve just recently remembered Christ’s death, burial, […]

Know Your Calling in Christ

The Apostle Paul describes the Body of Christ in 1 Corinthians 12. “12 For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews […]

Forty Days with the Lord – Day 1

Welcome to “Raising God’s Army” where we’re training Christian soldiers for spiritual warfare. My friends, I want to thank you for joining me. Today we begin “40 Days with the Lord”. I’ve named this series after the 40-days that Moses spent on the mountain with God. Exodus 24 […]