But it is good for me to draw near to God… Psalm 73:28a

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Love Me

author Posted by: Mike on date Jun 21st, 2017 | filed Filed under: Bible Study, God

I love GodThe phrase, “love me” occurs nine times in the Bible.  This first time it occurs is in the account of Jacob and his wives. In this account, Jacob is tricked into marrying Leah when he really loved her younger sister Rachel. The Bible tells us in Genesis 29:30 that Jacob loved Rachel more than Leah. Because of this we read:

And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren. – Genesis 29:31 (KJV)

There is one thing that Leah wanted from her husband, Jacob – that he would love her.

(Genesis 29:32) “And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.”

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God Remembered

author Posted by: Mike on date Feb 3rd, 2017 | filed Filed under: God, prayer


Hannah, who was barren, prayed to the LORD and asked: “if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid” (excerpted from 1 Samuel 1:11 KJV). In verse 19 of the same chapter we are told: “the LORD remembered her”.

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The Root of Solomon’s Wisdom

author Posted by: Mike on date Jun 29th, 2014 | filed Filed under: Bible Study, God, Parenting, Uncategorized

Have you ever wondered why Solomon answered God as he did when God asked him the following?

In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.
(1 Kings 3:5)

I think that I now know the root of it.  It is how David, Solomon’s father, taught him. We can see this in some of the last words David had for Solomon. Read more »

Keep Praying

author Posted by: Mike on date Nov 17th, 2012 | filed Filed under: Faith, God, prayer, Salvation

I read the following, written by John Harder, in a newsletter from Evangelical Tract Distributors.

Most Christians have heard of George Muller and his adventures of faith.  But faith has a co-worker, and that is prayer.  At the age of thirty-eight, he began to pray persistently for the salvation of five individuals.  Every day, come rain or shine, he pleaded for their salvation. Read more »

It is His Church, after all!

author Posted by: Mike on date Nov 23rd, 2007 | filed Filed under: God

It is troubling to me that becoming a pastor is more reliant on completing a seminary education than many years of faithfully following God. It seems to me that years of faithful obedience, through times of trial and testing, is a better teacher than years of study. After all, how old was Jesus when he began his public ministry? Read more »

Ten Shekels and a Shirt by Paris Reidhead

author Posted by: Mike on date Jun 20th, 2005 | filed Filed under: God

I came across this message, titled Ten Shekels and a Shirt by Paris Reidhead on a website called Alethea in Heart, or Truth in Heart. First, I read the message. Then, I started reading it to my carpool. Finally, I just had to listen to it! I think that you will be blessed and challenged by this message.

You can order a tape of this message from Charity Gospel Tape Ministries by clicking on this link.

You can listen to this message on SermonAudio by clicking on this link.

Here is a link to Bible Teaching Ministries, founded by the late Reverend Paris Reidhead.

Finally, you can read the text of the message, as well as some letters about the message by clicking on Read More…… below. Read more »

God is pleading with you to follow Him!

author Posted by: Mike on date Feb 17th, 2005 | filed Filed under: God

I got lost once when I was a teenager. It happened at a Boy Scout retreat. Several of us were out hiking when we saw a deer. We gave chase and were separated from each other. I can tell you that it is easy to get disoriented in the woods. (Especially when you are young and inexperienced.) I was lost in the woods for most of the day. By the time I made it back to camp, I was cold, tired, and hungry. I was also in trouble. Read more »

Eternal Tragedies

author Posted by: Mike on date Jan 3rd, 2005 | filed Filed under: God

Whenever a great disaster comes upon the Earth, people cry out to God and demand to know: Why? (Even your own children may be asking this question.) For many, they cry out to a god that will never hear them. It reminds me of Paul’s sermon in Acts, Chapter 17. Here is an excerpt:

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