Preach Something I Want to Hear!


“But Jehoshaphat dragged his heels: ‘Is there still another prophet of GOD around here we can consult?’ The king of Israel told Jehoshaphat, ‘As a matter of fact, there is still one such man. But I hate him. He never preaches anything good to me, only doom, doom, doom.’”1 Kings 22:7-8 (MSG)


In his book “Corporate Anointing,” Author and Minister Kelley Varner wrote, “For the most part, American Christendom is entertainment-based, need-oriented, and man-centered.” It would seem that little has changed in the over two and a half millennia since today’s scripture. King Ahab was looking for someone to bless his plans and convince Jehoshaphat, King of Judah, that God supported the idea to attack the King of Syria and take Ramoth-gilead. With very little effort, he gathered about 400 Prophets who were willing to say exactly what he wanted to hear. When he asked them if he should attack, the Prophets replied with one voice, “Go up; for the Lord will deliver it into the hand of the king.” (v.6) Continue reading “Preach Something I Want to Hear!”

Do You Know the Truth – Part 2


“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”   John 8:32 (NLT)


If you are like me, you have heard this passage of scripture quoted hundreds, if not thousands, of times over the years. It’s one of those verses that migrate outside the sermon zone and into everyday conversation – even among those that are not Christian. Unfortunately, the real truth of what Jesus said is often lost in the sound bite. Continue reading “Do You Know the Truth – Part 2”

Do You Know the Truth? Part 1

True, False, Not SureSCRIPTURE:

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”   John 8:32 (NLT)


Plato wrote, “When the mind’s eye rests on objects illuminated by truth and reality, it understands and comprehends them, and functions intelligently: but when it turns to the twilight world of change and decay, it can only form opinions, its vision is confused and its beliefs shifting, and it seems to lack intelligence.” (Republic)

Continue reading “Do You Know the Truth? Part 1”

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