Change (part 2)

by Mike Seale I believe in free will. I believe GOD created Adam with free will, and I believe we have free will today. I also recognize our fallen, sinful nature that is bent toward choosing disobedience to GOD’s holy law (Rom. 7:12). If change is to occur, our will, desire, mind and spirit must […]

Change (part 1)

By Mike Seale How often do I hear, “I really need to change my life,” or “there are some changes I really need to make in my life.” But procrastination, the great enemy of change, is king of that hill. I have found both personally and through my years of ministry, two basic reasons (and […]

Do You Know What You Want? Part 3

By Mike Seale In the story of blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52) Jesus responded to his call for mercy, and so the Son of GOD asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” Can you imagine Jesus asking you that question? What would you say? This is not some genie in a bottle, […]

Do You Know What You Want (part 2)

By Mike Seale Mark 10:46-52 It took courage for blind Bartimaeus to shout, “Son of David, have mercy on me,” especially when people in the crowd rebuked him and told him to be quiet. The rebuke fueled his passion because he “shouted all the more.” Jesus must have appreciated that desire because he responded and […]

Do You Know What You Want? (Part 1)

By Mike Seale The story of blind Bartimaeus is one of great stories showing mercy of our LORD and Savior, and also one that causes me to ask, “Do you know what you want?” Like Bartimaeus, he had heard about Jesus (Mark 10:47). I love his boldness to shout for mercy. I have found myself […]

Astonished and Afraid

By Mike Seale In Mark 10:32-34 Jesus is very clear on his purpose and direction. I am going to Jerusalem, there I will be betrayed, condemned to die, mocked, spit upon, flogged and killed. The text says his disciples were astonished and others who followed were afraid. We might ask, “Why would GOD lead us […]

What is your foundation?

Lyndal Dale What foundation are you building your life on?  Many people seek public opinion as a foundation for determining their success or failure in life. We want to know what other people think, and that often determines our course of action.  There are companies who specialize in trying to poll public opinion and report […]