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In The Name of Liberty

I had the pleasure of meeting and ministering with Stephan Tchividjian (eldest grandson of Billy Graham) when he spoke at the annual vision dinner for Hill Country Daily Bread near San Antonio, Texas a few years ago. He often says, “Rules without relationship leads to rebellion.” This explains what we see happening more and more […]

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Humpty Dumpty: A Lesson to Learn

There is many a lesson we can learn from this nursery rhyme: “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again.” Proverbs 20:7 reminds us not to put our trust in the power of man: “Some trust in chariots, and […]

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Insulting the Spirit of Grace

INSULTING the SPIRIT of GRACE Antinomianism is the belief that, under dispensation of grace, the moral law is of no use and thus rejects a socially established morality. Wake up, Church! Hebrews 10:26-29 refers to this as trampling underfoot the Son of God,  counting the blood of the covenant as an unholy thing (profaning the […]

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Jesus, Our Guilt Bearer & Expunger

“Expunge” means to erase or strike out, to eliminate completely, to annihilate. The Sin Offering referred to in the book of Leviticus, is the fourth type of offering described. It depicts Jesus as our expunger, purifier, and guilt-bearer. Jesus paid a debt He did not owe, because we owed a debt we could not pay. […]

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Asians, Africans, Hispanics & Latin Americans praying for America

I just had a very good phone conversation with Thomas Wang, President Emeritus of The Great Commission Center International. They authored “America, Return To God”. A total of 550,000 copies have been distributed to American leaders of all professions. He says, “If God can use a reluctant Jonah to call Nineveh into repentance, He will […]

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provokAthought – 7-18-2012

America is at a critical juncture and crossroads. Sadly, too many have been lulled to sleep in apathy and lethargy. Rather, it is a time when we should quit pushing our snooze buttons and awaken from our slumber. The late A.W. Tozer, in his article on “The Gift of Prophetic Insight” said; “What God says […]

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provokAthought-July 17, 2012

Living Between Two Kingdoms! Which world view do we choose? “And Elijah…said, ‘How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him, but if Baal, follow him.’ But the people answered him not a word.” Even our silence can be deafening & exposes which world we choose.

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Before Lights Out and The Presence of God Departs the Nation!

1 Samuel 4 tells the story of one of Israel’s darkest hours. The Philistines had defeated Israel; the priests of God, Eli, Hophni and Phinehas were dead; and the Ark of the Covenant had been captured. After hearing the news of the ark and the priests’ Phinehas’ wife named her newborn son Ichabod, meaning “The […]

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The Church at a Crossroads-Which Side Are We On?

A longtime friend, Bubba, used to be in a band called, “The Hope of Glory,” which was quite popular in the ’70s & ’80s. The lyrics in one of their songs still play in my head, and I believe still ask a question of great relevance today: “Which side are you on boys, which side […]

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Before The Lamp Goes Out & The Glory Departs the Nation

Before Lights Out & The Presence of God departs in the Nation! doug stringer 1 Samuel 4 tells the story of one of Israel’s darkest hours. Israel had been defeated by the Philistines, the priests of God were dead, and the ark of the covenant had been captured. After hearing the news of the ark […]

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