By Leonard Sweet (European Nazarene College, January 18, 2011) I was reading Psalm 51:10 to my mother when she died: “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a right spirit within me.” Now the key to the holiness movement is a clean heart. So give me an image for a clean heart. ... Continue Reading →
That’s not Fair!
By Scott Armstrong “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.” (Psalm 37:7) (Read Psalm 37:3-8) When they are little, siblings often complain about “fairness.” Is that not the most burning issue to a small child? If one toddler takes... Continue Reading →
OK, Fine! I’m Sorry!!
By Scott Armstrong "Listen, my people, and I will speak; I will testify against you, Israel: I am God, your God. I bring no charges against you concerning your sacrifices or concerning your burnt offerings, which are ever before me" (Ps. 50:7-8). (Read Psalm 50:7-15) I am very lucky to have a brother. Since he is only two... Continue Reading →
Everywhere, With Everyone, All The Time
By Scott Armstrong Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up"... Continue Reading →
The following article was originally posted at: "Moments With The Book" When reading the Scriptures, one cannot help but notice the oft-repeated expression "But God…" These two words signal a change, a contrast, or a clarification is coming next. "But God." What follows this significant transition is intended to challenge our faith and change our... Continue Reading →
By Scott Armstrong Need a new beginning in your life, in your city, or in your church? God specializes in helping us start afresh. God gives us fresh songs of praise. “He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put... Continue Reading →