Elohe Chaseddi: God of Mercy

by Larry Johnson

Life doesn’t always guarantee us second chances. There are times when our poor decisions—harsh words spoken to a friend, mistakes made on the job, life choices that aren’t healthy—cost us. We lose the friendship. We’re dismissed from our job. Our health suffers. Even if we have a change of heart, there’s no assurance that everything […]

War, and Rumors of War

by Larry Johnson

This is a scary season. Not because Halloween is just around the corner. Our fear comes from the daily tweets threatening to launch a nuclear war against our enemies. It’s not that we’re naïve, for we know that past presidents have dealt with the same enemies. It’s just that their methods toward reconciliation were less […]

Follow The Crumbs

by Larry Johnson

“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.”  Psalm 37:23 (NLT) Are there times in your life when you feel lost?  Every now and again we all wonder what we should do or where we should go next.  The good news is that God knows everything and […]

CARING ENOUGH TO CONNECT

by Larry Johnson

“The one who says he is in the Light and yet hates his brother is in the darkness…The one who loves his brother abides in the Light and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But the one who hates his brother…walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because […]

Blessed are the poor

by Larry Johnson

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:3) When poor is used this way, it means “to be destitute, without resources; weak, powerless; spiritually bankrupt.” Being poor in spirit is the platform on which is built all of the other beautiful attitudes that please God and motivate Him […]

Punctuating Your Purpose

by Larry Johnson

It’s graduation time, and students are moving up and out. Millions of students are headed to college to broaden their horizons. If high school taught them how to use punctuation marks, college will teach them what to put between them. It’s a time for punctuating their purpose and expressing their opinions on the subject of […]

HOW TO PREPARE FOR ETERNITY

by Larry Johnson

And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”   (Luke 10:27) If we were to empty the Pacific Ocean, we’d be left with a hole that’s beyond imagination. If we […]

Dealing with our situations

by Larry Johnson

I ran across this commentary this morning and thought I would share it. I hope it is as encouraging to you as it was to me. Bro. J   Consider the work of God;  For who can make straight what He has made crooked?  In the day of prosperity be joyful,  But in the day […]

Putting Him first

by Larry Johnson

“You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the […]

Our Response To Our Tests and Trials

by Larry Johnson

When God is ready to move you to the next spiritual level toward your destiny, things may get worse before they get better. You may not like that statement but that doesn’t make it any less true. Development is often a painful process of breaking us of our own ambitions and independence so that we […]