Thunder and Lighting

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, I will never forget January 16, 1991. It was the day our nation launched the military offensive, Desert Storm, to drive Iraq out of Kuwait. It was a Wednesday evening and we were headed to church when we heard the report that the first bombs were dropped. It [...]

In Honor of Women

 Dear People Who Keep Company With God, From the very first chapter of the Bible, it is clear that women, like men, bear the image of God (Gen. 1:27; 5:1-2). Men and women were created equal and women play prominent roles throughout the Bible. They are seen as adored partners and cherished companions to their [...]

Life 101

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, It is hard to believe, but I turn 60 tomorrow. Life goes by pretty fast. I have learned a few things in my 60 years, mostly the hard way. Here are a few I wish I had learned when I was 20 years old.   1. Have a [...]

In Memory of Arthur Burt

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, Another one of our spiritual fathers, Arthur Burt, has gone on to be with the Lord. It was time; he was 102 years old! He finished his course here and the world is a better place because of him and a sadder place without him. I really loved [...]

Daily Bread

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, On several occasions we find Jesus asking, “Have you not read…?” (Matt. 12:3-5, 19:4, 21:16, 21:42 & 22:31). That question suggests that Jesus expects us to read the Scripture and if we are not doing so we will misunderstand His heart, misrepresent Him and ultimately fall into error [...]

Grace Revolution

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, There are a lot of books, articles and conversations circulating around the church world about grace these days. There is a term being used, “hyper grace.” Years ago they called it “greasy grace.” There is basically a response to perceived erroneous teachings and applications of grace.  I understand [...]

Salvation

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, Salvation, what an amazing word! I have heard some great testimonies lately of lives totally and radically changed because of the transforming power of Christ’s salvation. It made me think back on my own salvation encounter. In my early teen years I got involved in a drug culture [...]

From His Side

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, One of the most profound visions I have experienced occurred on a Sunday morning during worship several years ago. I saw Christ on the cross dead. He was truly as Isaiah said, “His appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being 
and his form marred beyond [...]

Holy Ghost People

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, Speaking in tongues was the first gift of the Holy Spirit given to the church and as the gospel went out from Jerusalem, so did tongues. The gift is woven throughout the Book of Acts. Paul was a big proponent of speaking in tongues and it accompanied his [...]

Prophetic Church

Dear People Who Keep Company With God,  The Bible tells us to not put out the Spirit’s fire and then it tells us how to not do that; do not despise prophetic utterances (1 Thess. 5:18-19). There is good reason this is in the Bible. If you are involved in a church or ministry that [...]