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Send Me

Send Me

In Matthew 23:37, Jesus expresses how dangerous it is to be a prophet of God.  He cries out to the city of God: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the…

Obedience

Obedience

By Greg Smith “Obedience” is one of those words that we don’t like to hear, when it’s applied to ourselves.  Oh, we parents like to use it, when we’re telling…

Stepping on Toes

Stepping on Toes

By Greg Smith Within the Baptist tradition (from which I come), “stepping on toes” is when a preacher intentionally calls people’s sins or faults to their own attention, in the…

God Appointed a “Worm

God Appointed a “Worm

I love the peaceful words of Jesus that we find in Matthew 28-30.*  They have given hope to billions of believers since the Lord first spoke them.  In times of…

The Journey is Too Great for You

By Greg Smith Some time ago, I attended a conference for pastors.  The speaker used 1 Kings 19:1-8 (ESV) as his text for a message that would encourage discouraged ministers.…

Pooh Gets Into a Tight Place

By Greg Smith A.A. Milne’s 1926 classic children’s book Winnie-the-Pooh has become a favorite not just of children, but of young and old alike. In chapter two, “In Which Pooh…