Pressing On Blog

Philippians 3:12-14

“Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”


They Call Him the Prince of Peace… The Truth in His Title

“Government” is on everyone’s minds these days. In Old Testament prophecy, we read that a child is born to us, upon whose shoulders the government of God will rest. We know His name to be “Jesus” and among other proclamations, He is the “Prince of Peace.” "For a child...

Every Man’s Way Is Right in His Own Eyes?

Think of a rough, swaggering Harley rider and you’ll see my friend, Kenn. As a young man, he’d made poor choices; the state of Kansas incarcerated him at age fourteen. By the time we met, however, he had already accepted Christ several years previously. Nevertheless,...

Secret Agents for Jesus?

Who doesn’t like the intrigue of a good spy story? The agent’s survival isn’t in question, as bullets always “just miss.” Adrenaline flows through the twists in the plot, and we are invited to share the hero’s sense of purpose. What is the satisfaction we have in...

Seeing Jesus in a Stranger

My father-in-law was one of those rare individuals who “never met a stranger.” Late in his life, my wife and I sometimes walked with him early in the morning at the mall. He spoke to most people by name. When he passed people he didn’t know, he introduced himself with...

Jesus, the Fourth Man in the Fire

Nebuchadnezzar raised a ninety-foot-tall golden image in the plain of Dura, in Babylon. As kings tend to do, he proclaimed his creation to be holy. He commanded his subjects to bow in worship or suffer death in a fiery furnace. For most Babylonians, it was an easy...

Jacob’s Hip… Walking Differently

Some might say Jacob had overstayed his welcome in Haran. He’d served his father-in-law, Laban, twenty years, including fourteen years for Laban’s daughters and six years for his flocks, (Genesis 31:41). Laban had changed his wages ten times. Each time Laban rewrote...