Posts by firstrock

Start Here

 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to You I entrust my life. Psalm 143:8 Read This First—Start Here You made the purchase, got it home, opened the box…now what? You say, “How do I put this…

Longing for a better place

If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.  Instead they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one.  Hebrews 11:15-16 Longing for a Better Place What do you long for? No, I mean it.  What do you really long for?  In the above statement, we see that Abraham left…

Defining Salvation

With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” Act 2:40-41 Defining Salavation I believe one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th and 21st centuries is the American church’s redefinition of the “gospel” or the concept of “salvation”.  How many times have you asked someone, “Are you saved?”…

Tyler Gullette

“…A man after mine own heart which shall fulfill all my will.” Acts 13:22 Tyler Gullette When you hear the phrase “…a man after mine own heart,” you might think first of King David; and, it was true of him.  However, today, I’m not thinking of King David; I’m thinking about Tyler Gullette.   My friend, Tyler,…

Disordered Love

“Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me…” Matthew 10:37 Disordered Love   The title “Disordered Love” comes from the classic writings, “Confessions”, of Saint Augustine an influential monk who lived in the 4th to 5th centuries.  Augustine…