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November 29, 2021

Moses Meltdown

By Steve Marquez Traveling along the rocky road of a cancer patient brings incredible highs and devastating lows. It is inevitable that along the way you meet people who happen to be going in the same direction. Relationships are developed that make the travel a little lighter. Then, one by one, they are called to their eternal home. Their wandering is complete. It is a great joy for them and a blow to us whoContinue Reading
As I was reading scripture this morning, I noticed something about Josiah, king of Judah. His dad, Amon, did evil in the sight of the LORD; his grandfather, Manasseh, was one of, if not the most wicked king Judah ever had. Yet, at a very early age, Josiah sought the LORD. “For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet a boy, he began to seek the God of David his father…Continue Reading

November 28, 2020

Calling All Sinners

“And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”Mark 2:17, ESV Jesus broke the mold. According to Leviticus 22:1–6, if a person touched or even was around someone unclean, they became unclean. So eating and drinking with ‘sinners’ was tantamount to committing Rabbinical-Holy-Man suicide. Jesus ate with sinners and tax collectorsContinue Reading

September 15, 2020

What Would You Give Up?

“…what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”Matthew 16:26b, NKJV What are we willing to give for our soul? What does a soul cost? What did it cost God? The price of something, contrary to popular belief, is not equal to its value but is equal to the value placed upon it by the purchaser. My house is only worth what someone will pay for it, not how much I want to sellContinue Reading
Steve MarquezJuly 1, 2015 “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”Psalm 90:12 Wisdom is knowing our limitations. I remember a few years ago that I played basketball with some young men at Calvary Chapel Bartlett. After a few minutes, I was completely exhausted. I had to step out of the game and let a younger man take my place. When I sat down next to another manContinue Reading
“…It is eleven days’ journey from Horeb by way of Mount Seir to Kadesh Barnea.”Deuteronomy 1:2 NKJV Every time I read this it makes me laugh, but then, I realize that many times in my life this has been me. God has a plan. He has a streamlined, fast way to get there, then I do something stupid to ruin the plan and then I have to take the long road.  An 11-day trip tookContinue Reading
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.”Proverbs 3:5-8 While making the surfing movie, “Mavericks”, actor Gerard Butler almost died in what was described as a “two-wave hold down.”Continue Reading
“…the LORD has kept you back from honor.” Numbers 24:11b At first glance, you might think that this is in response to some sin. The Lord has kept you back from honor… because you have sinned and done evil in His sight. But that wouldn’t be the case. In fact, it was quite the opposite. Balak, king of the Moabites wanted Balaam, a wayward prophet of the Lord to come and curse his enemy. TheContinue Reading