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Christian Living / by Bill Welsh - about 12 days

How Creation Reminds Us to See the Glory Behind the Beauty

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” (Isaiah 6:1).  “The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display His craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make Him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world” (Psalm 19:1-4)....

Christian Living / by Bill Welsh - 2 months

Understanding the Difference Between Abiding & Abounding

I don't know how I did it. How did I somehow change the word "abound" into "abide?"  Allow me to revel in either God's ability to redeem a typo or perhaps God's wisdom and sovereignty to actually set up a misunderstanding.  Through a series of fortuitous flubs, I arrived at the 2017 Calvary Chapel Asia/Oceania Leadership conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand, prepared with a message contributing to the ...

Current Events / by Bill Welsh - 3 months

Response Versus Reaction to the Las Vegas Shooting

Here are resources and ways to help in light of the recent shooting in Las Vegas Sunday Night. We continue to pray for the victims, their families and the city.  I have run out of fingers & toes to count tragedies. Just in the US and just in the last five years, over 20 mass shootings h...

Discipleship / by Bill Welsh - 4 months

Psalm 134: Making the Choice to Rejoice

“Every journey changes you in some way.” - Anon  “Blessed is the man whose strength is in You. Whose heart is set on pilgrimage...” (Psalm 84:5).  We began this journey as a search for peace. Along the way, we have scaled some towering peaks. We’ve cried out for God’s mercy, celebrated our deliverance and committed our lives to labor for the freedom of others. We’ve been reminded of the need to live ...

Theology / by Bill Welsh - 6 months

Unity is Rare: Psalm 133

"Strive together for the sake of the Gospel" (Philippians 1:27). "This is My command; Love each other" (John 15:17). God is love, but he doesn’t love everything. In fact, in Proverbs 6:16-19, King Solomon compiled a list of those things God hates. The list concludes with a stated hatred for discord in a family. God loves unity. God hates division between those who should be loving one another. Anyone who gr...

by Bill Welsh - 8 months

Come to the Resurrection

"Jesus said to her, 'I am the Resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die …'”  (John 11:25-26).Those words were meant to be a beacon of hope to a grieving woman whose brother had been buried four days before Jesus showed up “too late to help.” Remember Martha and Mary, confronting Jesus with the accusation, “If you ...

by Bill Welsh - 9 months

Why Zeal for Jesus is Important

"It is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing” (Galatians 4:18). “A fanatic is just someone who is more excited than you are.” - AnonymousEveryone of us are a bundle of passions, desires, disappointments, regrets, commitments, interests and relationships. All of that is crammed into our hearts and minds, but there’s always one or two passions that rise t...

by Bill Welsh - 11 months

Leaders Are Not Called to Know Everything

“Teach thy tongue to say ‘I do not know.’” - Maimonides; twelfth-century RabbiI was 18 years old and had been a follower of Jesus for nearly a year. I was thankful to be forgiven. I was also a sage with endless wisdom. At least I thought I was. I had answers for everything and everyone. I was the one-stop-shop for truth. That was then. This is now.In my mid 20s I became pastor of a tiny church in the...