March 30, 2020

 This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daugh...

March 23, 2020

 “You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected.” (James 2:22, NASB) 

At one point while living in Hawaii, I felt that God had more for me than just the temp jobs I’d been doing for many years since graduating from...

March 16, 2020

 "...for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And considerable numbers were brought to the Lord." (Acts 11:24, NAS95)

Barnabas had a lead role in both the start and expansion of the church. I think the secret of Barnabas’s lived faith has to do...

March 2, 2020

 “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name!” (Psalm 103:1, ESV)

    A former pastor of mine often spoke of following Christ as a matter of mind, emotion and will—all three being equally important (Mathew 22:37). So, I know, in theor...

February 24, 2020

 “But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder...

February 17, 2020

 “Then He told them what they could expect for themselves: ‘Anyone who intends to come with Me has to let Me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat—I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow Me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice i...

February 3, 2020

 “And Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them, ‘What do you seek?’ They said to Him, ‘Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?’ He *said to them, ‘Come, and you will see.’” (John 1:38–39, NAS95)

    Standing with some of his disciples...

January 27, 2020

“Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise.” (Galatians 4:28, NIV)

    What exactly makes us, like Isaac, children of promise? It was through Isaac that Christ was going to be revealed after many generations. Likewise, every ancestor of Christ t...

January 20, 2020

 “Behold, I received a command to bless: He has blessed, and I can not revoke it.” (Numbers 23:20, ESV)

    Have you ever made a promise that you soon discover will be hard to keep? Maybe it's because circumstances change, perhaps you find that you are unable to keep it...

January 15, 2020

 “God appeared to Abram and said, ‘I will give this land to your children.’ Abram built an altar at the place God had appeared to him.” (Genesis 12:7, The Message)

    Yesterday, if you had asked me if I thought that God was a promise keeper, I would have quic...

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