John 7:31-53 The more the Jews started to believe in Jesus, the more desperate the Pharisees became. The Pharisees believed that they alone held the truth, but the “truth” they proclaimed had been warped over the generations. It had become a system of obtaining righteousness through works instead of looking to God for salvation. But … Continue reading Open the Bible!
They say it takes 21-days to form a habit, and it’s been a little over a month since you made your New Year’s resolution. You’ve probably come up against some challenges that tempted you to give up. Maybe the results you’re looking for haven’t come as quickly as you’d hoped. But are you still sticking … Continue reading How’s Your New Year’s Resolution Going?
When Jesus taught the disciples to pray, (The Lord's Prayer, Matthew 6:9-13) one of the things He taught them (and us) to pray for was that God's will would be done on earth as it is in heaven. As I was reflecting on this, something dawned on me that I hadn't given much thought to … Continue reading God’s Will … On Earth as it is in Heaven
I am sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy. (1 Corinthians 1:2) That is an incredible blessing and a wonderful responsibility at the same time. That is a “God has done it, now you live it” statement! To be sanctified means to be made holy and set apart for the Lord. Only God … Continue reading God has done it; now I must live it!
Those of us that have surrendered our lives to Jesus Christ have an incredible source of power available to us. A source of power that will enable us to do the seemingly impossible. A source of power that will help us to love like we don’t think is possible. To forgive like we don’t think … Continue reading 20 ways the Holy Spirit empowers believers
Are you an ordinary person with no special ministry training wondering how you can impact the world for the Kingdom of God? I am! And there's a verse in Acts that spoke to me very clearly about the fact that God will use even "unschooled, ordinary" people like me to get people's attention. When [the … Continue reading Let God handle your inadequacies
"So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you...If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to … Continue reading We have all the power we need!
Sometimes when I reflect back on my life, I wonder how many opportunities I’ve missed to do something great for the Kingdom of God. How much time have I wasted? How many times have I said, “I’ll do it tomorrow” yet never got around to it. Many years ago, I was impacted by a verse … Continue reading Never too late