John 4 As Jesus’ following grew, so did the opposition. The Pharisees didn’t like His message and a confrontation with them was brewing, but that didn't stop Jesus' mission. He continued to travel around meeting people and changing lives. On His way to Galilee, Jesus had to travel through Samaria. This was a route most … Continue reading Life-Changing Encounter
As we hear more and more stories of Christians being persecuted for their faith, the word “vindicate” has a nice ring. Certainly for the martyrs that are imprisoned and put to death for refusing to deny Christ, but also for the people in free nations that lose their livelihood and have their name slandered for … Continue reading Vindication will come!
Every day we face battles. Some of them are little skirmishes that don't give us much trouble, but some of them feel more like the Battle of Normandy where the consequences of defeat could be catastrophic. The Bible makes it clear that these battles are inevitable, but it is also full of reminders that defeat … Continue reading Prepared for Battle
Happy New Year! Another year has come and gone, and most of us are reflecting back on the past year. There's no doubt been some wins and many things we're thankful for, but as we head into a new year the focus is often on the things we want to change. We set some goals … Continue reading Truth to Take Into the New Year
One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the story about the prophet Elisha and one of his servants when they were facing capture by an opposing army. (2 Kings 6:13-17) As soon as they received word that a strong force had surrounded the city, the servant panicked. “Oh, my lord, what shall we … Continue reading Invisible Army
It's March and March Madness is in full effect. Whole communities will be celebrating with their teams as each victory brings them closer to the ultimate prize. No doubt there will be victory parades in the streets as ecstatic fans welcome the players home. And those closest to the players will be proudly alongside them … Continue reading Palm Sunday … Victory Parade
...growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience... - Colossians 1:11 Paul began his prayer for the Colossians by asking God to fill them with the knowledge of his will. As he continues, he confidently assumes that God … Continue reading God’s power, my victory