We are currently experiencing a worldwide pandemic that is altering life in America as we know it. It’s hard not to be afraid when you see the empty store shelves and hear our leaders talk about “social distancing.” I can admit that fear keeps creeping in. It comes in waves. One minute I’m amazed at … Continue reading The store shelves may be empty, but the storehouses of God are not!
The Christian life cannot be lived apart from the Word of God. Jesus knew and trusted the Word of God, and if we want to live as Christ-followers, we must do the same. As a young boy, Jesus sat among the teachers to hear the Word of God. (Luke 2:42-52) In the synagogue, He read aloud … Continue reading We need the Word of God!
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
Let’s be honest. When we need advice about something, do we head straight for the person we know will be honest no matter what? Or do we reach out to someone we hope will tell us what we want to hear? After all, it feels better to have our own ideas confirmed than to face … Continue reading Godly counsel… even if the truth hurts
When someone you love dearly wanders away from God, it is heartbreaking. You watch them believe more and more of the defeating lies of the devil and you do your best to speak the truth of the Word of God to them. They surround themselves with people that affirm their ungodly choices and you try … Continue reading God reaches down to redeem
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
Many years ago, my church did a series on a book called The Prayer of Jabez. I don’t remember much about the book, but I remember the verse that it was based on. [Jabez] was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please … Continue reading Expand my territory!
There is no shortage of self-help books on how to be prosperous and successful. Clearly it is something people long for. It’s also something that can lead to endless searching when you're not even sure what it will look like when you get there. The search for success is a lot more about the process … Continue reading Success God’s Way
It is becoming more and more apparent that Christians are in a fierce battle against the tide of moral decay. And although it may feel like we are fighting against other people, the Bible makes it clear that our fight is not against flesh & blood. We are fighting against mighty powers in this dark … Continue reading Ready for Battle
The Bible is a big book. But it is without a doubt the best book ever written. No matter how many times I've read a particular passage, it never fails to provide fresh insight. And I never fail to discover something new in the worn out pages of my Bible. For the word of God … Continue reading How to get into the Bible