Understanding Grace in the Light of Truth

As I was reading Colossians a few weeks ago, his prayer for the church stuck out to me. I began to think of the other prayers recorded in his letters. In Colossians 1:18, Paul told the Colossians to share the letter with the Laodiceans and to read the letter written to them. The prayers for... Continue Reading →

Contending for The Faith (Jude 1:1-3)

When I look at America today, it is shocking to see what is going on in our nation. From the promotion of things of the vilest sort to corruption in all levels of leadership, the state of the government can seem hopeless. But this post is not about that. As shocking as the state of... Continue Reading →

Devotion: God is God

"The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;" - Psalm 19:7 NKJV. The law of the Lord is perfect, and the testimony of the Lord is sure. The Bible begins with the words, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." No explanation is... Continue Reading →

Faith And Works (James 2:14-26)

Today we are looking at James 2:14-26 and the relationship between faith and works. Before we get to the text, I acknowledge that there is significant debate about this subject. Some say James contradicts the teachings of Paul, but Scripturally this cannot be so.  2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for... Continue Reading →


This morning I was thinking about how easy it is to believe God for things, yet when we go through hard times our faith can be shaken, and we aren't believing anymore. When we think about believing God, it's typically believing God for something and not in the middle of something. As I was thinking,... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: Sovereignty

"You rule the raging of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them." Psalm 89:9 NKJV Psalm 89 is a very encouraging Psalm that has the sovereignty of God woven throughout. God rules the raging seas. The heavens, the earth, and the world in all of its fullness belongs to God. But for all... Continue Reading →

The Right Kind of Faith (Hebrews 11:1)

I have noticed a pattern with my posts lately that got me to thinking. The pattern has been emphasizing the importance of reading and studying the Bible on a daily basis. I realized growing up Word of Faith, I was taught to give the Word first place and make it final authority in my life.... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: Agree

"And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written:" Acts 15:15 NKJV From beginning to end, the words of the Bible agree. There are prophecies that have been fulfilled and those that are still yet to be fulfilled. One of the things I love about Scripture is how Moses and... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: Word

"My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to Your word." Psalm 119:28 NKJV Are you fearful, worried, or depressed? Your strength, your hope, and your peace is found in the Word of God. We are directed by the Word and we rejoice in the Word. As we meditate on the Word of God it... Continue Reading →

Grace, Faith, and “Legalism”?

Ephesians 2:8-10 NKJV “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” The same grace... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: Thunder

"Indeed, can anyone understand the spreading of clouds, The thunder from His canopy?" Job 36:29 NKJV A loud clap of thunder and the house shook, and I was awake. This happened a few moments ago. My weather app said there was hail, so I got up to look and now, there's just a light rain.... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: Honor

"In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong." Job 1:22 NKJV Job undoubtedly suffered in ways most of us cannot comprehend. In one day he lost all his livestock and all of his children. I wonder what was going through his mind? Whatever he was thinking, Job didn't sin nor charge... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: Strength

He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Isaiah 40:29 NKJV They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. His strength is made perfect in our weakness. There are many promises in the Bible regarding strength and we need to believe for them. Strength not... Continue Reading →

Trials, Trust, & Triumph (James 1:1-8)

In a day when professions of faith abound and the common question is, how can I know I am saved? The book of James helps us answer that question by giving us several ways to examine our lives to test whether our faith is genuine or not. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 13:5 NKJV "Examine... Continue Reading →

Morning Devotion: Rest

"There remains therefore a rest for the people of God." Hebrews 4:9 NKJV Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest... Continue Reading →

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