Stir and Build

I have felt like a spiritual onion in the last few weeks, as each day, the Lord has peeled off some layers. So many of us have been hit by attacks in the last couple of years that we were not prepared for, and that wasn't because we didn't know how to be ready; we... Continue Reading →

Power for Life

"For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword—piercing right through to a separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12 TLV) I have treasured Your word in my heart, so I might not sin against... Continue Reading →

BE! ROOTED

Let there be is a phrase repeated in Genesis chapter one as God created all that the world contains. Colossians 2:6-7 tells us to be rooted in Christ, “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Presumption

Faith in God is not presumption.  What is presumption? “an idea that is taken to be true, and often used as the basis for other ideas, although it is not known for certain.” How do we presume upon God? By proclaiming instead of praying is one way we can presume upon God. Some see faith as... Continue Reading →

Following the Example of Others

Yesterday I posted my 2022 reading plan, which consisted of sermons by and books about Charles Spurgeon and reading two volumes about the Puritans, from whom Spurgeon gleaned much. If you follow me on social media, you may wonder why I am so obsessed with Spurgeon or if I idolize the guy. I am quite... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Give it to God

Just give it to God. How often have we said that to ourselves or had someone say it to us? When we’re stressed, things are piling up, or we don’t know what to do in a situation, we know the answer is to give it to God. So many of us are quick to pray;... Continue Reading →

The Christian’s Source of Strength

When we think of strength, our first thought may be someone who goes to the gym, or we may think of someone we know who has gone through a series of hard times and still holds on to their faith. In paul's second prayer for the church at Ephesus, he focuses on the Christian's source... Continue Reading →

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 →

Perspective

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 →

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