Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur begins tomorrow night (Tuesday, October 4, 2022) before sundown and ends Wednesday night, October 5, 2022. It is the second of the Fall Feasts.  Leviticus 23:26-32 NKJV "And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 27 “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you;... Continue Reading →

Elul: A Month of Preparation

Elul is the sixth month on the Hebrew calendar and leads into the High Holidays of Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot (The Feast of Trumpets, The Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles). The Fall Feasts are the only remaining feasts yet to be fulfilled. Jesus gave a warning in two parables in... Continue Reading →

O Happy Day!

“Before I formed you in the innermost parts I knew you, And before you came out from the womb I set you apart; I have given you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5 LSB). "And it happened that when Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled... Continue Reading →

Scatterbrained Prayer

How many times have you started to pray and become distracted? You begin praying, and all of a sudden, a grocery list begins forming in your head, or you suddenly remember you forgot something three weeks ago. Over the last several years, a common prayer strategy has been to pray on your way to work.... 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 →

When it’s Difficult

Do you ever wake up, lay there and think I don't know what to pray? You know situations you need to pray about and people you need to pray for, but words aren't coming to mind? There are a few basics in our Christian walks like prayer, Bible reading, and Bible study; however, we can... Continue Reading →

DEVOTION: Pray About Everything

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV Pray about everything. Everything? Yes, everything. Now, before you pray about what shoes to put on,... Continue Reading →

Supporting Weary Saints And Saving Sinners (James 5:13-20)

As we come to the end of James’s letter, it is essential to review the entire chapter to rightly understand the last eight verses in the correct context. James chapter one deals with handling trials and temptations and the importance of doing what the Scripture says, not merely listening to it. Chapter two warns against... Continue Reading →

Repentance, Reformation, and Revival

Today is the National Day of Prayer, and I have spent the last several hours thinking about what to write. I have read some posts by well-known Christian leaders, politicians, and the President of the United States. As much as this is a day that depicts unity; and is full of prayers for God's blessing... Continue Reading →

Praying The Scripture

Prayer can be a hard thing to do for many of us. You may have had the experience of saying, just or Lord every fourth word in prayer at church, and we have all had times where we did not know what to pray or how to pray during our prayer time. I have heard... Continue Reading →

Do You Really Know?

Have you ever been in a church service that as it is coming to a close you hear these words? "If you don't know Jesus today and would like Him to be your savior, just repeat these words after me, "Dear Jesus, I believe you came and died for me. I repent of my sin... Continue Reading →

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