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Never Forget

It had been forty years since Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. During their years of wandering in the desert, God demonstrated His faithfulness as well as His holiness. Now, as the people were finally ready to cross the Jordan river into the promised land of Canaan, Moses gave one last encouragement. Deuteronomy 6:10-12“When […]

According To Your WIll

According To Your WIll

Mark 14:36

On the night before He was crucified, Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. The thought of what would take place in the next 24 hours caused Jesus to be deeply troubled; “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death” (Mark 14:34). Being fully God, Jesus knew exactly what was […]

Ministry Update – Part 2

As we approach the end of 2011 I am highlighting different portions of this ministry through short messages on the five Fridays in December. Last week I discussed the teaching and encouragement aspect of the email devotions which go out to over 39,000 individuals. Though email remains our main emphasis, I have been blessed to […]

Intended For Good

Joseph’s life was filled with one difficult situation after another. By the time he was a teenager, his brothers had developed an intense hatred toward him which led to an attempt to take his life. But rather than kill him, they sold young Joseph into slavery (Genesis 37). And then, as a slave, Joseph was […]

Serve With Humility

John the Baptist was born with a single purpose; “to make ready a people prepared to receive the Lord” (Luke 1:17). He was chosen for service before he was conceived and was “filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth” (Luke 1:15). John was so obedient to his calling that Jesus said, “Among those born […]

These Are God’s Battles

During the time of King Jehoshaphat (approximately 860 B.C.), several armies began to invade the land of Judah. Being greatly outnumbered, Jehoshaphat called for a nation-wide time of fasting and prayer to seek guidance from God: “O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that […]

Never Lose Hope

In the message “Stand Firm in The Gap” we were encouraged to continue in prayer and minister to the needs of others; to stand in the gap for those who need protection against enemy attacks; and to stand as long as necessary. This requires perseverance and complete trust in God. It can be difficult when […]

Ministry Update – Part 1

As we approach the end of 2011 I would like to highlight different portions of this ministry through short messages on the five Fridays in December. This first message highlights the teaching portion of the email ministry. The total distribution for the devotional messages now exceeds 39,000 which includes over 2000 Spanish devotional recipients. The […]

Stand Firm in The Gap

In the final years of the southern kingdom of Israel, God warned that He was going to use the king of Babylon to discipline the people unless they returned to Him with a heart of worship. But the people failed to repent and the invasion of Jerusalem began. Ezekiel was a prophet to those taken […]

Put It Into Practice

Paul’s letter to the Philippians is one hundred and four verses filled with encouragement and joy. Paul didn’t write this letter to explain deep theology or to deal with any particular sin. Rather, his purpose was to express love for his friends and to encourage them (and us) to live a joy-filled Christian life. In […]