Devotional

Love Enough To Let Go

Love Enough To Let Go

James 1:2-4

In the message “Their Field of Pigs” we considered the parable of the prodigal son and were encouraged to remember that God will use every tool available (even pigs) to draw His children Home. Our highest desire for those who are lost must be to see them secure in the arms of God. Notice that […]

Their Field of Pigs

Their Field of Pigs

Luke 15:17-18

The parable of the prodigal son has had special meaning to our family over the years. We have witnessed nearly every aspect of this parable work itself out through the life of our eldest daughter, from the pain of her rebellion to the joy of her return. Many of you journeyed through this parable with […]

Carry Us To Completion

Carry Us To Completion

Philippians 1:6

A great tragedy within the Christian faith is that many who believe they are on their way to Heaven will one day find they are sadly mistaken. They have been misled into believing that Church membership, being “good,” or working extra hard will ensure Salvation, but on the day of judgment they will be cast […]

Looking At Our Heart

Looking At Our Heart

1 Samuel 16:7

After Joshua died, the nation of Israel was ruled by judges for over 300 years. During this time, the people turned to God when life became difficult, but “did evil in the eyes of the Lord” (Judges 3:7) when the difficult times passed. Finally, they cried out for a king: “We want a king to […]

Set The Example

Set The Example

1 Corinthians 11:1

When Paul wrote to the Corinthians, the gospel accounts of Jesus had not yet been written. Most believers didn’t know many details of Jesus’ life, so it was difficult to encourage by saying to live as Jesus would live. Instead, Paul led others to Jesus through the example he demonstrated in his own life. 1 […]

Watch For His Return

Watch For His Return

Mark 13:35-37

There will always be a fascination with the end times. There will be those who study every detail of scripture in an attempt to pinpoint a date and those who simply believe the end is near because of our current moral decay. Debates will continue about when Christ will return for His Church and exactly […]

Hold Up Their Arms

Hold Up Their Arms

Exodus 17:11-13

A short while after Moses and the people of Israel miraculously passed through the Red Sea, “the Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites” (Exodus 17:8). The Israelites did not have the power to win this battle on their own, so Moses sent Joshua to the battlefield and then climbed to the top of a hill: […]

Trust And Move On

Trust And Move On

Exodus 14:15-16

Moses received clear instruction as God spoke to him from the burning bush; “I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring My people the Israelites out of Egypt” (Exodus 3:10). Moses debated with God regarding his assignment and pushed God to the limit of His patience; “The Lord’s anger burned against Moses” (Exodus 4:14). But […]

It’s All About Him

It’s All About Him

Exodus 4:11-14

In the last two messages, we’ve considered Moses’ encounter with God as He spoke through the burning bush. Moses heard the call of God and signaled his availability, “Here I am” (Exodus 3:4). But God had an assignment for Moses that required complete trust, and preparation began by establishing the holiness of the One who […]

Standing on Holy Ground

Standing on Holy Ground

Exodus 3:5

In the message “The Burning Bush” we saw how God spoke to Moses in a miraculous way. And, although we don’t know for sure, we considered that God may have placed several burning bushes along Moses’ path and called him in a variety of ways during his time as a shepherd. After forty years of […]

The Burning Bush

The Burning Bush

Exodus 3:4

In the last two messages we’ve considered the high value placed on being in the courts of God where we are able to worship in His presence. We also saw the need for quiet times of prayer in order to strengthen our relationship with God and receive His direction. No walk of submission and obedience […]

Get Alone And Pray

Get Alone And Pray

Luke 5:15-16

In the message “The Courts of God” we saw how the presence of God is to be cherished above all else. We considered that not even a thousand days in an earthly paradise can compare to a single day in the presence of God. And yet, though we may understand the value of His presence, […]