Devotional

Live in His Presence

Live in His Presence

Matthew 28:20

In the message “Enter His Sanctuary” we saw how the seemingly complex and confusing portions of our life are most often made clear as we open the door of our heart and enter His sanctuary. His ways are much higher than ours, “as the heavens are higher than the earth” (Isaiah 55:9), and His true […]

Enter His Sanctuary

Enter His Sanctuary

Psalm 73:16-17

In the last several messages we have considered the importance of seeking God and loving Him with ALL our heart. This is an important issue with regard to our Salvation and the eternally restored relationship to which we are called. But it’s also critical to how we view the world around us and function in […]

Full Measure of Our Heart

Full Measure of Our Heart

Luke 6:38

In the message “He Will Be Found” we saw that God promises to be found by those who will seek Him. But the qualifier is that He will be found by those who seek Him with ALL their heart; “you will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah […]

He Will Be Found

He Will Be Found

Jeremiah 29:10-13

In the message “The Cry of Our Heart” we saw how the Psalm writer longed to be close to God; “my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God” (Psalm 84:2). The writer knew his heart would only be satisfied by being in the presence of God; but unfortunately, not many of the […]

The Cry of Our Heart

The Cry of Our Heart

Psalm 84:1-2

In the beginning, after the creation of the heavens and the earth, “God created man in His own image” (Genesis 1:27). The image of God did not refer to our physical appearance but rather the character of our spirit. The spirit of man was created in the image of God for the purpose of bringing […]

Trust His Vision

Trust His Vision

Judges 6:14-15

After entering the promised land, the Israelites were ruled by a series of Judges. This time was characterized by God’s discipline when the hearts of His children turned away, and deliverance when they repented and cried out for help. Unfortunately, this cycle was repeated many times! Deborah led the Israelites to forty years of peace, […]

Motivated By Obedience

Motivated By Obedience

1 Thessalonians 2:4,6

In the message “Enter The Mission Field” we saw how God has called us to be His witnesses and “ministers of a new covenant” (2 Corinthians 3:6). Our mission field may span the globe or be focused on a few, but our ministries are all the same: we are to glorify God as we proclaim […]

Enter The Mission Field

Enter The Mission Field

Acts 1:8

The apostles were instructed by the best Teacher the world has ever known; they witnessed the miracles of Jesus’ life as well as His death and resurrection. It had been forty days since Jesus walked victoriously out of the tomb, and He was now returning to the loving arms of His Father. But first, Jesus […]

Newly Defined Love

Newly Defined Love

Luke 14:26

In the message “A Vessel of Purity” we were told, “Do not love the world or anything in the world” (1 John 2:15); and in the message “Destroy the Ites” we saw our call to destroy, without compromise, those areas which take us away from the worship of God. While these messages are absolutely true, […]

Destroy The Ites

Destroy The Ites

Deuteronomy 7:1-2

Moses had led the people of Israel through the desert for 40 years and was now preparing them to cross the Jordan River into the promised land of Canaan. As part of this preparation, Moses reminded the people how God had provided for all their past needs and reviewed the laws by which God expected […]

A Vessel of Purity

A Vessel of Purity

James 3:11-12

When Jesus was asked to identify the greatest commandment, He said it was to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30). God wants ALL of our love! He has no desire to share our love with […]

A Lifetime of Transformation

A Lifetime of Transformation

Philippians 3:10-12

In the message “The Rock of Obedience” we considered our call to hear the words of God AND to “put them into practice” (Matthew 7:24). In fact, we saw that obedience to His Word is an indicator of our eternal position in Christ; “We know that we have come to know Him if we obey […]