Devotional

Compelled To Minister

Compelled To Minister

Jeremiah 20:9

In the message “Let It Shine” we considered our responsibility to shine the light of Jesus into the world. God will sometimes use powerful preachers to share the gospel message with thousands, but most often, He uses common people like you and me to share His love with one individual at a time. For most, […]

Let It Shine

Let It Shine

Matthew 5:14-16

After walking with His disciples for three years, Jesus gave the command to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). Jesus taught them the full gospel message and revealed the wonderful truths about our Heavenly Father; “I have made You known to them and will continue to make You known” (John 17:26). The […]

The Most Important Question

The Most Important Question

Luke 23:40-41

We seem to spend an enormous amount of time evaluating questions about our future: what school we will attend, what job we will work, who we will marry, and where we will live. These are important questions and deserve careful consideration. But have we given proper thought to the question which determines our eternal future? […]

In Whom We Trust

In Whom We Trust

Isaiah 31:1

Hezekiah became the king of Judah soon after the northern tribes of Israel had been taken captive by the Assyrians. Judah was now being threatened by this same Assyrian army. Hezekiah was young and had a strong desire to do right in the eyes of God, but his faith was being greatly tested. Seeing his […]

Just Passing Through

Just Passing Through

Philippians 3:19-21

It’s a great privilege to be part of God’s creation. Through the beauty of this world we have the honor to view “God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature” (Romans 1:20). Every plant and animal; every hill, valley and body of water; every star in the sky and every man, woman and […]

We Will Not Fear

We Will Not Fear

Psalm 46:1-3

In these times of great uncertainty – with concern about things like war, terrorism, the economy, and, I need to add, our health and the health of our children – let’s always remember, our Heavenly Father is the Creator of the Universe. He formed the Heavens and the Earth out of nothing, and, as we […]

United in Purpose

United in Purpose

1 Corinthians 1:10

In the message “His Disciples” we saw how our love for one another demonstrates we are true followers of Jesus Christ; “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35). We saw our call for a sacrificial love, focused on those with clear needs – the […]

His Disciples

His Disciples

John 13:34-35

One of the last commands Jesus gave was to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). The making of a disciple is the complete work of the Holy Spirit; but we are told to join in this work by teaching people to believe in the sacrifice of Jesus for the forgiveness of sin, […]

His Gentle Knock

His Gentle Knock

Revelation 3:20

In the message “The Most Holy Place” we saw how Jesus became the final sacrifice for our sin. When Jesus died on the cross, “the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom” (Matthew 27:51). The curtain had, up to that point, formed a barrier for the Most Holy Place in […]

The Most Holy Place

The Most Holy Place

Leviticus 16:2

One of the amazingly consistent themes through all of God’s Word is His desire to fellowship with His children. When God created Adam and placed him in the Garden of Eden, Adam was allowed to enjoy God’s presence. God brought Adam the animals to name (Genesis 2:19) and actually walked with Adam during the day. […]

Our Daily Strength

Our Daily Strength

Matthew 6:9-11

[Note: This message was first sent out in March of 2013. Please do not think this is our current situation. Kaylee is doing quite well! However, as I read this message tonight I realized there were so many important points worth repeating. This was indeed a difficult time for our family, but God taught us […]

The True Peace of God

The True Peace of God

Philippians 4:4-7

We are all striving toward the “successful” life, though our definitions of success may often differ. Many of us place our effort in obtaining more and better things, reaching a higher status, or building greater security. Others involve themselves in more “spiritual” endeavors with ministry activities and service projects. But the root motivation for all […]