Devotional

In Spite of Our Weaknesses

In Spite of Our Weaknesses

John 21:15a

In the message “At The Lord’s Command” we saw how, for forty years in the desert, the Israelites moved or stayed based on the movement of God’s cloud. Being able to recognize God’s “cloud” and sense its movement is one of our great challenges. For this challenge there is no answer but to draw closer […]

At The Lord’s Command

At The Lord’s Command

Numbers 9:22-23

[Note for today’s message: Many of us are facing a new daily existence we could not have imagined a few months ago. This is a great time to ponder our interaction with God’s leading. This season WILL pass! And when it does, I pray we will find we have been brought nearer to God and […]

Trust While We Soar

Trust While We Soar

Deuteronomy 8:17-18

[Note for today’s message: There is little doubt we are still in the midst of a storm. But there is also little doubt this storm will soon begin to subside. Please read this message and then remember, whether it be days or weeks, as the storm begins to fade.] In the last two messages we […]

Loving Hands of Discipline

Loving Hands of Discipline

Hebrews 12:6-7

In the message “Into The Storm” we saw that, although not all storms are from God, He sometimes sends us into difficult situations to get our attention and draw us closer to Himself. These storms may be used to teach us basic truths or gently nudge us back onto His path. But the storms may […]

Into The Storm

Into The Storm

Matthew 14:33

It seems the entire world is in the midst of a common storm. In a recent message we saw that by keeping our focus on Christ, we can learn to live without fear. And now as we continue in the storm, perhaps we can look for how God is working all around us and the […]

Leave Everything And Follow

Leave Everything And Follow

Luke 9:23-25

When Jesus walked on the earth, He called a few select people to follow Him as He ministered. There was something irresistible about His call, something that opened eyes to a new reality and caused a radical change. Luke 9:23-25 “If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross […]

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 […]