Devotional

Into His Hands

Into His Hands

Psalm 31:5

A life lived by fully trusting God begins with a simple faith in the forgiveness offered through Jesus. But this simple faith will grow as we apply it to the varied and difficult circumstances which inevitably come our way. Not many of us begin with the faith of Peter; “Lord, if it’s You, tell me […]

Consider Him Who Endured

Consider Him Who Endured

Hebrews 12:3

In the messages “Cords of Encouragement” and “Defeated Lions And Bears” we considered our role in the Body, or Family, of Christ. We saw that as we walk together down God’s path, we must assume a certain level of responsibility for one another. We must encourage our Brothers and Sisters when they are down and […]

Reconcile With One Another

Reconcile With One Another

Malachi 4:5-6

Malachi served as a prophet to Israel about four hundred years before the birth of Jesus. He brought a message from God which reminded the people of His love, and rebuked them for their disrespectful worship. But through Malachi, God ended the Old Testament with a prophesy about future restoration. Malachi 4:5-6 “I will send […]

He is God

He is God

Job 23:3-5

In the book of Job, we read of a man who came under severe attack by Satan. Within a short amount of time, Job went from a man of wealth, health, and large family, to a man who lost all his possessions, was near death, and childless. In the early stage of his trials, Job […]

Request A Prosperous Life

Request A Prosperous Life

1 Chronicles 4:10

In the middle of a very long list of genealogies, recorded in the book of 1 Chronicles, there are a few short verses about a man named Jabez who was a descendant of Judah. We never read about him again, but it appears Jabez was included in this list because of his bold request…and God’s […]

Do What It Says

Do What It Says

James 1:22-25

In the last two messages we’ve considered the importance of our love relationship with God, how Jesus desires our love much more than any of our works and how we must continue in prayer for our love to grow. ALL we do ought to be driven by love! When we study God’s Word, we do […]

Continual and Loving Communication

Continual and Loving Communication

Psalm 5:1-3

In the message “By Our Love” we saw how Jesus desires for us to mature in our love for our Heavenly Father and for others. But as we continue our walk, we soon discover many decision points where we must choose between two paths…with only one being the path of God. At these critical moments, […]

By Our Love

By Our Love

Revelation 2:4

The Church in Ephesus was established by the Apostle Paul and became one of the most prominent churches in the early days of Christianity. Paul ministered in Ephesus for three years (Acts 19:1-20), and a few years later wrote the church a special letter of encouragement and instruction (the book of Ephesians); “Ever since I […]

A Famine of Hearing

A Famine of Hearing

Amos 8:11-12

Like most of the Old Testament prophets, Amos was chosen by God to deliver a message of repentance and judgment; “Seek the Lord and live, or He will sweep through the house of Joseph like a fire” (Amos 5:6). God was calling His people to return, but they had wandered far from His presence and […]

Increase The Light

Increase The Light

1 John 1:5-6

In the physical world, there is no measurable quantity which defines darkness; dark is simply the absence of light. Therefore, the measure of darkness can only be in reference to the measure of light – less darkness is only achieved through more light. In the spiritual world, darkness represents the evil of the enemy and […]

Run With Perseverance

Run With Perseverance

Hebrews 12:1-2

Our life can be a long and sometimes difficult race. We often grow weary and are in great need of rest. But this race is not like any we have ever run. We do not compete against the other runners, nor do we all even run the same course. We run the race marked out […]

Let it Die

Let it Die

John 12:24

During the three short years of Jesus’ earthly ministry, He performed many miracles and preached to crowds large and small. But the moment of greatest acceptance came the week before Jesus was crucified as He entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey. A large number had gathered from all over Israel in preparation of the Passover: […]