Devotional

A Complete Cure

A Complete Cure

2 Kings 5:10-12

In the message “God’s Provision” we saw that our limited faith often restricts our prayers and therefore limits what God accomplishes in our life. Many times we fail to even ask because we’re fearful of a negative response; “You do not have, because you do not ask God” (James 4:2). Then there are times when […]

God’s Provision

God’s Provision

2 Kings 4:3

During the ministry of Elisha, a widow came to him for financial help. Creditors had threatened to take her two boys as slaves if she didn’t pay her debt, but all the woman had left was a little oil. Elisha told her how to miraculously multiply her oil and pay her bills…and in the process […]

A Double Portion

A Double Portion

2 Kings 2:9

In the message “Spiritual Companions” we saw how, at the time of his greatest need, God gave Elijah a spiritual companion to share the burdens as well as the joys of ministry. I’m so glad God understands this need in His children! Elisha served as Elijah’s attendant for many years while learning the ways of […]

Spiritual Companions

Spiritual Companions

1 Kings 19:21

In our current series of messages, we have considered Elijah as he experienced great victory on Mount Carmel but was then overcome with fear and loneliness. We saw how God provided comfort by first sending an angel and then through the gentle whisper of His presence (1 Kings 19:5-13). But Elijah clearly revealed some long […]

What Are You Doing Here

What Are You Doing Here

1 Kings 19:13

In the last several messages we considered the prophet Elijah as he was used by God to miraculously confront the 450 prophets of Baal, but then sank into a deep despair when threatened by Queen Jezebel; “I have had enough Lord, take my life” (1 Kings 19:4). We saw how God demonstrated His compassion, sent […]

His Gentle Whisper

His Gentle Whisper

1 Kings 19:11-13

In the message “Touch of Compassion” we saw God’s understanding and mercy as He sent an angel to comfort Elijah during his moment of deepest despair. The angel demonstrated great compassion by offering food to Elijah and helping him regain his strength. God then sent Elijah on a forty day journey through the desert – […]

Touch of Compassion

Touch of Compassion

1 Kings 19:5-6

In the last two messages, we have seen how the prophet Elijah was used to call the people of Israel back to worship of the One True God. We saw Elijah witness the mighty power of God but then become afraid and run into the desert when threatened by the Queen. How would God handle […]

A Fragile Victory

A Fragile Victory

1 Kings 19:4

In the message “The Lord is God – Follow Him” we saw how Elijah was used to demonstrate God’s power and call the people of Israel back to a life of worship. Elijah witnessed the miraculous and unequaled power of God as he prayed during his confrontation with the 450 prophets of Baal; “The fire […]

The Lord is God – Follow Him

The Lord is God – Follow Him

1 Kings 18:21

Soon after entering the promised land of Canaan, the children of Israel forgot about God and all He had done. They soon began to worship the false gods of Baal and the love-goddess, Asherah. It seemed like every generation from that time forward was tempted into worshipping these false gods. About five hundred years later, […]

Guided By Closed Doors

Guided By Closed Doors

Acts 16:6-7

As we continue our search for God’s direction – patiently waiting and actively seeking His presence – we ought to rejoice with every single step He reveals. As we draw closer to Jesus, we will desire, more and more, to only take steps which are aligned with His will. Therefore, ANY direction from God, no […]

Leave No Regrets

Leave No Regrets

Matthew 14:6-10

Seven years ago we were in the middle of cancer treatment with our then thirteen year old daughter. Working through the pain and uncertainty of a child with cancer, not knowing what direction life would take, gave me many opportunities to ask some important questions. Many of you remember the cancer struggles several years ago […]

Only One is Needed

Only One is Needed

Luke 10:41-42

It seems everywhere we turn, whether in the news or in our own relationships, we are faced with stories of pain and heartache, frustration and confusion; people are crying out for help and simply existing from day to day. This is NOT the life God intended! Yes, our world is facing some dramatic changes that […]