Devotional

Give Them Something To Eat

Give Them Something To Eat

Luke 9:12-13

Our world is full of people in deep spiritual need. Most have never placed their trust in Jesus for the forgiveness of sin and are literally starving right before our eyes. But even many Brothers and Sisters who love the Lord are desperately hungry to know Him more, or they have been wounded and are […]

A Clear Conscience

A Clear Conscience

Acts 24:16

Several years ago I went to the store to buy four small bricks I needed to complete a project in the backyard, nothing special, just four bricks. After considering the options, I decided on a charcoal black which cost a little more than the standard red brick. The store was busy with several long lines […]

A Message of Truth

A Message of Truth

Jeremiah 23:16-17

In the message “Protection of Truth” we saw that loving the truth of God is our protection against the deceptive attacks of the enemy. By knowing the truth, we can recognize the lies of “worldly wisdom,” and continue along God’s path without painful detours into the weeds. But we must be willing to faithfully apply […]

Protection of Truth

Protection of Truth

Psalm 40:11

In the message “Wisdom of The World” we saw that “the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight” (1 Corinthians 3:19). But we also saw that the enemy uses the world’s wisdom as a very effective weapon. This false wisdom has permeated our society to the point where it is difficult, if not […]

Wisdom of The World

Wisdom of The World

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

There are many influences which compete for our attention, many different inputs which seek to shape our view of the world and, in turn, direct how we make decisions about our life. There is also an enemy who greatly desires to win this competition. The enemy is battling for the hearts of men, women, and […]

His Message and His Ministry

His Message and His Ministry

2 Samuel 17:23

Ahithophel was a highly regarded advisor to King David; “Now in those days the advice Ahithophel gave was like that of one who inquires of God” (2 Samuel 16:23). But when David’s son, Absalom, rebelled and sought to become the new king, Ahithophel joined with Absalom. Ahithophel had reason to be angry with David; he […]

The Look of Holiness

The Look of Holiness

Matthew 23:5-6

During the week before He was crucified, Jesus was asked many questions by the religious leaders. However, their questions were never asked for the purpose of education or to satisfy their true curiosity, they were asked with the intent of finding fault; “The Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap Him in His words” […]

Never Choose Barabbas

Never Choose Barabbas

Matthew 27:17

In the message “To Whom We Sacrifice” we saw how our daily actions reflect our priorities and values, and become, in a very real sense, the sacrifices we place on the altar. Everyday we make many decisions which either draw us closer to God or lead us further away – few decisions are truly neutral. […]

To Whom We Sacrifice

To Whom We Sacrifice

Jeremiah 19:4-5

By the time Jeremiah became a prophet, the people of Israel had occupied the land of Canaan for about 800 years. Those years were generally characterized by a continuing rejection of God. Time and again the people turned from God and embraced the gods of the world. Through Jeremiah, God called His people to return […]

I Will Yet Praise

I Will Yet Praise

Psalm 42:11 and 43:5

Our family is hurting. Once again, a terrible disaster has struck; this time in the form of an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. Again, lives have been changed, thousands have ended, in an instant. Pain, sorrow, hunger, anger, confusion, and desperation. God please help, and show us how we can help one another. Help us […]

Pay More Careful Attention

Pay More Careful Attention

Hebrews 2:1

In the message “A Divided Kingdom” we saw how Solomon’s divided heart – his lack of full devotion to God – eventually led to the division of the kingdom of Israel. We were then encouraged to continually draw closer to our Heavenly Father and prevent the kingdom of God within us from becoming divided in […]

A Divided Kingdom

A Divided Kingdom

1 Kings 2:2-3

Solomon was the third king of Israel, the son of David and Bathsheba. And although not the eldest son, he was chosen by David to be his successor. As David was about to die, he gave Solomon some final counsel for ruling the kingdom. 1 Kings 2:2-3 “Observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk […]