Devotional

More Than Grasshoppers

More Than Grasshoppers

Numbers 13:31-33

After Moses led the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery, they were guided by God to the edge of Canaan – the land promised to Abraham. God instructed Moses to send twelve men to explore the land; “See what the land is like and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or […]

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 […]

Defeated Lions And Bears

Defeated Lions And Bears

1 Samuel 17:36-37

In the message “Cords of Encouragement” we saw the importance, even the necessity, of encouraging one another. We have been joined together as the Body of Christ; and for this Body to function properly, we must all be encouraged to draw closer to God, to trust Him more and love Him with all our heart. […]

Cords of Encouragement

Cords of Encouragement

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

In the message “Reconcile With One Another” we saw how it is part of God’s plan for us, through repentance and faith in Jesus, to be reconciled with our Heavenly Father, and then to mend and strengthen relationships with others. Not only do our relationships give us opportunities to express our love and gratitude to […]

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 […]

Filled With Awe

Filled With Awe

Acts 2:43

After Jesus had risen from the dead and “was taken up into Heaven” (Luke 24:51), those who believed in Him “joined together constantly in prayer” (Acts 1:14), “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching” (Acts 2:42), and “ate together with glad and sincere hearts” (Acts 2:46). The first believers did naturally what we try to implement […]

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 […]