Burning Tongues • Acts 2:3

Burning Tongues • Acts 2:3

“Then appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire…” This reminded me of the burning bush that Moses encountered in Exodus 3:2. Moses saw the burning bush and heard God’s voice and God’s name in this chapter. Eventually, God would manifest His presence in the form of a cloud or a pillar of fire to […]

Obedience is Required • John 14:21

Obedience is Required • John 14:21

There’s intense prayer going on for a “revival,” but there’s no revival on the horizon. Prayers for revival may seem to be much wasted energy. Why is that? Prayer fanatics believe that if we pray hard and long enough, then God will be inclined and be moved to respond. Instead, God responds with: “But why […]

The Book of Love • Hosea 14:4

The Book of Love • Hosea 14:4

When you think of love, which book of the Bible comes to mind? The book of Hosea should be near the top of your list. It’s a radical look on the depths of God’s love for His people. First we read of a faithful husband (the prophet Hosea) who marries a prostitute and continues to […]

Ambidextrous • 1 Chronicles 12:1-2

Ambidextrous • 1 Chronicles 12:1-2

These verses explain how these mighty men could use their right and left hands with equal ease. This is an obvious advantage on the battlefield for a soldier, but what about for us spiritually? There are two issues here: willingness and ability. Are you willing to answer God’s call, even if you’d never choose to […]

I Can Do All Things • Philippians 4:13

I Can Do All Things • Philippians 4:13

We must not forget the context of the verse, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” As the previous verse shows, the “all” refers not only to abounding and being full, but also to suffering, need, and hunger. Often times, believers mistakenly think God’s strength is only for going from an inconvenient […]

To The Lord • Romans 14:4 -12

To The Lord • Romans 14:4 -12

Motivations are so much more difficult to tend to than actions. As Jesus laid the groundwork for the Kingdom of God on the Sermon on the Mount, we notice that God’s viewpoint of our righteousness sees far beyond our actions to the state of our heart, making our reasons why we do what we do […]