Being with Jesus • Acts 4:13

Being with Jesus • Acts 4:13

“When they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled…that they had been with Jesus.”  When was the last time I spent time with Jesus? When was the last time someone noticed it? We gain so much in relationships when we’re in constant communication with […]

Speak Lord! • 1 Samuel 3:9

Speak Lord! • 1 Samuel 3:9

When any nation or culture becomes so steeped in immorality and evil that it can’t tell right from wrong, it becomes jaded against all but the strongest of overtures of God’s grace in speaking His truth to them. God always speaks, but His people sometimes get to a point where they don’t even notice when […]

Great Joy to All! • Luke 2:10

Great Joy to All! • Luke 2:10

The angel said to the disciples, “Don’t be afraid…I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.” (Luke 2:10) The Good News is that unto us a child is born who is Jesus Christ our Savior. (Isaiah 9:6) This recent holiday’s commercialization, lights and festivities have distanced us from the […]

Jephthah • Judges 11

Jephthah • Judges 11

Jephthah was rejected by his family and thrown out (verses 1-2), and then spent a seemingly large portion of his life with “worthless men” in a life of crime (verse 3). So when he gets a chance to go back home and be the head of the household, he jumps at it (verses 8 – […]

Every Word Fulfilled • Jer. 52:10

Every Word Fulfilled • Jer. 52:10

There are two seemingly contradictory prophecies that teach us just how literally God’s Word is to be interpreted. In Jeremiah 34:3-5, God tells King Zedekiah that due to his rebellion, his eyes shall behold King Nebuchadnezzar, and he shall be carried away captive to Babylon and die of natural causes. Yet Ezekiel (12:12-13) says King […]

O Despicable Me! • Romans 7:15-25

O Despicable Me! • Romans 7:15-25

There’s an inward battle between flesh and Spirit- a struggle between good and evil within man. Our sin-nature is ingrained in us, constantly in conflict with the Divine nature of God’s Spirit. We desire to do good, but we don’t do it. Instead, we carry out evil desires because we’re slaves to our sinful nature. […]

Be Strong! • Haggai 2:4

Be Strong! • Haggai 2:4

“Be strong, all you people of the land, says the Lord, and work: for I am with you, says the Lord of Hosts.” The Lord is so good to encourage us time and time again throughout scriptures, and His word is the same yesterday, today and forever. We need to be strong in the days we […]

Well Done Good &Faithful Servant • Matthew 25:23

Well Done Good &Faithful Servant • Matthew 25:23

Semper Fidelis. Do you know the Marine Corps motto? It’s Latin for “always faithful.” As noble as that aim is, it’s hard to live up to. The Bible says that even if we are faithless he remains faithful. (2 Timothy 2:3). The idea of faithfulness is linked to the ideas of loyalty, devotion, and fidelity. […]