Truly Free • John 8:32-36

Truly Free • John 8:32-36

July is a special month. As we celebrate freedom, the question arises: How many are really free? My prayer is that we would grow in the freedom of really hearing from God, in the freedom of really obeying God, and in the freedom of really discerning [evaluating, judging, distinguishing] between world-acceptable and Word-acceptable! A giant […]

Jesus Anticipated Him • Matthew 17:15

Jesus Anticipated Him • Matthew 17:15

Anticipation, as it is used in Matthew 17:25, means “to come before, to anticipate, to prevent.” I take great comfort in this. Nothing would or could stop Jesus from being faithful to God’s will and work in the lives of the people around Him. That needful, spiritual work that Jesus intended to perform in Peter […]

Heavenly Destination • John 14:1-6

Heavenly Destination • John 14:1-6

One pilot tells the potential passengers that his airline has every comfort they will need; the flight is equipped with massage chairs, limitless food, entertainment, and a guarantee of zero turbulence during the flight. The only problem is that this airline never successfully lands, and every passenger has died, never making it to their destination. […]

Look to the Reward • Hebrews 11:24-26

Look to the Reward • Hebrews 11:24-26

“Moses…choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.” The Bible warns us that we’ll face trials and temptations- small decisions that we make throughout each day […]

Vanity of Vanities • Ecclesiastes 1:2

Vanity of Vanities • Ecclesiastes 1:2

Both religious and non-religious circles alike agree that stuff won’t make you happy, but something else Solomon teaches us is that experiences won’t either. Media presents wanderlust as a beautiful dream that anyone can turn into a reality. Just book a weekend flight; be spontaneous! But when you get home, there are still bills to […]

Lacking Nothing • James 1:2-5

Lacking Nothing • James 1:2-5

When we go through difficult trials, we tend to become discouraged. We shouldn’t give up, but we ought to pray at all times (Luke 18:1). Consider it a joy, when experiencing trials, because this test of our faith produces patience. Let patience be perfected in you, so you can be mature and complete. If you […]