DEVOTIONALS

YOUR WAY? HIS WAY?

Now the day began to wear away, and the twelve came and said to him, “Send the crowd away to go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find lodging and get provisions, for we are here in a desolate place.” But he said to them, “You give them something to...

PRAYER THAT CATCHES GOD’S ATTENTION

“And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped and said, “Call...

LOVE THAT SPRINGS FROM FAITH

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9 There is nothing special...

STOP AND EVALUATE

Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer suffer derision.” And I told them of the hand of my God that had been upon me for good, and also of...

A DIFFERENT MINDSET

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. “For who has...

WATCHMEN

Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way,...

ASSURANCE OF LOVE

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” Psalm 27:1 Today many people are living in the bondage of fear. In a recent study a psychiatrist said that the greatest problem facing his patients was fear. Fear of going insane, committing suicide, being...

RADIANT

“Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in...

WHO DO YOU SAY HE IS?

“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” Hebrews 11:6 Here are two keys to faith, the first being to believe that God is. ‘Who do I say You are?’ Moses...

THE GREAT REWARD

“Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or gather children or fields for me and the Gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields...

LEAVING THE FAMILIAR TO STEP UP AND OUT

“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8  “Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the...

LABORERS FOR THE HARVEST

Then he [Jesus] said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go your way; behold I send you out as lambs among wolves.” Luke 10:2-3  If we look all around us—the...

KNOCKING THE ROUGH EDGES

“you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 2:5 That we are living stones who are being built up, or fit together, as a spiritual...

IN ANTICIPATION

And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord...

FOR THE BROKENHEARTED

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” Psalm 34:18 Here and there we see broken hearts, broken relationships, broken society, and all of these just don’t seem to end on earth. The pain just goes on and on. A friend has lost...