Do you ever ask God for help? Well, you probably do every day. You see, we all need help from God. We all need to be rescued, redeemed, and delivered. We are a desperate people. You may need God to deliver you from your divorce, your adultery, your gossiping mouth,...read >>
Everybody says that they are searching for God. However, few are actually finding God. So, it's great to search, and not so great to find. Curious ... isn't it. But, is it really up to us? Do we find God? Or, does God find us? Take a look at Psalm 25. David vividly...read >>
How do we trust God? The scriptures remind us continually that "the righteous will live by faith." Just read Romans and notice Paul's focus on faith in Jesus Christ, for our salvation. In addition, the Reformers and Puritans championed "Sola Fide": redemption by...read >>
God calls us to follow him. In 2020, we have noticed God's call in the lives of Noah, Abraham, Jacob, and Moses. We clearly see that God uses broken, weak people to accomplish his redemptive mission. Only God can draw a straight line with a crooked stick. Read about...read >>
Notice our songs, poems, marketing, stories, books, and art ... we all have a longing for love. We are in love with love. In the life of Jacob, we see the longing for love, disillusionment with love, and our hope realized for true love. Jacob ferociously loves...read >>
Why did God send his son? This is the primary question at Christmas. Well, God sent his son to: 1. rescue his people and 2. defeat his enemies. Read through Revelation 12 and notice how God sends his son, protects his church, and defeats Satan. It is quite graphic!...read >>
Ever feel like you're on a religious roller coaster? Sometimes up, sometimes down. If so, could it be that you're on the wrong ride?
In today's passage, the Lord Jesus depicts a frightful state: demonic repossession worse than before. Perhaps you or someone you...read >>
Are you at peace with God? Should you be? Maybe: if your life is filled with Holy Spiri-enabled repentance, power and joy. But maybe not?
Could it be that, in the name of spiritual notches on our belts, evangelicalism has so watered down "the gospel" that it has...read >>
How thick is your skin? How thick is your sin?
"I must decrease that Christ may increase." John's words befit all of God's children. We're born so bent on our own situation. But our faithful God loves us, and will, therefore, see us through to fix our hope not on...read >>
Have you ever regretted your vote in a past election?
Despite eldest brother Reuben's counsel, Joseph's brothers foolishly opted to follow Judah's plan to exchange their younger brother Joseph for a little jingle.
Judah had attempted to establish himself as a...read >>
If you're a follower of Jesus Christ, one thing you surely know by now is how gracious His call was & is upon your life. We are saved by God's grace: undeserved favor. Today's passage in Genesis depicts this perfectly.
En route from his death-threatening brother,...read >>
The page has turned, another chapter in the life of the father of faith. My how quickly things can change!
Sarai is tired of waiting, but who can blame her? It's been a long time since God's promise, and still no child. She, like we, took matters into her own hands...read >>
The Bible defines marriage as the sexual, covenant union between one man and one woman. Yet the very fabric of humanity is being challenged by a completely different definition argued over in our court rooms today.
Just what is marriage? What is it for? Can it...read >>
The Lord continues to redeem ruin.
He's kept His promise in sending faithful rains, rather than destroying rains. And Noah the craftsmen-turned-vinedresser is found inebriated, naked, exposed.
The youngest of his sons walks in on him and "sees & tells"... not a...read >>
Ever tried shining a flashlight in the day time? Doesn't do much good, does it?
Made in the likeness & image of God, the Lord shines on His children like little mirrors in order that they may experience the joy of having and reflect His Light.
For now, in this...read >>
Let's face it, we all hate sin. It's embarrassing, shameful and humiliating. Whether sinner or saint, no one likes to be made a fool, or, more likely, reveal their own foolishness.
Sin heightens our awareness to God's power & wrath, and, therefore, we all run from...read >>
God is glorious. He is so good. He alone can take our most regretful words, accidents, and sin and, in His marvelous ways, use them for our Good.
This week the Jewish leaders think of the perfect plan to finally secure their pride, position, place, and status......read >>