Good soldiers know what to pack when deploying to austere environments; good soldiers of Jesus know to take faith with them everywhere they go.
I want to exemplify an inspirational faith that trusts God to supply the victory. Faith follows faith, and I want my faith to have some followers! Don’t you?
Your faith has reached the fork in the road. Failures of faith lead to fruitless pitfalls. Faithfulness leads to fruitful victories. Choose faith. Choose it every time.
We will all face tests of faith. Prepare yourself now by making daily decisions to trust God’s word even at personal cost.
The source of your encouragement could be as close as your backyard or viewed easily through a window. Is your faith struggling? Reflect on the power of God revealed in his ability to create.
God did his part to explain the importance of the construction of the ark. Would Noah do his part to help? Learn the principles from Noah that help us understanding how to be faithful followers of God's will for our lives.
Leaders, you are called upon to make moral, ethical, and biblical judgements that will effect the lives of others. Use these principles to guide you to make the right decisions.
Solemn silence and reflective recollections on the resurrection must motivate a response to Jesus’s call to action. Preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ! There is no other hope. There is no other message. There is no better proof!
John 11:25-26 - Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? Lazarus was dead. His sisters, Martha and Mary, grieved his death and sent for Jesus, … Continue reading Breaking Points & Building Points
Matthew 16:21-23 - From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it … Continue reading Hold On Tight!
Stress exposes character. Stress strengthens character. Let patience have her “perfect work” so you can experience the growth that the Lord intends.
The key to redeeming the time is a choice. Let's choose to seek first God’s kingdom during this challenging time. Here are 52 creative ways to connect with God.
Disciples are people who seek to glorify God by continuing in loving obedience to Jesus’ commandments (15:8). There are those who profess Christ but many who do not possess Christ. Are you a disciple?
What is an appropriate Christian response when it comes to postponing congregant services due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
There comes a point for everyone where they will confront the “hard” truth of Jesus Christ. Which way you will go when you reach that reality?
Massive crowds followed Jesus by this point in his ministry. The time had come to test the sincerity of their decision to follow.
A disciple readily recognizes the urgency and importance of the gospel and is willing to adapt to any circumstance to join Jesus in his mission. Are you this type of disciple?
A young man asks a sincere question about eternal life. He makes a distinct choice when confronted with the answer. What will you do when faced with the truth?
The will of the Father was the way of the cross. What implications does that have for Jesus' followers?
Families divide over the matter of Jesus. Your relationship with Jesus can guide others to join the spiritual family as well.
Jesus presented his would-be followers with a choice: experience life without him and endure hardship alone or join with him to find rest.
Opposition in outreach is nothing new, and we should not be surprised when it happens. So what's the real problem confronting our outreach efforts?
Both the love of your spouse and the love of God should have an overwhelming influence on your thoughts and actions. However, you must make the choice to permit love to a pervasive influence upon you.
Faith in God is more than the simple assent to a system of religious doctrine, adherence to religious teachings, or attendance at religious organization. Salvation is knowing the holy Lord who seeks to remove your sins and replace them with his holiness.
The matter before us today is whether or not we will remain blind in our prideful self-righteousness or if we will come to Jesus to open our eyes to the truth of his ability and willingness to save us.
Have you put your unreserved confidence in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins?
There is no other way.
There is no other truth.
There is no other hope.
There is no better time.
Following Jesus is not a one-time decision; it is a choice to daily take up your cross with Christ and follow him. Which way will you go?
Christ deserves our hearts, not simply our heads or hands. Cultivate a deep love for God and reject every cheap substitute!
People can experience the beauty of his love through the Holy Spirit. Love is produced for God and for others by participating with the Spirit.
Our identity as a child of God and the desire to keep God’s commandment to love assures us that we have a remodeled life that pleases God. Have you experienced love's renovation?
There is great joy in fellowship with other believers, but we cannot let our love end there.
Everyone that follows the way of love follows the most excellent way. You may have gifts, talents, and knowledge that aid you in this life, but the mark of love is an eternal characterization.
Christians must express God’s love in all of their relationships.
John 14:21 is the open secret to the Christian life. Within this verse are three cyclical steps to experiencing God in your life.
Jesus was the embodiment of God’s love for the world. Now Christians are the ones to embody Christ’s love for others.
Jesus wants his followers to have the heart of a true neighbor. Look around in your life – where can you make an effort to help someone in need?
Jesus presents unconditional love as the proof of true righteousness.
Hoseah 3:5 - Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and his goodness in the latter days. Hosea’s story may seem outlandish, but in essence it is a story of rejection, hope, betrayal, and sorrow. Hosea marries Gomer and starts … Continue reading Return to God
Ah, love. Love has been the abstract of artists, the theme of thespians, the perch of poets. What is love? What does it look like? How does it feel within me? How do you know you have it? We sure seem to know when we’ve lost it or when it’s missing. In the Bible, we … Continue reading A Portrait of Love
God’s love is faithful. Are you faithful to him?
We spend time with or expend effort on someone for one of two reasons: duty or devotion. Which reason motivates your relationship with God?
Jacob’s actions reveal that his love was not merely a casual affection. The way he demonstrated his love for Rachel should challenge us to reveal our love to others in tangible ways.
Choose the way of the cross. It is the way of dependence, hope, and trust.
Genesis 37:21-22, 29 – And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him. 22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out … Continue reading Well Begun is Half Done
Enjoy the gifts, and love the Giver. A decision to faithfully love the Lord will lead to a faithful life of joy and peace.
What does Jesus want to see in us? To give personally, love deeply, and serve passionately.
The one thing you cannot do in heaven is lead a soul to Christ. Time is short. We’re running out of time to have opportunities to share the Gospel with the unbelievers around us. We need to pray more fervently now – more than ever – as we wait for the Lord to return.
Jacob isn’t well known for great leadership, but this passage shows us his care for his family. He shows us what we must do as we lead our families.
The end is better than the beginning. Ask the Lord to help you remain patient, wise, and content!
As a child of God, you have a special relationship where you can experience God’s love.