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Pray, Just Pray!

“Therefore, I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” (1 Timothy 2:1-2) Have you ever noticed that some people defer to prayer as…

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Get Busy

“In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were…

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Christ’s Return

“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen…

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Stay On Track

“Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” (Psalm 51:12) We live in a fast-paced culture.  News and events are happening at a lightning speed.  Most Christians have a difficult time staying focused on that which matters most.  Whether it’s sports, education, work, social media, or…

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Where Is Contentment?

“I can do all things through him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13) This is a very familiar passage of Scripture.  Everywhere we turn in our success-driven culture, we witness this passage being used.  You can find it on everything from coffee cups to billboards.  In our modern day, we often attribute the words of…

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The Prayers Of God’s People

“Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” – James 5:16 One of the greatest blessings that comes with being part of the body of Christ is the opportunity we have to pray for each…

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Will My Child Return To The Lord?

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6 Many of us who are parents are in a spot right now where we have children who have walked away from the Lord. It’s a tough place to be. Watching your…

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In My Weakness

“My (God’s) grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness, therefore I (Paul) will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me for the sake of Christ, then I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, calamities, for when I…

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Where There Is Love

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always…

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My Love, God’s Chisel

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.” (Romans 8:28-29) When…

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