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Commitment to the Church

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:10) Because it was important for Jesus to identify with the local church and partner with them, isn’t it important for you? Many people, especially in our culture today, are faithful attenders. However, there…

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Be Expectant

“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them.The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. (Matthew 25:1-4)  We…

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Expect God to Use You

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21) For those of us who are followers of…

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Looking Forward

The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw — that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Blessed is the one who reads…

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Now What?

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23) Yesterday, we talked about understanding why God created us and identifying our God-given purpose. Once you clearly grasp and embrace that purpose, you might be wondering, “Now what? What am I supposed to do next?”…

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Expect God to Use You

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21) For those of us who are followers of…

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Immeasurably More

20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.(Ephesians 3:20-21)  God is not a god of mediocrity. He is not a god of…

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Expectantly Waiting

“In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”  (Psalm 5:3) When I was a little boy, one of my favorite mornings was Christmas morning. I would lie in bed anticipating what wonderful things would be under the Christmas tree.  I was an…

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