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When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All…

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“For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.” (Luke 12:12) I love the story of D.L. Moody. It all began in 1858 when D.L. Moody was a shoe clerk in Boston. At the time, he was involved in a Bible study class, and he had a bible teacher by the name of…

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So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any…

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Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.  (John 3:5) This conversation in John 3 is between Jesus and a Jewish Sanhedrin member, Nicodemus, who came to Jesus during the evening hours. Jesus directs the discussion to conversion and tells Nicodemus that he…

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As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.  Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.  (Joshua 1:5-6) With the passing of Moses, a new leader of God’s chosen people arose.  Joshua took the reins…

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17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17) Levi, the same man known as Matthew, began to follow Christ. The first thing he did after leaving his tax collecting booth was to throw a…

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Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.(Proverbs 1:8-9) After declaring the principle of fearing the Lord, Solomon moves immediately to exhorting children to listen to their parents. Listen to your father and stay to…

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“Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”  (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) These final words of the book of Ecclesiastes give…

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“Lord,’Ananias answered, ‘I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.’ But the Lord said to Ananias, ‘Go! This man is my chosen instrument…

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“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  (Ephesians 2:10) Recently I had the opportunity to drive across a good section of the country, from Arizona to Eastern Nebraska. Low desert, high desert; I saw so much of God’s beauty in nature.…

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