For Our Nation

War, politics, lies, betrayal, the murdering of innocents, our young men and women in uniform dying on a battle field via men of power; takeovers of nations, riots and lawlessness, sin abounding, the church asleep or complacent for the most part; the gospel diluted, and do we even notice? Through all that is going on … Continue reading For Our Nation

To Open Eyes that are Blind

Isaiah 42:5-9 ESV “Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it: ‘I am the Lord; I have called you in righteousness; I will take … Continue reading To Open Eyes that are Blind

Bad Circumstances, Good Results

Philippians 1:12-14 ESV “I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord … Continue reading Bad Circumstances, Good Results

He Delivered Me from all My Fears

Psalms 34:1-3 ESV “I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!” Life has its ups and downs. Some days … Continue reading He Delivered Me from all My Fears

Like a Wave of the Sea

Don’t Teeter-Totter James 1:5-8 ESV “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by … Continue reading Like a Wave of the Sea

Not Peace, a Sword

Matthew 10:34-36 ESV Jesus said: “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person's enemies … Continue reading Not Peace, a Sword

Great Persecution Against the Church

Acts 8:1 ESV “And Saul approved of his execution.” Stephen was a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit who was chosen to be one of the first of seven deacons in the early church. And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. But he … Continue reading Great Persecution Against the Church

The Proper Response to our Holy God

Isaiah 6:1-5 ESV “In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with … Continue reading The Proper Response to our Holy God

You Prepare a Table Before Me

Psalms 23:1-3 ESV “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.” Jesus Christ is my Lord, he is my shepherd, the one who leads me … Continue reading You Prepare a Table Before Me

That He May Teach us His Ways

Isaiah 2:2-5 ESV “It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall come, and say: ‘Come, let … Continue reading That He May Teach us His Ways