God Prepared for Us

Without Lofty Speech 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 ESV “And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and … Continue reading God Prepared for Us

Live For Jesus

Tossed To and Fro Ephesians 4:11-16 ESV “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, … Continue reading Live For Jesus

Our Faith Walk

So, you believe that you trusted in Jesus Christ to be Lord and Savior of your life. You repented of your sins. You turned away from your old life of sin to follow Jesus in obedience to his will and to his ways. You believe he saved you from your sins, and that he has … Continue reading Our Faith Walk

In Whom Do We Trust?

Jeremiah 17:5-8 ESV Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited … Continue reading In Whom Do We Trust?

A Pile of Manure

I read Isaiah 25 for my quiet time with the Lord today. From this passage of scripture, the Lord has given me an illustration of how this is being lived out today in the church and in the world. A nation of people, though certainly not every individual within that nation, is depicted here as … Continue reading A Pile of Manure

Don’t Be a Slacker!

As I was praying about what the Lord Jesus would have me write this evening, for I knew he was giving me another devotional to write, he put in my mind this passage of scripture found in Proverbs 6:6 (KJV): “Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.” “A sluggard is … Continue reading Don’t Be a Slacker!

Jekyll and Hyde

Are you consistent in character? Are you the same, no matter who you are with? Or, where you are at the moment? Or, whether people are watching you or they aren’t? Or, without regard to your circumstances? Or, are you one person out in public and another in private, or when at home? One person … Continue reading Jekyll and Hyde

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, 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 in this world … Continue reading For Our Nation

Closer to God

Do you ever have times in your life when you feel… well, maybe you don’t even know what you feel exactly, or you don’t know how to express it. But, you know you want to go deeper with God. You want more of him in your life, i.e. more of his life being lived out … Continue reading Closer to God