Fiery Trials to Test You

Don’t Be Surprised! 1 Peter 4:12-13 ESV “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.” A fiery … Continue reading Fiery Trials to Test You

Put Your Trust in God Alone

Amos 5:4-5 NIV This is what the Lord says to Israel: “Seek me and live; do not seek Bethel, do not go to Gilgal, do not journey to Beersheba. For Gilgal will surely go into exile, and Bethel will be reduced to nothing.” These places mentioned here are symbolic of places of idolatrous worship. Today, … Continue reading Put Your Trust in God Alone

A Plot of Satan

Isaiah 9:8-12 NIV “The Lord has sent a message against Jacob; it will fall on Israel. All the people will know it— Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria— who say with pride and arrogance of heart, ‘The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the fig trees have been felled, but … Continue reading A Plot of Satan

For What We Have Done

The book of Revelation tells us about the last days before the return of Christ and beyond. The book is written to the church. It begins with letters to the complete church (seven letters). Five of the seven are chastised for wrongdoing and they are told to repent or face the judgment of God. Then, … Continue reading For What We Have Done

God Will Bring Healing

Jeremiah 33:1-3 ESV "The word of the Lord came to Jeremiah a second time, while he was still shut up in the court of the guard: 'Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and … Continue reading God Will Bring Healing

A Time of Decision

Luke 19:37-40 “As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven … Continue reading A Time of Decision

He Will Gather the Remnant

Scattering the Sheep Jeremiah 23:1-2a ESV “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and you have not attended to … Continue reading He Will Gather the Remnant

On Account of These

Colossians 3:5-6 ESV “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming." Because these types of sins have been able to run rampant within the church for a long time, all under the guise … Continue reading On Account of These

The Ways of Your Heart

Ecclesiastes 11:5 ESV “As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.” Our inability to fully grasp everything about God is compared here to our inability to fully understand the forming … Continue reading The Ways of Your Heart

Standing at the Door

You Rich People James 5:1-3 ESV “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up … Continue reading Standing at the Door