Don’t Stuff the Pain

Psalm 119:25-28 ESV “My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word! When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes! Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works. My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to … Continue reading Don’t Stuff the Pain

Great Persecution Against the Church

Acts 8:1a ESV “And Saul approved of his execution.” Saul, later called Paul, was a Pharisee. As a Pharisee, he was convinced that he should do many things to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth, our Messiah and Lord. So, he falsely imprisoned and persecuted many followers of Jesus Christ, and he cast his … Continue reading Great Persecution Against the Church

Discipline for Our Good

Hebrews 12:3-4 ESV “Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.” Jesus Christ, the Son of God (and God), was perfect in every way. Yet, because he … Continue reading Discipline for Our Good

He’s My Strength, My Song

Psalm 34:1-7 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! “I sought the Lord, and he answered me … Continue reading He’s My Strength, My Song

Forever With Him

James 1:2-4 BSB “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you encounter trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Allow perseverance to finish its work, so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” We are all being tested right now with the “Coronavirus Pandemic.” … Continue reading Forever With Him

Be Broken, You Peoples

Isaiah 8:5-8 ESV The Lord spoke to me again: “Because this people has refused the waters of Shiloah that flow gently, and rejoice over Rezin and the son of Remaliah, therefore, behold, the Lord is bringing up against them the waters of the River, mighty and many, the king of Assyria and all his glory. … Continue reading Be Broken, You Peoples