Guard Your Speech • Proverbs 13:3

Guard Your Speech • Proverbs 13:3

Proverbs 13:3 reminds us that, “He who guards his mouth preserves his life, But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.” The warning here is very clear: be careful with what you allow to come out of your mouth. He who guards his speech preserves, or safeguards, his life. He who opens wide […]

Open Our Eyes • Matthew 20:32-34

Open Our Eyes • Matthew 20:32-34

“So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” They said to Him, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.” So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.” Life’s problems consume us when we are not […]

Prepared for the Inevitable • Hebrews 9:27

Prepared for the Inevitable • Hebrews 9:27

In a world controlled by fear and infinitely concerned with contagious spread, my mind turns to Romans 5:12. Sin and death spread from one man to the entire human race. The reason we concern ourselves with our own inevitable mortality is that we have violated God’s commandments and are born under wrath. We are completely […]

Little Faith and Big God • Matthew 17:20

Little Faith and Big God • Matthew 17:20

Faith is an essential part of the believer’s life. Without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). When life’s trials and challenges seem impossible to overcome, all we need is a tiny measure of genuine faith as small as a mustard seed because we worship and serve a big God who always is […]

Faith in Action • Micah 6:8

Faith in Action • Micah 6:8

He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8) Micah combines our faith with action.  Has God shown you what is good? This verse shows us that as God speaks to […]

Single Focus • James 4:8

Single Focus • James 4:8

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts you double-minded. (James 4:8) The word double-minded can literally be translated to double souled. This is not a good place to be as a believer, our relationship with Jesus will be volatile and not steady. […]

What are you afraid of? • Psalm 27

What are you afraid of? • Psalm 27

Maybe just reading this question to yourself brings on anxiety, maybe not. Maybe you consider yourself to be brave, not a fearful person. Everyone is afraid of something though, and God wants to give you courage over whatever that is. I was at a conference recently where the pastor called fear a villain, the villain […]

The Vestiges of the Past • 2 Corinthians 5:17

The Vestiges of the Past • 2 Corinthians 5:17

If you’ve lived for any measure of time in this fallen world, you’ve probably accumulated your fair share of failures and personal traumas. Some of these challenges we bear personal responsibility for; some of them are incidental to our lives here on a fallen planet as we await our redemption and ultimate restoration in Christ. […]

God’s Word is Alive and Mighty • Psalm 119

God’s Word is Alive and Mighty • Psalm 119

Today’s culture is quick to reject and remove God’s Word from society. Prayers have been banned from schools by the Supreme Court since 1963. The consequences of a Wordless and prayerless generation is evident today. In Psalm 119, we learn that God’s Word is also known as God’s Law. It’s known as God’s Commandments, God’s […]

Serving the Lord as a Family • Joshua 24:15

Serving the Lord as a Family • Joshua 24:15

What a blessing and honor it is to serve the Lord as a family! To begin, a family that prays together stays together. On the way to school, before meals, before sleep, as often as possible, pray together. Also, read the Bible together with your family. Talk and ask about what each one has been […]