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Our Weakness, His Strength

2 Corinthians 11:30 – “If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.” No one likes a bragger. There are too many people around who are living for themselves, looking to show off their accomplishments as they make a name for themselves, thinking that the[…]

Informed by God’s Word

Matthew 6:7-13 – “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then like this: ‘Our[…]

When You Pray

Matthew 6:5-6 – “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray,[…]

No Other Gods!

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:2-3). How concerned are you that you might be breaking one of the Ten Commandments? If you had to say[…]

Blessed Assurance

John 6:36, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever[…]

Let Your Goal Be Faithfulness

1 Corinthians 4:1-2 – “This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.” If you have ever been on a mission trip that included some sort of work project, you’ve[…]

Do You Care?

Matthew 9:36 – “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” As Jesus traveled through towns and villages during his three-year ministry, people followed him around for numerous reasons. Other times they followed Jesus for the spectacle[…]

Real Men

1 Corinthians 16:13 – “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” At the end of the book of 1 Corinthians, Paul is sending some final greetings to his recipients. Within these final greetings is a statement that is simple, yet easily confused in our day[…]

Step Out in Expectation

Joshua 3:14-17 – “So when the people set out from their tents to pass over the Jordan with the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people, and as soon as those bearing the ark had come as far as the Jordan, and the feet of the priests[…]

Gospel Treason?

In recent days I have been reading through a book titled, Gospel Treason: Betraying the Gospel with Hidden Idols, and it brought to my attention a problem that I believe we are facing in significant ways in the church, and the world today. Specifically, the idea that we have the[…]

True Followers of Jesus

Hebrews 2:1-4 – “Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a[…]

Sharing the Gospel

Philemon 6 – “I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.” Who was the last non-believer that you personally shared the gospel with?  And when I say “shared the gospel[…]

Work Ethic Matters!

“Cursed is he who does the work of the Lord with slackness…” (Jeremiah 48:10). Breathe a sigh of relief, because this is a truth that only applies to pastors and missionaries, right? Sure, go ahead and be lazy in everything you do and you’ll be fine. Let me know how[…]

True Worship

John 4:23-24 – “You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to[…]

Technology is Never Neutral

Technology is never neutral. Even a technology as simple as a shovel does two things. It makes digging easier, but it also puts blisters and callouses on the hands. When we regularly use more complex technology such as computers, and smart phones, the unintended impact on us is much more[…]