No matter how helpless we feel in a situation, God is sufficient. 2 Chronicles 20:1-4 Have you ever felt totally helpless? Can you remember facing a situation or emergency in which you were powerless? It’s a sobering experience for anyone. Even people who claim to be wholly dependent on God still like to feel as … Continue reading Feel Helpless?
When we learn to hate evil, we learn to love what God loves. Psalm 97:10-12 Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.11 Light shines[a] on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.12 Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name. You may … Continue reading Hate Evil
1 Corinthians 13:1-7 13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If … Continue reading Supreme Love
Through baptism, we can share the light of Jesus' salvation with the world. Matthew 3:13-17 Believers are to follow Christ’s example in all things, including baptism. Just before beginning His public ministry, Jesus came to John the Baptist, who was calling the Jewish people to confess their sins and demonstrate repentance through immersion in the … Continue reading The Importance of Baptisim
We can be generous people because God promises to meet all our needs. Proverbs 11:24-28 "A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." God is the ultimate Giver, and in gratitude, we’re to imitate Him. As He provides us with material wealth and possessions, we become channels through whom He blesses others and carries … Continue reading Why Be Generous?
God can use any testimony, no matter how mundane, to inspire people. Psalm 26:1-12 Most of us have heard testimonies of believers who were saved from a lifestyle of horrendous sin. After listening to such accounts, have you ever felt that your less dramatic testimony is somehow not as valuable? In reality, the salvation God … Continue reading Telling It Like It Is
Contentment doesn't depend on what we have or what we lack; it is found in Jesus alone. Hebrews 13:5-6 Contentment is a quality seen in very few people today. Our society is always offering new items, gadgets, upgrades, and conveniences that promise pleasure, comfort, and satisfaction. But no material goods ever live up to that … Continue reading Be Content
God's promises throughout Scripture testify to His unchanging faithfulness. The Bible is filled with countless promises from God, but not all of them are for us. Consider how the Lord vowed Jericho would fall after the Israelites marched around the city seven times (Joshua 6:2-6). Also, how God told Elijah that ravens would bring him … Continue reading God’s Promises We Can Claim
Circumstances cannot shake a strong foundation of faith. Psalm 62:1-12 In a tumultuous world, where can stability be found? We can’t count on political leaders, financial institutions, healthcare providers, or any other human institution to keep us safe and secure. There is only one sure foundation, and that is the Lord our God. David, who … Continue reading A Strong Foundation
Contentment doesn't depend on what we have or what we lack; it is found in Jesus alone. Hebrews 13:5-6 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”So we say with confidence,“The Lord is my helper; I will … Continue reading Be Content