God’s Discipline is for Our Good

God’s Discipline is for Our Good

God’s Discipline is for Our Good “Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.” Revelation 3:19 This verse comes from a message Jesus gave to the leaders of the church in a town called Laodicea in the first century. Jesus had a strong...
Dead To Sin

Dead To Sin

Dead to Sin “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?”  Romans 6:1-2 As many of you know, Shark Tank is a popular TV show on which budding...
Where’s Your Heart?

Where’s Your Heart?

Where’s Your Heart? “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21) “Heart” is often used metaphorically to refer to the essence of a person’s being, their central focus or what they have passion for, the center of one’s life. As we...
God’s Indescribable Gift!

God’s Indescribable Gift!

God’s Indescribable Gift! “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!”  2 Corinthians 9:15 Giving is central to the holiday we call Christmas. Just talking about Christmas and gift giving likely brings fond memories to many of us of favorite gifts received or...
David’s Prayer

David’s Prayer

David’s Prayer “David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, “Praise be to you, Lord, the God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.”  1 Chronicles 29:10. The Bible includes a number of prayers that can guide our worship...
Cry for Mercy

Cry for Mercy

Cry for Mercy Life on this side of heaven can be hard. I know because I’m alive and can testify from personal experience that life on earth comes with a host of challenges. I’m not contradicting the power of living in the joy of the Lord, I’m just facing the reality...