Against All Odds


God loves to turn the tables and beat the odds makers by His miraculous power and He loves to surprise us by His grace and wisdom. The odds makers think that, in the real world, God is somewhat irrelevant or non-existent, but the wisdom of God is real, unmatched and unparalleled. The Word of God says: “… the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood Read More

Seeing and Hearing Again


The Pharisees were trained and schooled to recognize God, to hear His voice and to know what God was saying. They looked for something that was so obviously close, but never saw Him. When He actually came on that Christmas, they did not even recognize Him. In fact, even when He spoke, they hardened their hearts and said, “No, that’s not true!” The Bible says our hearts, like that of the Read More

Discovering Your Success Potential

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The Bible says our dreams, hopes and potentials are God-given treasures. “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves” (2 Cor. 4:7). God is saying to us that He put the treasure of dreams, hopes, vision and a potential for success in each one of us. When we realize this, we should say, “This dream is not Read More

Finding Contentment


The devil’s tactic was to try to tempt the King of Kings and Lord of Lords in the wilderness, and the same is true with you and with me. The devil’s bottom line to tempt you is to get you to feel dissatisfied with what you have. If he can get us to feel dissatisfied with what we have, when we are dissatisfied, we will play into his hands. This is the same temptation he used with Eve in the Garden Read More

David: Finding Confidence in the Desert


Saul was jealous of David and all his successes, so he pursued him relentlessly for a long period of time. David had his chances to kill Saul and claim the throne that God had promised him, but he refused. He remained a faithful servant of God and waited upon the Lord to rescue him.  Living in the Desert It isn’t common knowledge, but there was a time David actually deserted the people of Read More

Waiting on the Promises


Microwave ovens! Cell phones! E-mail! Fast food! We live in an age where we want things instantaneously. As it is with our culture, we have the same expectation in our relationship with God. We say, “I want it now, God! I want a fast God — not a slow God!” We want to take shortcuts; we think God is too slow! But God is not slow. He is patient! There is a purpose for waiting. “The Lord Read More

Getting Involved in Your Growth

Getting Involved in Your Growth

Why do we encourage people to get involved and serve? How is that connected to the Presence of the Lord? We don’t want to be serving without the Lord. We also don’t want to serve anywhere except where the Lord is. We want you to be involved inside as well as outside of the church. There are so many different ways to be involved. As you learn what God is teaching from the Word, and as the Word Read More

The Gift of Listening

The Gift of Listening

There are some things that are scarce and very valuable. These are things like respect, honesty and leadership. One of the things that is most scarce these days is listening. God says that listening is a very commendable thing and He talks about it often in the Bible. The Eyes of Our Heart Listening is something really commendable and God speaks about invisible ears that we need to develop. “… Read More

Good Friday and Communion


How poor was Jesus? When Jesus stepped onto the earth that He created, His parents were a poor couple that had just a donkey to get to Bethlehem. He was laid in a borrowed manger. Later, He borrowed a boat in order to teach from the sea. One day He rode into Jerusalem on a borrowed donkey. He was hung on a borrowed cross. He was buried in a borrowed tomb. “… The foxes have holes and the birds Read More

An Appointment with God


God has appointments with different people, including us. On Palm Sunday, Jesus had an appointment with Jerusalem, as He rode off from the Mount of Olives and through the gate called Beautiful. He came not on a white stallion, but on a donkey. People didn’t have flags fluttering; they had branches waving. He had a message for Jerusalem because He knew that, in a few days, the greatest even in the Read More