Mary: Gaining Confidence Through Serving

How serving others can lead to confidence in life

Chapter seven of Luke always gripped my heart because I identify so much with that woman. Mary’s sense of deep unworthiness was evident, but it was never to the point where her unworthiness would ever disqualify her from expressing her love to the One that was worthy. There are going to be times when you feel unworthy, there are going to be times when you will drift and feel a sense of this or find Read More

A Different Drum

Aliens and Citizens

A Citizen of Heaven The Lord has taken us and transferred us from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of His Son. Our hearts have been transferred, but we still have some residue of some old ways that we are going to have to work through. What are we supposed to look like when we have been transferred and born again in this new kingdom as a citizen of heaven? Who are we? How are we to act, Read More

Starting Points of the Miraculous

God is delighted to be a part of the miraculous if we will understand a little more about it.

David is best known for being a giant-slayer. It was quite a miracle that was a starting point that changed the future of Israel forever. “Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground. So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling Read More

A Lesson From Judas Iscariot

We are going to hear from someone who seems to be the least likely of anyone in the entire Bible to have anything to say. He is the one who betrayed Jesus … Judas Iscariot. Yet, God took the life of Judas and put it in the Bible so that we could learn.   How to Deal with Others’ Faults   I think that if Judas could live his life all over again, he would do it differently. Read More

Risk & Faith

Risk of Compassion Everyday we take risks. Everything about life has to do with taking a risk. Now some risks are bigger than others. Some we don’t want to take. Some we would be foolish to take. When God looks at the risks we take, He sees men and women of great faith. All of us can convert risk into great faith. In fact, that is how faith is developed. It is not by going to a bunch of conferences Read More

The God That Glitters

Our view of money is active rather than passive

Money Talks The way money is used tells a lot about a person. God speaks a lot about money because it is such a temptation to mankind to take our gold and turn it into a god and into a molten calf. We have taken what God gave us to use as a means to an end and made it an end in itself. The Bible says we must choose which way we’re going to go. Lovers of Money We can be religious but Read More

Characteristics of a Great Faith

Today, we are going to talk about two people whom God finds to have the greatest faith. One is a Canaanite woman, of whom He says, “Woman, your faith is great!” And the second person was actually a Roman officer. The Lord says, “It will be done to you according to your faith” (Matt. 9:29). You see, if my faith is little, it will be done to me according to my faith. That means that if Read More

When You Know What’s Right, But Cannot Seem to Do It

Ever had a time when you knew what you were supposed to do … but you just did not do it? Sometimes we know what God is telling us to do, but we have a hard time doing it. And when we intentionally do wrong, it affects ourselves as well as others. Jonah is an example of a person who knew the right thing to do and he just could not do it. The Lord said, “I want you to go and help the Ninevites Read More

If God Asked Us a Question

If God were to ask you a question and the answer to that question would determine your destiny, what would it be? He asked that of Solomon. “… the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream at night; and God said, ‘Ask what you wish Me to give to you’” (1 Kings 3:5). We need to think before we answer; that is why our daily devotions are so important. The best way to draw near to the Lord is Read More

Faith in the Making

Faith … it is a word that has been misunderstood, misused, diluted and generalized. Faith has become synonymous to a person’s religious preference. In coming to grips with what is most important, let’s let faith not only be defined, but let’s press on until we let faith define us. “As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, ‘Have mercy on us, Son of David!’ Read More