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GOD’S WORD – COMMANDS OR SUGGESTIONS?

“Noah did everything just as God commanded him.” GENESIS 6:22 Do you think God gives us commands as suggestions, or as commands that are to be obeyed? Why exactly would He give us His commands? It is because He loves us – His commands are for our good. Take Noah as an example. God was … Continue reading

WHERE IS YOUR HOPE?

Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set … Continue reading

TROUBLING TIMES: HANDLING UNFAIR TREATMENT FROM OTHERS

Deliver me from my enemies, O God; be my fortress against those who are attacking me. Deliver me from evildoers and save me from those who are after my blood. See how they lie in wait for me!  Fierce men conspire against me for no offense or sin of mine, Lord.  I have done no … Continue reading

LIVING IN A TROUBLED WORLD WITH AN UNTROUBLED HEART

“Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God; trust also in Me.” JOHN 14:1 Whenever you consider everything going on in the world today, it can be troubling. It can be difficult to understand why some people do the things they do. Thieves not only rob people but they also shoot them for … Continue reading

PRIDE OR HUMILITY – WHICH HAVE YOU CHOSEN?

“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.” JOHN 13:14-15 The scriptures tell us that God hates 7 things and one of those things he hates is pride. There … Continue reading

DEALING WITH SECRET IDOLS IN YOUR LIFE

“Son of man, these men have set up idols in their hearts and put wicked stumbling blocks before their faces. Should I let them inquire of me at all?” EZEKIEL 14:3 Have you ever watched the reality series, American Idol? The contestants are unknown singers who have a dream of a singing career. They compete … Continue reading

TIME MANAGEMENT: LEARNING FROM JESUS

Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? A man who walks by day will not stumble, for he sees by this word’s light. It is when he walks by night that he stumbles, for he has no light.” JOHN 11:9-10 How do you use your time? Are you the type of person who … Continue reading

DECISIONS: CONSEQUENCES OF FAILING TO ASK FOR GOD’S GUIDANCE

“Let us bring the ark of our God back to us, for we did not inquire of it during the reign of Saul.” 1 Chronicles 13:3 “It was because you, the Levites, did not bring it up the first time that the Lord our God broke out in anger against us.  We did not inquire … Continue reading

WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL GAME PLAN?

Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord; he did not keep the word of the Lord and even consulted a medium for guidance, and did not inquire of the Lord. So the Lord put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.” 1 CHRONICLES 10:13-14 When you are … Continue reading

ARE YOU MISSING THE JOY OF YOUR SALVATION?

“Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” PSALM 51:12 As we allow God to mature us spiritually, we have a greater understanding of the power of sin and its consequences. We realize that God will forgive our sins, but we could still have issues. We … Continue reading