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HOW ARE YOU INFLUENCED?

My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power. (1 Corinthians 2:4-5) Have you ever listened to someone being very persuasive when they speak? I have been to many seminars … Continue reading

GIVE? REALLY? WHY? IS IT THAT IMPORTANT?

“A son honors his father, and a slave his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?” says the Lord Almighty. “It is you priests who show contempt for my name. “But you ask, ‘How have we shown contempt for … Continue reading

WHERE IS HEAVEN?

“And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me.” (Luke 22:29) A lot of people wonder where heaven is. We cannot find its location by reading the Bible. One question we may ask is, “Is heaven a literal place?” We can be assured that heaven exists because Jesus told … Continue reading

WHAT CHARACTERISTICS OF GOD DO OTHERS SEE IN YOUR LIFE?

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. And He has given us this command:  Whoever loves God must also love his brother.” (1 John 4:7, 21) Do you wonder how much of God’s love exists in you? The capacity … Continue reading

WANT TO BE BLESSED AND PROSPER?

Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord. PROVERBS 16:20 If you could choose one thing that you would like to have, what would it be? Would it be success? Would it be wealth? Would it be fame? Would it be some special talent? The reality is, there … Continue reading

HERE COMES THE JUDGE

“Judge not, that ye be not judged.” MATTHEW 7:1 Do you ever pass judgment on others? If so, what are your judgments based on? Aren’t they usually based on your personal views of how things should be and how people should act? In other words, if someone doesn’t fit into the standards you have established, … Continue reading

THE BATTLE FOR CONTROL IS REAL

All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts.  Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we … Continue reading

FINDING HELP FOR TROUBLESOME TIMES

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not be weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 Have you ever reached a point in your life when you are overwhelmed by all that is going on? You imagine … Continue reading

BEING PREPARED TO ANSWER

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” 1 PETER 3:15 Have you given any thought as to what the Lord expects of those He has … Continue reading

ARE YOU BEING SERVED?

He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet. Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” JOHN … Continue reading