Obeying God

But this command I gave them: ‘Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people. And walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.’ 
(Jeremiah 7:23…

The Triumphal Entry

The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others…

The Spirit’s Presence 

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  (1 Corinthians 6:19 NIV) 

As believers, we have the Holy Spirit living within us to help…

Acts of Kindness

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, (Colossians 3:12 ESV) 

We live in a very rural area where everyone knows each other. So far in this pandemic, we have been…

Joy In These Times

 Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times. 
(Romans 12:12 GNT) 

If you look at the news today, it is almost too much to bear. We have been told to expect things…

What’s in a Name? 

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” 
(Revelation 1:8 NIV) 

Most of us have multiple names including nicknames that we, or sometimes others, choose…

The Importance of Learning 

Pay attention to what you are taught, and you will be successful; trust in the LORD and you will be happy. 
Proverbs 16:20 GNT 

Success is defined as “the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.” Many people view…

Cry Out to the Lord 

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; 
he delivers them from all their troubles. 
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted 
and saves those who are crushed in spirit. 
(Psalm 34:17-18 NIV) 

God is as close to us…

God Is Our Healer 

O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. 
Psalm 30:2 (ESV) 

These days are unprecedented. We can look back in recent times where we have had daily routines of just coasting along, not…

God Is Our Defender and Protector 

You are my defender and protector; 
I put my hope in your promise. 
(Psalm 119:114 GNT) 

Are you going through a difficult time right now? One day your troubles will come to an end. In the meantime, God is with…

Hope Through Suffering 

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, (Romans 5:3-4 ESV) 

In writing to the Romans, Paul says that we should rejoice in our sufferings, because…

When Our Faith Is Tested 

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. (James 1:2-3 NIV) 

In today’s verses, James reminds us that difficulties and trials can take many…