A World in Conflict – New Testament Thursday

"Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand." —Ephesians 6:13 With the tragic news of the shooting in Orlando on Sunday, we are all reminded that the world we live in is not a peaceful one....

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Abba – New Testament Thursday

“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by Him we cry Abba, Father. The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” -Romans 8: 15-16 Tuesday night I was watching one of the few TV shows I watch NCIS (I am...

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Shocking Faith – New Testament Thursday

A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because...

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Just Between You and God – New Testament Thursday

"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it." -Revelation 2:17 Revelation was initially written to seven churches that John...

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Can I Really Do "All" Things?

I can do all things through him [Christ] who strengthens me. —Philippians 4:13 You've probably seen this verse before.  It's one of the most popular verses of the Bible.  There are posters, shirts, bracelets, and even entire books dedicated to this verse.  But what does this verse really mean? (more…)

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Who Is Greater?

He must become greater; I must become less. -John 3:30 One of the things I've noticed over the years raising my daughter is how much her world revolves around her.  She wants to know everything that's going on around her.  When someone gets something, she wants to know she can have it.  When someone tells a story, she immediately relates...

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