Skeptics say God doesn’t speak anymore. Even some Christians claim God only speaks through the Bible. Really? Did He get laryngitis and lose His voice?
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You may not be one of the few or the proud to serve in the US Marine Corps, be we are all called to serve faithful as good soldiers in the army of God. God is looking for a few good men.
Jacob sent Joseph to check on his brothers who were grazing their flocks. They stripped Joseph’s coat off, threw him in a pit, and secretly sold Joseph to a band of Midianite merchants bound for Egypt.
Too many people are stuck in the valley of indecision. Decisions determine our destiny. Destiny is not a matter of chance, but a matter of choice!
Remarkably, Jesus stopped dead in His tracks, looked up at him in the tree, told him to come down, and invited Himself to Zacchaeus’ house. You see, faith and sincerity get God’s attention.
Lot merely pitched his tent toward Sodom. No big deal, Right? Wrong! Next thing you know he traded his tent for a house in Sodom and was sitting in the gate of sin city.
To be spiritually successful requires having the right spirit. If you’re looking for a Biblical hero to emulate, Caleb is an excellent choice. God gave him this glowing endorsement, “But My servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit in him, and has followed me fully.”
In a spiritual sense, to faint means “to lose heart or courage, to give up, or to quit.” Many believers today suffer from spiritual fainting spells—they abandon their faith and give up on God.
Even though Daniel was in exile, he still lived a lifestyle of excellence. “Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him.”
Jacob was a tricky twin. He outwitted his brother Esau and cheated him out of his birthright. This sibling rivalry started before they were even born.
Martha and Mary were sisters who lived with their brother Lazarus in the tiny town of Bethany. The Gospels indicate that Jesus shared a special relationship with these siblings.
God spoke to the serpent, ‘And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.’
This Easter season, take time to revisit the cross. I enjoy egg hunts and chocolate bunnies as much as anybody, but nothing can replace the cross—it’s the crux of Christianity.
Women played a vital role in the Bible. When Jesus was arrested, the male disciples forsook Him. Only John and a few courageous women followed Jesus to the bitter end.
Our society is full of quitters. It might surprise you that one of the New Testament authors was a quitter who later redeemed himself and had a profound impact on the early church.
Here’s the million dollar question, what was Paul’s thorn in the flesh? He intentionally left it vague and, as a result, preachers have speculated about it for over 1900 years.
Not everyone loved David. He was hated by his King Saul, his loyalists and all the enemies of Israel. God’s favor on David provoked jealousy and placed a bull’s-eye on his back.
John 6 describes a horde of fickle followers who trailed Jesus because of the LOAVES He gave them instead of their LOVE for Him.
Take heart, friend, there is no failure in your life too great for the grace of God to overcome. Never let defeat have the last word. Failure doesn’t have to be final.
In 1 Kings 18 we find Elijah standing in total victory on top of Mount Carmel, but in the very next chapter he is cowering in a cave wishing to die. What caused this extreme emotional swing and what can we learn from it?
When Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River, the heavens opened and the Holy Spirit descended as a dove upon Him.
Contrary to some opinions, Jesus wasn’t always a Mr. Nice Guy who never offended anyone with His words and always avoided controversy.
Jesus anointed by two different women. Both women used alabaster boxes of ointment – costly perfume – both homes were owned by men named Simon.
In 2017, we saw a tidal wave of sex scandals and shamed scoundrels. USA TODAY reported that over 135 prominent men have been accused of sexual misconduct since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke.
Like Jonathan’s crippled son, Mephibosheth, we have received divine favor and affection due to the atonement Christ made as our substitute.