Bold

The verse today directs us to question if we are bold… confident… courageous. The verse says that since we have a hope – again “SINCE we HAVE such a hope,” as a result something is to happen. What is our hope? This passage is speaking about the Holy Spirit. SINCE we have HIM… Since we … Continue reading Bold

More Than a Story: Faithfulness

[The Loaned Money: Matthew 25:14-30] Also known as the Parable of the TalentsA talent is a monetary unit worth about 20 years’ worth of wages.Talent is useless if it is not used.No one is without talent.Talents given according to ability – 5, 2, 1 Responsibility - Faithful over little, set you over much – Action … Continue reading More Than a Story: Faithfulness

Acts: Persecution

Acts Series: Persecutions “… everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” – 2 Timothy 3:12 [NIV] Bold Speech + Truth = Persecution “When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up … Continue reading Acts: Persecution

Comfort and Courage

Recently I read a posting from a friend who was sharing something she heard earlier on television. To summarize the discussion, she held that comfort and courage cannot coexist in life. I felt compelled to speak up because personally speaking I have both comfort and courage from Christ. I am not sure I would have … Continue reading Comfort and Courage