Secret

We read in Galatians about this big secret Paul kept. He heard about Jesus Christ, but he didn’t immediately consult humans. Instead, he spent more time with God. He wanted to hear from God above all else and went to Arabia. In some translations, we read the term “flesh and blood,” which contrasts the difference … Continue reading Secret

Continuous Revelation

Today’s verse aligns again with the last few devotions regarding our interconnectedness. In 1 Corinthians 12:7, we read: “Each believer is given continuous revelation by the Holy Spirit to benefit not just himself but all” (TPT). The continuous revelation we receive does not only benefit ourselves — it benefits all people. Why? We are all … Continue reading Continuous Revelation

Radiance of Your Presence

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim You, who hear the joyful call to worship, who know the festal shout (NIV, NLT, ESV). The Passion Translation says it this way: “O Lord, how blessed are the people who experience the shout of worship, for they walk in the radiance of Your presence” (Psalm 89:15). … Continue reading Radiance of Your Presence

Restorer of Joy

Read Psalm 86. As we continue our study of Psalm 86, today we look at the Psalmist’s request: “Restore joy to your loving servant once again” (v. 4 TPT). When some people consider joy, there is this misconception that joy is happiness; however, the two are different. Happiness is something that is based on a … Continue reading Restorer of Joy

The Form of the Lord

Moses was very humble. He was more humble than anyone else. He was faithful. Moses was so faithful that God spoke to him “directly, openly, and not in riddles.” The Message says God spoke to Moses “intimately.” Moses was able to see “the form of the Lord.” Other translations say he was able to “behold” … Continue reading The Form of the Lord

Stop Testing God

Over the past few weeks, I have been saddened by pastors and churches ignoring the government recommendations to not gather in large groups and to practice social distancing. Pastors are holding worship services. Pastors are being arrested. All of this is because of the defiance to the government. There is separation of church and state. … Continue reading Stop Testing God

My Prayer, My Life

Consider how often you pray. Do you pray only when you are in church? Do you pray before meals? Do you pray only when you need something? Maybe you pray every morning or every evening. Consider your prayer life. The Psalmist speaks of prayer life as just that – his life. For some, this may … Continue reading My Prayer, My Life

Carols Series – Prepare Him Room Outline – Christmas Eve Message

Make Room for the King “Joy to the World” Joy to the world, the Lord is come Let earth receive her King Let every heart prepare Him room OUR HEART NATURALLY DOESN’T WANT TO PREPARE ROOM   WE ARE ALL SINNERS… WE ARE ALL IN NEED OF JESUS   Ezekiel 11:19 English Standard Version (ESV) … Continue reading Carols Series – Prepare Him Room Outline – Christmas Eve Message

Words to Live By Series Outlines

Words to Live By: Meek 2-12-17 1strecognize poor of spirit (spiritually bankrupt, true knowledge of ourselves) 2ndcomes mourning (sacred grief) [Matthew 5:5] “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” “Blessed [inwardly peaceful, spiritually secure, worthy of respect] are the gentle[the kind-hearted, the sweet-spirited, the self-controlled], for they will inherit the earth.” [Galatians … Continue reading Words to Live By Series Outlines