Steadfast and True

“Amid honor or dishonor, slander or praise—even when we are treated as deceivers and imposters—we remain steadfast and true” (2 Corinthians 6:8 TPT). The NIV says it this way: “We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors.” Simply … Continue reading Steadfast and True

The Worth of Another

In Romans 12:16, we read: “Live happily together in a spirit of harmony, and be as mindful of another’s worth as you are your own. Don’t live with a lofty mind-set, thinking you are too important to serve others, but be willing to do menial tasks and identify with those who are humble minded. Don’t … Continue reading The Worth of Another

Greater Than Friendship

As a child, one of the most important things for me was my friendship with Jesus. Today’s verse speaks about something greater than friendship. It’s important that we remember both that Jesus is our friend, but also remember too, that we have something greater than friendship with Him. First, let us look at this friendship. … Continue reading Greater Than Friendship

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

Handle With Care: Fasten the Zipper

Week 4 – Fasten the Zipper [John 17:20-23] CARING FOR UNITY Why? Jesus Prays for Unity Unity points to Jesus     1 Corinthians 1:10 - I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you … Continue reading Handle With Care: Fasten the Zipper

Harmonious Living

Harmony is difficult. When it comes to music, each person must be in sync for there to be true harmony. When it is done right, there will be a sound pleasing to ears. When it comes to people, harmony means that we live with a peace, that we understand each other. This understanding is like … Continue reading Harmonious Living

The Lord Allows

God selected Moses and Aaron for special roles in leading His people. He also set apart the whole community of Israel. They were God’s chosen people, His special people. In Numbers 16, we read about the rebellion of Korah. The people united against Moses and Aaron. They stood up and claimed two things. The first … Continue reading The Lord Allows