Overcome with Gratitude

Overcome with Gratitude

Richard Capen tells the story of his good friend, Navy Captain Harry Jenkins, who spent seven years in captivity in North Vietnam.  He was in solitary confinement for fifty months,

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Personal Worship

Personal Worship

After God had called Abram to leave his country and his father’s house, we read in Genesis 12:8, “From there he moved to the hill country on the east of Bethel

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Taking Up Residence

Taking Up Residence

There is an old story told of an ancient Christian monastery that had fallen on hard times.  Over the years, fewer and fewer men had come to enter the life

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Light in a Dark World

Light in a Dark World

Jesus declared in Matthew 5:16: “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”  The

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Repent and Hold Fast

Repent and Hold Fast

A question is being asked of many Christians today . . . “Are you a tolerant Christian?”  But the danger in that question is that tolerant in our world today

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God’s Power to Transform

God’s Power to Transform

Never underestimate God’s power to transform sinners!  In the Gospel of Luke, we meet Levi, a tax collector.  You would never expect this greedy, hardhearted tax collector to become one

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Will You Be an Elijah?

Will You Be an Elijah?

We read in 1 Kings 19:19, “Elijah went over to [Elisha] and threw his cloak across his shoulders and then walked away.”  Elisha did not ask Elijah to be his

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The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit

Jesus told His disciples on the night of His betrayal that He was going away but would send His Holy Spirit to them.  We read in John 16:7, “Nevertheless, I

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