Be an Encourager!

Are you an encourager?  We read in Acts 11:24 that “And a great many people were added to the Lord (or “brought to the Lord” in some versions).”  Why were […]

Children and Rebellion

Have you ever rebelled in your life?  Have your children rebelled?  Most of us had rebelled at some point in our lives.  In 1 Samuel 15:22-23, God puts rebellion on […]

A Word for Husbands

Husbands, how well do you understand your wife?  We read in 1 Peter 3:7, “ . . . husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to […]

Submit to God

Followers of Jesus Christ must learn to submit themselves to God, as well as those in spiritual leadership.  We read in 1 Peter 5:5, “Likewise, you who are younger, be […]

Grace upon Grace

As we embark on a New Year!  I hope 2023 will be a blessing for each of us, and that we will be a blessing to all with whom we […]

The Wonder of God’s Love

We read in 1 John 4:9, “In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live […]

Safe In God’s Hands

As we read about Elizabeth and Mary in Luke 1, we discover that they were quite a pair.  Elizabeth was not a young woman!  After years and years of praying […]

Emmanuel

What is your deepest need during this Christmas season?  The good news is the promise that God is with us at our own deepest point of NEED.  Not only is […]

Lift Up Your Hearts

When John Calvin wrote a liturgy for the Lord’s Supper, he introduced something that had been in the church for a thousand years called the Sursum corda, which in Latin […]

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, […]