What We Need to Go On

1 Kings 19:7 And the angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee. 1 Kings 19:12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. […]

Encouragement for Personal Bible Reading

I wrote the following post on our church website and wanted to share it here on my personal website as well. I hope it will encourage you as you seek to have a time where you read God’s Word each day.  Devotions…Quiet Time…God and I Time – These are all ways I have heard personal […]

Success Is Helping Others Succeed (Deuteronomy 3)

Deuteronomy 3:28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see. Moses found it very difficult to not be allowed by God to go into the land. Most of his time leading Israel was dedicated […]

Pursuit of Holiness Book Review

Humbly repenting of sin and believing on Christ is a hard thing to do. Not because we have to do anything, but simple for that reason – we can’t do anything – we just trust Christ. After this difficult struggle of total faith in Christ alone for salvation, the struggle for holiness is probably the next hardest […]

Twelve Ordinary Men Book Review

When Jesus came into the world, He chose twelve men to be with Him, to learn from Him, and to carry out His mission in the world. We would presume that He would look for the best, the most educated, skilled, and courageous. But instead, He chose twelve ordinary men and empowered them to do the extraordinary. […]

Try a Chronological Bible Reading Plan

I am really enjoying the Chronological Bible Reading Plan. I have tried to read the Bible through each year for many years now, but this is a fresh plan that has open up new insights for me. Because the plan lists the chapters in the order that the events happened (or as close as is possible), […]

The Key to Personal Transformation

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Most people have things about themselves that they want to change. Most Christians know that there are areas in their lives that […]

The Heavenly Narrative

Job 2:3-7 “And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause. And Satan answered the Lord, […]

No More Jacob

Genesis 32:28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. Jacob was left alone. His family had all crossed over Jabbok. He was getting ready to face his angry bother Esau after many years. His conniving and scheming […]

Repost: The Hard Part of Missions by Jake Taube

My good friend Jack Taube, who is a missionary and church planter to China, wrote the following excellent article about “The Hard Part of Missions.” Many people waste so much effort trying to overcome imaginary challenges instead of focusing on the really difficult tasks that are worth their efforts. Read below for more about this. I […]