Fear actually serves a holy purpose in the life of a Christian. In its rightful place, this fear can be a motivator to leave the world and its ways behind to live a life pleasing to God.
Have you ever had a situation arise or walk through a season that threatened to derail your faith? Me too. It doesn’t seem to matter how long we’ve been walking with the Lord, there are those times or things that shake our faith to its core. As a new believer, the trials that come our
Have you ever considered yourself a wayfaring stranger? For social beings, that can be tough as it is a deep human need to have a place to belong. It doesn’t mean that we won’t have a place or family here on earth but in general, we likely won’t feel at home in the secular world.
Are you feeling like a stranger in your life right now amid this Coronavirus and the social distancing? We are all adjusting to a new normal for the unforeseen future. It’s unnerving, really. We don’t know when all this will end or what parts of the past will still be in place and what parts
Last week I posted about the apparent temper tantrum that Jesus had over not finding fruit on the fig tree. We discovered that it was truly not a temper tantrum but rather a parable and miracle rolled into one teaching the importance of authenticity in the life of the Christian. Its purpose was to
So did Jesus have a temper tantrum when he made the fig tree to wither? We have all heard the story of when Jesus curses the fig tree after looking for fruit when he was hungry but found none on the tree. On the surface it appears that Jesus just had a temper tantrum about
John the Baptist’s ministry mostly took place hanging out by the Jordan River and left us a great model as we raise our children and guide their spiritual formation. John the Baptist was set apart by God from before birth and he lived a life characterized by seclusion and separateness. Matthew 3 tells us that when he
Abraham, yet again inspired me. Actually, this time is the the call in Genesis and the answer in the New Testament. I have started to uncover the truth that the foundations of our faith have been laid out from the very beginning of time. In the story of Abraham around the time of Isaac’s birth,
Today I am sharing with you some insight from Henry Morris’ book The Genesis Record. His commentary on the story that ends chapter 14 of Genesis and begins chapter 15 includes a train of thought that blew me away. I hope you are as amazed by this as I am today. Chapter 14 ends with
As I SOAPed the last chapter in 2nd Peter, I couldn’t help but notice a few things from both this chapter and 1st and 2nd Peter as a whole. Aside from reading a verse or passage here and there along with a devotional or something, I had never read through either book in its entirety.