In a time of fear and confusion, it is important to stand firm upon the hope we have in Jesus Christ realizing that God is more powerful than any earthly foes seen or unseen. Unlike King Saul, David acted wisely in service to Israel and Saul himself because the Lord was with him. Likewise, the […]


One of the greatest blessings in the Christian life is the sense of belonging. We belong to God, and He has given us His Son and His Spirit to demonstrate how completely committed He is to our relationship. He is faithful and true even when we are not. He never moves. Therefore, except in times […]

One of the biggest temptations that we face each day is to give into being like every one else. Conformity can be great, but it all depends on to what we are conformed. The wrong form will lead to the wrong shape. All Christians are called to be conformed to the image of Christ, not […]

When you see a problem, what is your first response? Do you try to solve the problem yourself, or do you call a professional? Do you pray for wisdom and guidance? We often try everything before prayer even though it is the simplest action. If we think we can handle it, we don’t want anyone […]

The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. – Psalm 16:5 Have you paused today to consider that, as a believer in Jesus Christ, you are an heir of the Kingdom of God and co-heir with Jesus Christ? With the New Testament, Jesus Christ established an eternal […]

The name of Jesus Christ should be upsetting. For the wicked, it should bring to mind Truth and Righteousness. For believers, it should encourage peace, joy and righteousness. No one should be unaffected. Charles Spurgeon is credited with saying, “If Christ is not all to you He is nothing to you. He will never go […]

Today marks the first Monday of the Advent season, and this week’s passage hits right at the heart of the Gospel. At the core of the Gospel message is the coming of the Son of Man, Jesus of Nazareth. His miraculous birth was the beginning of the most amazing life, and the lives the faithful […]

Last week we touched upon the Glorification of the saints that is best viewed as the welling up of the Holy Spirit to empower the children of God to be more Christ-like.  One of the major ways this happens is through perseverance under persecution for righteousness.  When we join Christ in yielding to God the […]

Glory below as glory above. This should be the aim of the Christian. While divine perfection may be beyond our reach, all are blessed when we strive together towards the high mark of the high calling of God. This is glory. Like many other biblical ideas with earthly counterparts, godly glory is characterized not by […]

When you look at your life, do you feel that you always do the right thing?  Do you act justly?  Micah 6:8 tells us that basically all God asks of us is to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with Him.  Have you (or I) done this all the time?  Hardly.  We stumble and […]