Biblical Living – Caring Through Shared Meals

As we sat across the table from a traveling baseball player and his also athletic wife, I—who have never run a mile or watched a sports game—couldn’t help but think, “We would never be friends with these people … but I love them so much.” It didn’t make sense for us to find such richly […]

Posted on: February 3, 2014 - 3:37PM

Acts 18:1-17 The Encouragement of God

Let us dwell on that a little while. “Be not afraid, but speak and hold not your peace, for I am with you.” There is the first encouragement—God’s Presence—“I am with you.” When a man speaks for God, God speaks in Him. We never go to war for God at our own charges—He is sure […]

Posted on: January 30, 2014 - 10:00PM

Acts 17:16-34 The God Who Is There

Where does your life come from? It comes from God! He has every one of your days numbered, and when the number is up, He will take your life and you will stand accountable before Him. He gives you breath. In the past minute, you drew about 18 breaths of air. In the past hour, […]

Posted on: January 23, 2014 - 10:00PM

Acts 17:1-15 Test The Word of God for Yourself

Reader, men may dislike the doctrine of private judgment, but there is no doubt that it is continually taught in the Word of God. This is the principle laid down in the eighth chapter of Isaiah, 19th verse…. They were written at a time when there were men upon earth who had direct revelations from […]

Posted on: January 16, 2014 - 10:00PM

Acts 16:16-40 Man’s Need for Salvation

The hearts of natural men are exceedingly full of sin. If they had but one sin in their hearts, it would be sufficient to render their condition very dreadful. But they have not only one sin, but all manner of sin. There is every kind of lust. The heart is a mere sink of sin, […]

Posted on: January 9, 2014 - 10:00PM

Acts 16:6-24 The Goodness and Perfection of God’s Plan

What if God completely withdrew His Holy Spirit from the earth for the entire week! Think about it—would you notice the difference? It is easy to fall into routine Christianity, where we function in the flesh instead of walk in vital dependence upon God’s Spirit. One of the main lessons of the Book of Acts […]

Posted on: January 2, 2014 - 10:00PM

Acts 15:36 – Acts 16:5 Walking by Grace and Not Works

  The biggest tragedy for the believer is that he is robbed of the spiritual wealth that is his by abiding in Christ. Legalists rob the Christian of his liberty. Legalists do not live by the Spirit, but by rules and regulations. He is bound to laws and traditions instead of walking by faith in […]

Posted on: December 26, 2013 - 10:00PM

Luke 2:25-38 The Saints Anticipate Salvation in Christ

  Let me then take your thoughts along the history of our Savior for a few moments. Far back into the ages, when as yet this world and sun and moon were not created — when God dwelt alone — then, in the foreknowledge of God, it was apparent that man would sin — that […]

Posted on: December 19, 2013 - 10:00PM

Micah 5:2-5 The Birth of the Deliverer

Micah of Morasheth was burdened with a prophetic gift of discernment from God. Almost in spite of himself, Micah saw God at work behind the dramatic changes on the national scene as well as the international scene, all of which affected his people deeply. Micah saw judgment coming. Micah tried to call his people, the […]

Posted on: December 12, 2013 - 10:00PM


Read Genesis 21:1-7 It happens just at the time God knew it would and should.  You hear it in the middle of Advent, a whole string of notes that just come along and untie you: “Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la.”  Notes like an echo of laughter.  Like children throwing back their heads and letting laughter, this oxygenated grace, cascade […]

Posted on: December 7, 2013 - 7:32AM