Job’s Faith and Ours!

Job 1:1 … In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil. Job 1:10-11 … Satan said, “Have You not put a hedge around him… and blessed the work of his hands? But strike everything he has, and he…

Are We Passing the Test?

1 Peter 4:12-14 … Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for…

How HE Loves Us!

Originally posted February 23, 2016 2 Corinthians 4:17 … For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison. Psalm 34:19 … Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all. And they lived happily ever after! We all know that…

Our Substitute, Our SAVIOR!

Originally posted January 27, 2016 Romans 5:7-8 … For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die.   But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Franciscan Monk…

No Price Too High!

Originally posted January 15, 2016 1 Corinthians 6:20 — For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. When I was 16, I asked my father “can I get a car when I turn 17 like ALL THE OTHER KIDS.” He said with a chuckle, “REALLY!?!? ALL the other kids…

Today’s Trials … Tomorrow’s Triumph

Originally posted January 6, 2016 James 1:2 … Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials. My grandfather “Pop” was a very wise man.  He was quiet, but when he spoke he would often say something profound.  One of his sayings was reserved for disciplining children.  Pop would say, “it is better…

Wanting it ALL!

Originally posted December 7, 2015 Genesis 2:16 … The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” Genesis 3:4…

Breaking the Chains

Originally posted November 19, 2015 Romans 6:14 — For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. Titus 2:11 — For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people Have you ever listened to an entire symphony?  Thought of all its parts, how intricate…

Encouragement from the Lord/Service to the Lord

Originally posted November 2, 2015 Joshua 1:9 … Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Failure is not easy to deal with, regardless of who you are. We see other people succeeding in careers, sports and…

Traditions of Man

Originally posted October 14, 2015 Colossians 2:6-17 … Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. See to it that no one takes you captive…

Jesus, our FOUNDATION!

Originally posted September 24, 2015 Luke 6:47-49 … Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst…

BEWARE Overconfidence!

Originally posted September 9, 2015 1 Corinthians 10:12 … Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. Overconfidence is dangerous! The belief that you cannot fail in a particular endeavor, whether it be sports, academics or some other area can make you vulnerable. The 1985 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship involved…