Do Not Covet

Is there something you have longed for and have been unable to acquire? Have you longed after another person? Have you desired the possessions of someone you knew—a relative or neighbor? Our culture tells us to go acquire more. It tells us we deserve it, whether we do or not. There are huge advertising campaignsContinue reading “Do Not Covet”

Cry Out To God

Have you been taught that the Christian life is wonderful? Does that hinder you from crying out to God? Have you ever asked God why things have happened? Many of us have heard God is love, God is good, God blesses us, and God cares deeply for us. We likely have heard the “prosperity gospel,”Continue reading “Cry Out To God”

Determined and Blessed

Do you want to be blessed far more than you can comprehend? Do you have any idea how you can be blessed in such a way? If you knew, would you do what was necessary? We often like to think we will, but will we really? We all want to be blessed richly. We oftenContinue reading “Determined and Blessed”

Do Good Without Fear

Are you hesitant to step out in faith? Would you like to do good works but fear exposing yourself to ridicule? Do you feel threatened by others? Are you afraid of being ostracized for speaking out about your faith? We are called to do good for others, even if it means suffering in the process.Continue reading “Do Good Without Fear”

Give Thanks

What are you thankful for? Have you spent any length of time thinking about it? Or have you taken for granted all who are in your life and all you have? Where do you believe all your blessings came from? As we begin this week, many are preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday. Frozen turkeys areContinue reading “Give Thanks”

Sacrificial Giving

Do you want to know how much God wants you to give? Have you been asking that question? Or have you been ignoring the question in hopes no one will bring it up? Do you know that God already knows your thoughts? Some of us have heard all types of answers to the questions above.Continue reading “Sacrificial Giving”

Good Gifts

Do you doubt you will ever receive good gifts? Does it seem as though it has been a long time since you received one? Have you honestly sought out good gifts from God? Have you seen the gifts He has given you? We often look for gifts, even if we don’t admit it. For many,Continue reading “Good Gifts”

Proof of Wisdom

How do you prove something? Is it by witnesses? Is proof provided through research? Do you provide evidence to prove your claim? Where do you look to find the proof you need? Have you ever thought proof is the result? We have all seen movies or been chosen for jury duty. We know proof isContinue reading “Proof of Wisdom”

God Is For Us

Are there times when you wonder who is on your side? Does it feel as though you are left standing alone? Does it seem like you are continually pushing an oversized ball uphill? Are you aware that you are never left alone? Sometimes we feel as though we are fighting an uphill battle by ourselves.Continue reading “God Is For Us”

Christ Died for Sinners

Have you ever watched a war movie? Have you noticed it seems all the characters in the movie are heroes? They run toward the fighting. The jump on the grenade to save their buddies. They run straight to the machinegun nest to take it out to save their platoon. Do you believe that is realContinue reading “Christ Died for Sinners”