Devotional

Standing on Holy Ground

Standing on Holy Ground

Exodus 3:5

In the message “The Burning Bush” we saw how God spoke to Moses in a miraculous way. And, although we don’t know for sure, we considered that God may have placed several burning bushes along Moses’ path and called him in a variety of ways during his time as a shepherd. After forty years of […]

The Burning Bush

The Burning Bush

Exodus 3:4

In the last two messages we’ve considered the high value placed on being in the courts of God where we are able to worship in His presence. We also saw the need for quiet times of prayer in order to strengthen our relationship with God and receive His direction. No walk of submission and obedience […]

Get Alone And Pray

Get Alone And Pray

Luke 5:15-16

In the message “The Courts of God” we saw how the presence of God is to be cherished above all else. We considered that not even a thousand days in an earthly paradise can compare to a single day in the presence of God. And yet, though we may understand the value of His presence, […]

The Courts of God

The Courts of God

Psalm 84:10

The moment we enter through the Gate of Jesus Christ, by believing in Him for the forgiveness of our sins, we dramatically alter our eternity; “I am the gate; whoever enters through Me will be saved” (John 10:9). We were once blind and destined for eternal separation from God, but now we “see” and will […]

Whom We Will Serve

Whom We Will Serve

Joshua 24:15

Joshua led the people of Israel into the promised land of Canaan and helped them fight many battles. Toward the end of his life, Joshua gathered the leaders of Israel for some final encouragement: “You yourselves have seen everything the Lord your God has done to all these nations for your sake; it was the […]

Create Lasting Memorials

Create Lasting Memorials

Joshua 4:5-7

After the people of Israel wandered in the desert for 40 years, God led them across the Jordan river into the promised land of Canaan. This was not an ordinary river crossing. God stopped the Jordan from flowing and allowed the priests to stand in the middle of the river bed, with the ark of […]

Live Daily By Faith

Live Daily By Faith

2 Corinthians 5:7

In the message “Proving Our Faith” we saw how our faith is revealed and strengthened as we walk through our trials. It’s not surprising that we often discuss the importance of faith, for “without faith it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6). If we desire to live a life pleasing to God, we must […]

Proving Our Faith

Proving Our Faith

1 Peter 1:6-7

We begin our Christian life in faith; “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith” (Ephesians 2:8). And just as we begin our life in faith, so we must also continue to walk in faith; “Just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him” (Colossians 2:6). We are […]

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

Hebrews 12:1

Running has become a big part of my life. In 2003 I set a goal of running 500 miles for the year. I finished the year with 1500 miles and ran my first marathon in January of 2004. I’ve run many marathons since and have now moved into the strange world of running distances much […]

Grace-Filled Holiness

Grace-Filled Holiness

Romans 6:1-2

We often speak of God’s Word as the absolute truth by which we are to live. We encourage one another to live without compromise and not to be pulled by the temptations of the world. But this type of discussion always implies a standard for Christian living, a standard for holiness. And, as much as […]

Ministering to Nineveh

Ministering to Nineveh

Jonah 4:2

In the message “Follow Him to Nineveh” we discussed the will of God in terms of His general and specific will. We saw that God’s Word has already given a great deal of direction which applies to every Child of God. Our Heavenly Father desires each of His Children to be “conformed to the likeness […]

Follow Him To Nineveh

Follow Him To Nineveh

Jonah 1:2

The subject of God’s will is often one of great concern to growing Christians. Those who have accepted the forgiving grace of Jesus now have a desire to live a life which brings Him glory and honor. We have read we are to present ourselves as “living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God” (Romans 12:1), […]