Devotional

Don’t Strike The Rock

Don’t Strike The Rock

Numbers 20:10-11

Moses was chosen by God to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt. Through Moses, God demonstrated His awesome power and holiness. At the time, there was no one closer to God than Moses. However, even with this wonderfully close relationship, Moses still struggled at times with trusting God. After being led out of […]

A Faithful And Loving Bride

A Faithful And Loving Bride

Ezekiel 6:9

In the message “Living a Holy Life” we saw that though we have freedom in Christ, we are also called to live a life of holiness. As we continue to walk with Jesus, we are called to strive for purity in our worship while understanding that nothing we do can ever add to His gift […]

Living A Holy Life

Living A Holy Life

2 Peter 1:5-7

In the message “Believe and Be Restored” we considered our need to believe that what God said is true. He said the death and resurrection of Jesus was the final sacrifice for our sin, and that those who believe would receive the gift of eternal life. Our Salvation is clearly a gift from God; “For […]

Believe and Be Restored

Believe and Be Restored

Hebrews 8:10

When God created man, He gave him dominion over all the earth; “fill the earth and subdue it” (Genesis 1:28). Man was created with a great amount of freedom. He was to take care of God’s Garden and obey a single command: “You must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and […]

Christ-Centered Analysis

Christ-Centered Analysis

John 6:5-7

In the message “Promotion to Servant” we saw our need to turn aside from the self-advancement mentality of the world and to become a humble servant of Christ. We also acknowledged this was no trivial task. Every morning, we must decide which analysis method we will use to guide our decisions. We must either choose […]

Promotion to Servant

Promotion to Servant

Romans 1:1

In the business world, a good job title and description can be extremely valuable. We often evaluate one another, and evaluate our own level of “success,” by the significance of our title and the importance of our description. We seem to have a great need to be esteemed, and employees have even been known to […]

In Spite of Our Weaknesses

In Spite of Our Weaknesses

John 21:15a

In the message “At The Lord’s Command” we saw how, for forty years in the desert, the Israelites moved or stayed based on the movement of God’s cloud. Being able to recognize God’s “cloud” and sense its movement is one of our great challenges. For this challenge there is no answer but to draw closer […]

At The Lord’s Command

At The Lord’s Command

Numbers 9:22-23

When God led Moses and the people of Israel out of Egypt, He had many lessons for them to learn. While on the journey to the promised land, God taught His chosen people about living a life of worship and holiness; but He especially taught about the need for obedience and trust. Though we often […]

Trust While We Soar

Trust While We Soar

Deuteronomy 8:17-18

In the last two messages we have considered how God often uses storms in our life to shape and mold us “to the likeness of His Son” (Romans 8:29). James says that storms (or trials) are used to make us “mature and complete, not lacking anything” (James 1:4). So when will all our storms end? […]

Loving Hands of Discipline

Loving Hands of Discipline

Hebrews 12:6-7

In the message “Into The Storm” we saw that, although not all storms are from God, He sometimes sends us into difficult situations to get our attention and draw us closer to Himself. These storms may be used to teach us basic truths or gently nudge us back onto His path. But the storms may […]

Into The Storm

Into The Storm

Matthew 14:33

Immediately after feeding five thousand men, plus women and children, with five loaves of bread and two fish, “Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of Him to the other side” (Matthew 14:22). The disciples had begun to cross the Sea of Galilee when a storm arose which caused them […]

Leave Everything And Follow

Leave Everything And Follow

Luke 9:23-25

When Jesus walked on the earth, He called a few select people to follow Him as He ministered. There was something irresistible about His call, something that opened eyes to a new reality and caused a radical change. Luke 9:23-25 “If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross […]