Monthly Archives: June 2012

So Say the Experts

So Say the Experts “They set themselves up as experts on religious issues, but haven’t the remotest idea of what they’re holding forth with such imposing eloquence.” (1Ti_1:7, The Message) The experts don’t always get it right. Sometimes their learning impedes their looking — that is, they cannot see past what they have been taught, because their opinions are set… (more…)

The Triumphant Trudge

The Triumphant Trudge “They shall walk, and not faint.” (Isa_40:31) in the heart of every person is a passionate desire to know that he or she is fulfilling the purpose for which they have been placed here on this earth. Have you found it? Found that one thing that is worthy of your one life? D. Eisenhower said, “We succeed… (more…)

The God of No Options

The God of No Options “Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.” Jas_1:7-8(The Message) We’ve all heard the old saying, “God helps those who help themselves.” While the sentiments behind this whimsical adage are admirable, the saying itself is quite untrue.   Yes, it is true that… (more…)

The Name and Fame of Jesus

The Name and Fame of Jesus “There is salvation in no other, for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved” (Act_4:12). There is only one name that opens heaven’s doors and God’s heart—the name of Jesus. There is only one name that breaks the power of sin and sets the captive free—the… (more…)

LOVE is a Person

LOVE is a Person “God is Love.” (1Jn_4:8). For the past few days we have examined briefly the three great Virtues — Faith, Hope, and Love. The Scripture tells us that the greatest of these three is Love. The reason is clear — Faith is a Power, Hope is a Promise, and Love is a Person. That Person is the… (more…)

Hope is a Promise

  Hope is a Promise   “And this hope is what saves us. But if we already have what we hope for, there is no need to keep on hoping.” ( Rom_8:24). Faith is a power, and Hope is a promise. Why? Because Hope is always about that which is yet to come; never about what we currently possess.  … (more…)

Faith is a Power

  Faith is a Power   Jesus said, “If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” ( Mat_17:20, NLT) Faith is a power. It is the nitroglycerin of the Kingdom. Just a single drop, no bigger than a… (more…)

“O Nobody Knows the Trouble I Seen”

  “O Nobody Knows the Trouble I Seen”   “Keep you guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith.” ( 1Pe_5:9, The Message). There are few things the devil likes more than to get you believing that you’re the… (more…)

The Emphasize Exercise

  The Emphasize Exercise   “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” ( 1Pe_5:7). Yesterday we saw that sometimes you just need to hurl — to unload upon the Lord the full weight of all that burdens you, and then find rest from your troubles in His strong and loving embrace. You can do this because,… (more…)

Under the Mighty Hand of God

  Under the Mighty Hand of God   “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time” ( 1Pe_5:6). I once read that when you see the word therefore in a sentence, you should ask, “What’s it there for?” Backing up to the previous verse we read that “God resists the proud,… (more…)