Aug 5, 2017

Cross Pollination

By |Aug 5, 2017|Devotionals, Faithfulness, Service, Truth|0 Comments

Hang out with mature Christians, good teachers, and faithful servants.  You need the influence of others to cross pollinate with what you are becoming.  You need the truth of others to fill in where your deficiencies are.  You need the example of others to inspire you.  You need the strength of others to spur you

Feb 4, 2017

The Influence Of Faith

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Abraham was a man of faith.  Those who follow in the train of his faith are an innumerable multitude, like the stars of the heavens.  Abraham’s faith made a difference to all those who followed him.  It is true for us.  Faith produces spiritual descendants.  We are the product of the faith of those who

Jan 30, 2017

Creation Sustained

By |Jan 30, 2017|Creation, Devotionals, Faithfulness, Grace, Love, Worship|0 Comments

All things have been created through Messiah, for Messiah, and in “Him all things hold together” (Col 1:16b-17).  The Creator is the Sustainer.  The atheist is sustained by the very One he denies.  He gives breath to all.  The love of God is unconditional, and the grace of God cannot be earned.  When the creation

Jan 25, 2017

Jesus Is Faithful

By |Jan 25, 2017|Christ, Compassion, Devotionals, Discipline, Faithfulness, Peace|0 Comments

He has never let me down, and has often picked me up when I stumbled.  He has never left me alone, though there were many times I did not feel He was there.  He has never left me undisciplined, and I felt His love in His corrections.  He has taught me some lessons more than

Oct 24, 2016

Gnat Free Camel Stew

By |Oct 24, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Faithfulness, Justice, Mercy|0 Comments

The Jewish people did not eat pigs and camels.  They were unclean animals as specified in the book of Leviticus.  Jesus spoke of a hypocrisy in His day of making sure there were no gnats in the food, while at the same time they were chewing away on unclean camels.  The point?  Every directive of

Oct 21, 2016

The Spirit of The Kingdom

By |Oct 21, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Faithfulness, Joy, Kingdom of God, Peace, Righteousness, Spirit|0 Comments

The spirit of the Kingdom is shaped by the Spirit of the Kingdom.  It is seen in the fruit of the Spirit, “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Gal 5:22-23).  The spirit of the Kingdom is also seen in “righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Rom 14:17).  A divisive

Oct 4, 2016

Faithful In A Little

By |Oct 4, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Faithfulness, Time|0 Comments

Jesus told a parable (Luke 16:1-13) about how being faithful and honest in handling the little things of our lives is so important.  Being faithful in small things is preparation for faithfully handling greater things.  Being unfaithful in little things means that one will very likely be unfaithful in greater things.  Everything in the ethics

Jul 22, 2016

Keeping Covenant

By |Jul 22, 2016|Devotionals, Faithfulness, Relationships, Righteousness|0 Comments

One of the worst things that could be said about a person in the ancient world was that they were a covenant breaker.  There are covenants for community, marriage and our relationship with God.  Churches have covenants of belief and conduct.  God’s faithfulness to His covenant with us is called righteousness.  He is faithful, even

Jun 26, 2016

Hold Your Ground

By |Jun 26, 2016|Devotionals, Discipline, Faithfulness, God's Word, Grace, Growth, Perseverance, Praise, Prayer, Spirit|0 Comments

We are involved in spiritual warfare.  Battles can drain our strength and sometimes our resolve.  It is so important to keep ground we have already taken at great cost.  We often have to fight to hold what has been gained.  Our enemy is cunning.  He has not given up on our defeat.  We hold our

Jun 3, 2016

Ministry Opportunities

By |Jun 3, 2016|Attentiveness, Compassion, Devotionals, Faithfulness, Guidance, Kindness, Service, Works|0 Comments

Lord, give us eyes to see needs that glances never capture.  Give us ears to hear cries of distress that occur in ordinary conversations.  Give us a vision that sees possibilities in impossible situations.  We want to know how to live in faithfulness.  May we know how to use our hands in tenderness to lift