August 4, 2016

"Modern Christians seem more afraid of appearing uncool than of being unholy. Instead we should fear being irrelevant to a world in need."
- Randy Alcorn

So, how exactly can we live a holy life? How can we gauge whether our behaviors are holy or unholy? How can we strive to be relevant in this world? Scripture gives us some very definitive life characteristics that help us to answer these questions. First, God’s Word tells us that unholy lives are marked by sin: sexual immorality, i...

July 28, 2016

"Modern Christians seem more afraid of appearing uncool than of being unholy. Instead we should fear being irrelevant to a world in need."

                                                                                                - Randy Alcorn...

July 20, 2016

“The glory of God, and as our means of glorifying Him, the salvation of souls is the real business of life.”

                                                                        - C.S. Lewis...

June 20, 2016

"Go down ahead of me to Gilgal. I will surely come down to you to sacrifice burnt offerings, but you must wait seven days, until I come to you and tell you what your are to do." (1 Samuel 10:8, NIV)

This passage deals with a "waiting period" that King Saul needed to go through. Samuel gave very specific instructions on what Saul needed to do. Unfortunately, as Israel troops began to scatter when confronted with the Philistine army, Saul completely lost his patience and offered the b...

June 13, 2016

"And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies." Hebrews 11:32-34/NIV

The Biblical characters mentioned have...

May 11, 2016

"Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom He gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father." Col. 3:16-17/NLT

Everyday as we live our lives, we have the great opportunity to do so as "a representative of the Lord Jesus". And as a representative, we bear the name...

April 26, 2016

Habakkuk 3:18 says, "yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!"

Habakkuk is experiencing a lot of different emotions throughout the Bible. He is going through serious turmoil along with the rest of Judah, and is carrying a lot of stress knowing that the people of the promised land are going to be taken into Babylonian captivity.

Something happens to Habakkuk by chapter 3 though. Habakkuk no longer has comfort in this world. He ends up finding conten...

April 13, 2016

I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,
and he turned to me and heard my cry.

2 He lifted me out of the pit of despair,
out of the mud and the mire.
He set my feet on solid ground
and steadied me as I walked along.

3 He has given me a new song to sing,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see what he has done and be amazed.
They will put their trust in the Lord.

4 Oh, the joys of those who trust the Lord,
who have no confidence in the proud
or in those who worship idols.

5 O...

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Devotionals: Hearing from God's word

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