Faith in Waiting


Hebrews 11:9 (NIV) 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. Imagine getting a promise of a new house or a new car, and then being toldContinue reading “Faith in Waiting”

Being Wise With The Treasure of God


Luke 16:1-13 How can Jesus use a parable about such dishonest business man? We may read this and wonder about this. Think about this for a moment. We wouldn’t want a man who cut the growth of our wealth to gain personal favor working for us. Most of us would be preparing litigation to sueContinue reading “Being Wise With The Treasure of God”

Continue in Christ


1 John 2:24-29 1 John 2:28 (NIV) 28 And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming. Continue in Him. This is John’s message of hope to us all. Life can seem hard, and near impossible at times. It may seemContinue reading “Continue in Christ”

Love the Eternal Over The Temporal Where the Heart is…


1 John 2:15-17 Where are you looking? When driving down the road we can choose to look down the road and be aware of where the turns, bumps, and traffic is. We could choose to look at the windshield, or the hood ornament, if you happen to have the money to own a car thatContinue reading “Love the Eternal Over The Temporal Where the Heart is…”

Because We Have Known


1 John 2:12-14 I write to you dear children, because your sins are forgiven. I write to you fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you young ones, because you have overcome the evil one I write to you dear children, because you have known the Father. IContinue reading “Because We Have Known”

Light Over the Darkness


1 John 1:5-7 Light and darkness are themes of the Bible, especially in how we walk within the world. When we come into a room in the dark of night and flip a light switch the darkness retreats, except into the smallest corners or under the furniture. Light seems to overpower darkness, yet we areContinue reading “Light Over the Darkness”

Dying to Live in Him


“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” ( Galatians 2:20) Christ died an unimaginable death on the cross.  He willingly putContinue reading “Dying to Live in Him”

Stick to the Manual


I was working on our car a few weeks ago.  The rear tail light had burned out.  I assumed that I knew what I was doing.  Opening the trunk, I found wires going through a hole in the wall; however, I couldn’t figure out how to get through to the actual light bulbs.  In myContinue reading “Stick to the Manual”