Contributed on Mar 12, 2017
Gideon was an unlikely candidate to lead Israel against the Midianites, but God often uses the weak and inadequate. Our service to Him is not dependent upon our wisdom or ability, but it must rely on the Lord through faith.
Overcoming our Reluctance Judges 6: 11-16 Living the Christian life isn’t always easy. In fact, we are often forced to deal with difficulties and struggles. At times we surrender to defeat and feel as if we lack the ability to overcome. I am sure we have all dealt with moments of insecurity, ...read more
Contributed on Mar 19, 2017
David faced a great challenge as he stood before Goliath. It was the greatest miss-match of all time, and yet he was triumphant. We too face giants as we strive to serve the Lord, but like David, we can overcome in the Lord. Christ secured victory for us!
Memoirs of a Giant Slayer 1 Samuel 17: 40-51 Our text today comes from one of the most familiar and recognizable accounts in all of Scripture. Israel was facing a formidable foe in the champion of the Philistines. The armies had gathered on opposite sides of the Valley of Elah, approximately ...read more
Contributed on Mar 26, 2017
Elisha and his servant were surrounded by the Syrian army. The servant was fearful, seeing only the enemy. Elisha was confident, seeing the host of God about them. We tend to see only the adversity, but fail to see God. He is able to meet our needs.
Eyes of Faith, not Sight 2 Kings 6: 15-20 During this time Israel faced numerous attacks from the Syrians. Each time Syria’s king planned an attack, the Lord gave Elisha insight to their plans and he was able to warn Israel. Knowing someone was sharing their plans with the Israelites, the king ...read more
Contributed on Apr 2, 2017
The three Hebrew men faced a great dilemma - bow to the king's image or face the fiery furnace. When confronted by the king, they were quick to respond. Our God is able to deliver; but if He doesn't, we still won't bow. We need that type of faith today!
Faith in the Fire Daniel 3: 12-27 As we continue the Conquerors series, one of the greatest accounts of overcoming insurmountable odds and obtaining victory is found in the book of Daniel. Along with Daniel and the majority of Judah, three young men had been taken captive into Babylon. While ...read more
Contributed on Apr 9, 2017
With Peter in prison, the church prayed continually for his release. When God answered their prayers, they lacked faith to believe. We can overcome in Christ, but we must possess faith to believe the Lord will provide.
Detained but not Defeated Acts 12: 1-16 Our text deals with an intense time for the early church. God was clearly at work, and the church was growing. Thousands had been saved by the grace of God and the church’s influence was spreading. Such growth created much concern for the religious ...read more
Contributed on Apr 17, 2017
The greatest triumph ever recorded was Jesus' resurrection from the dead. His victory over sin and death provided victory for every believer, and the promise of eternal life. We have nothing to fear because our Lord has risen as the Victor!
Triumphant over Death Revelation 1:18 Over the past several weeks, we have discussed various passages where defeat seemed inevitable for the people of God, and yet the Lord brought great victory to them. In the midst of their impossibility, the Lord worked in mighty and miraculous ways. While ...read more