Contributed on Sep 30, 2014
Call for rededication, to erase past sins so we can all do the work of the Lord.
Growing up, I never thought I would go into the ministry. I always thought that my past was simply too bad, that I’ve done too much, for me to be in the ministry. In fact, it wasn’t until Pastor asked us to pray about becoming the new youth pastors that I began to even seriously ...read more
Contributed on Nov 5, 2014
God has already won, and will always keep His promises. All we need to do is have enough faith to believe it!
In October of 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first satellite into space -- Sputnik. Russian scientists were thrilled at their achievement, even though they lost contact only 22 days later. In November of the same year, the Soviets launched another satellite -- this time, with the first living ...read more
Contributed on Nov 18, 2014
When God gives a warning, it's best to listen.
Nahum - God’s Specific Judgment In August of 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which essentially promised that Europe would be divided among the two nations so long as they left each other alone. This pact held firm as nation after nation fell ...read more
Contributed on Nov 11, 2014
When you sin, don’t wallow in self-pity and make these absurd promises to God that you know you can’t keep. Just be honest with God -- admit that you've sinned -- and go back to following Him. That’s all he wants.
Micah - God’s Lawyer William Jefferson was a congressman from the state of Louisiana for almost 20 years. His current location? Oakdale II Federal Correctional Institute in Beaumont, Texas, where he’ll stay until August 30, 2023. What did he do? In 2002 he used the resources of an ...read more
Contributed on Oct 1, 2014
When God calls you, don’t think about your faults, what sins you’ve committed or education or experience that you don’t have. Thank God for His calling, and just do it. God will take care of the rest.
Last week we discussed Jonah. I call him the “Running Prophet”. You all remember the story -- God called Jonah to preach to the city of Nineveh, but he ran away and was punished for it. Eventually, he came to his senses and went to Nineveh to deliver God’s message. This week, I ...read more
Contributed on Oct 14, 2014
Don’t overcomplicate it by expecting God to move in a certain way; just expect Him to move, and listen for His voice. What comes next just may surprise you.
Time is something that has always fascinated me. As a kid I would always love to watch time travel movies like Back to the Future and TV shows like Dr. Who. I very rarely can be seen without wearing a watch of some sort. One of the things that has always fascinated me about time is that an hour ...read more
Contributed on Oct 23, 2014
So what are we supposed to do if God calls us to do something that doesn’t make a lick of sense? Trust in God.
All throughout the Bible, we can see that God liked to ask His people to do things that just didn’t seem to make sense. Here are a couple of examples: In the desert, God first asked the Israelites to give Him the first and the best of their crops and herds. If you’re a farmer, this ...read more
Contributed on Oct 23, 2014
Everyone’s not expected to fly overseas and devote their lives to the poor and needy. Everyone is expected, though, to do everything in their power to help those who are called to do that.
Obadiah - Who is my Brother On Saint Patrick’s Day 2013, two people got in a fight in a Boston subway. After a heated argument, a woman gets up and starts brutally punching a man in the face. The other riders on the subway did nothing -- they just sat in their seats and watched. Many of ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2014
When God makes a promise, He WILL fulfill it -- even if He never tells you when.
The sport of boxing is unique, in that it seems like you’re not really a part of a team. You are the only one in the ring with your opponent. Every success or failure -- whether you win or lose the fight -- is completely dependant on you. At the end of the fight, only one person has their ...read more