“Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.” (John 6:11, NIV) Background and Setting“Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), and a great [...]
For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Psalm 95:3-5 Look around this beautiful earth that we live on [...]
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. Psalm 145:3-4 God you are great! You are everything and everywhere, all-powerful. This makes you alone worthy of great praise. I must tell others of all you [...]
In the book of Genesis is found the story of a dreamer with a multi-colored coat, Joseph. Favored by his father Jacob, Joseph was despised by his brothers. They resented him and his dreams. BetrayalBlinded by emotion, Joseph's brothers sold him into bondage. Joseph was separated from his land and his family by his captors. [...]
As Labor Day comes to a close, consider that work should be done for the glory of God. Do your best work and bring honor to your Father in heaven. When asked why you work well, be ready to tell others about the hope that is in you, Jesus Christ, the anchor of your hope.
Be careful who you partner with. Those who don't walk with God may have difficulty helping you stay on the right path.
The only posture to have in the presence of a holy God is humility and submission to his will. As New Testament believers, we are always in the presence of God and the posture of our hearts should always be one of worship. All day, everyday, remember to worship our awesome God.
Exceeding Expectations: The Choice of the Father in the Prodigal Son Story “Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he [...]
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) God frequently reminds his children not to fear. But fear is a common enemy, a part of every [...]
Feeling overwhelmed by all the darkness in the world you see on the news? Or are you battling darkness close to home, in your family, workplace or neighborhood? You can resist darkness and thrive. How? First, remember the truth that Jesus overcame the powers of darkness. No matter how things look, darkness is defeated through [...]