Exceeding Expectations: The Choice of the Father in the Prodigal Son Story

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 [...]

Overcoming Fear

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 [...]

Light vs. Darkness- Find Your Victory in Christ

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 [...]

New! Podcast Spring Bible Challenge Series Audio

Listen to part 1 of my Spring Bible Challenge. Just like spring cleaning for our homes, sometimes our hearts need spring cleaning too. For those who enjoy listening to Bible teaching, this is for you.

Separation: Light and Darkness

Light and darkness cannot have fellowship. Would you like to grow closer to Jesus and lead the abundant life he has for you? You must understand who you are (identity) and who God is (theology). God’s Word teaches what we need to know. An important biblical concept is separation, the basis of holiness. One far-reaching [...]

God Protects You From Evil

Evil spirits can’t rest in the presence of Christ. Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” “Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come [...]

Escape the Bondage of Your Past

As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up and there were the Egyptians coming after them! The Israelites were terrified and cried out to the Lord for help. (Exodus 14:10) God bought you out of bondage. He set you free from everything in your past that enslaved you. Sometimes, after experiencing this freedom for a while, you [...]

Spring Cleaning- A New You Spring Bible Challenge Day 5

Three promises from God’s Word about renewal to encourage youAre you ready for a change? Spring is a good time to take stock of what you have, decide what you need to get rid of and replace or repair broken things that are no longer useful. It is good to do this not only for [...]

Look for Rainbows Spring Bible Challenge Day 4

Rainbows serve as a kind of bookends for the entire Bible. In Genesis, God establishes himself as a covenant-keeping God, loving and faithful. In Revelation, we see the fullness of God’s glory accompanied by a rainbow. In between these two, we see the glory of God accompanied by a rainbow as Ezekiel sees the glory [...]

Rejoice in the Rain! Spring Bible Challenge Day 3

Children of Zion, rejoice and be glad in the LORD your God, because he gives you the autumn rain for your vindication. He sends showers for you, both autumn and spring rain as before. Joel 2:23 The rainy season in the Middle East begins in the autumn and runs until spring. In Hebrew, the term [...]