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“When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.” 1 Samuel 17:11   Words that defy God and treat Scripture with contempt bombard us every day. We often allow this barrage of words to intimidate us into silence and inaction. Like Saul[...]

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“I alone am not able to carry all this people, because it is too burdensome for me.” Numbers 11:14   We all face periods of discouragement for various reasons. Demanding circumstances usually come and go. Like the tide, it’s just the rhythm of life. But what about when a burdening[...]

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“But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Galatians 6:14   The Cross of Jesus Christ takes away any grounds we might use to exalt ourselves.[...]

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“The first to plead his case seems right, until another comes and examines him.” Proverbs 18:17   Today’s verse, like many of the Proverbs, presents us with a commonsense scenario. There are two sides to every story. People often share different versions of the truth when accusations arise. So, how[...]

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“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name[...]

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“But the woman fearing and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. And He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction.’” Mark 5:33-34   Most of[...]

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“For she thought, ‘If I just touch His garments, I will get well.’ Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.” Mark 5:28–29   Most followers of Jesus Christ want to be people of great faith.[...]

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“after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak.” Mark 5:27   We encounter desperate people regularly but seldom know it. They often hide their loneliness, fear, or shame behind a smile or even humor. Desperate people need the hope of Jesus Christ;[...]

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“Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.” Romans[...]

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