Book Review: Almost There

When I read the book Almost There by Bekah DiFelice thee were many emotions running through my mind.  I served in the Army on Active duty for over six years, and I saw many young military spouses struggle.  They were struggling with being away from home for the first time, their spouse being deployed, etc.  Military... Continue Reading →

Time to Train

"For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way as it holds promise for the present life and for the life to come."- 1 Timothy 4:8 Everyday we see it on social media.  So and so checked into the gym, ran ten miles, or lost so many pounds.  They... Continue Reading →

You Never Know

"So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls."- Acts 2:41 Today's verse illustrates the results of Peter's sermon on Pentecost.  He preached the Gospel with boldness, and the church grew by three thousand people.  This story is great and should be celebrated, but it starts... Continue Reading →

Dare to be Bold

"And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak the word with all boldness."- Acts 4:29 The definition of "bold" is very interesting.  To be bold is "showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous."  In today's verse Peter and John were just tried before the Sanhedrin and... Continue Reading →

Ransomed

"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."- Mark 10:45 In the '90's there was a movie starring Mel Gibson named "Ransom."  In the film a son was kidnapped, and the captors demanded a tidy sum for the child's... Continue Reading →

Known by its Fruit

"And if you call on Him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile."- 1 Peter 1:17 A couple years ago a book titled "Not a Fan" was published.  The basic premise of the book is that you are either a fan or... Continue Reading →

No Condemnation

"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."- Romans 8:1 "There is therefore no condemnation."  Think about those words, their meaning, and the Gospel.  Paul is very specific in what he meant.  He is summarizing exclamation that victory comes through Jesus Christ (Romans 7:23-25).  A new era of salvation history... Continue Reading →

Denial of Self

"And He said to all, If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me."- Luke 9:23 Imagine that you are living in first century Israel.  The Roman Empire is in control of the area, and a means of torture and execution used is crucifixion.  The cross... Continue Reading →

His Great Mercy

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  According to His great mercy, He caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of our Jesus Christ from the dead."- 1 Peter 1:3 There is a saying that states that God is a God of second chances.  As... Continue Reading →

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