Seeing God’s Plan (Matthew 1:18-25)

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit” (v. 18).We read here that Mary became pregnant before she had any sexual relations with her husband-to-be. Anyone finding out that she was pregnant would assume that she and Joseph had engaged in sex outside of marriage and, in the Jewish world, this was a very serious sin (Deuteronomy 22:20-24). When Joseph discovered h … [Read more...]

John the Baptist and America

We read in Matthew 3:1-3: “Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make ready the way of the Lord, Make His paths straight!’”  In the Gospel of Luke we see that John was to: “…go on before the Lord to prepare His ways; To give to His people the knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of th … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Having Strength Through Tough Times

Bible Verses For Strength

Everyone faces challenges and hardships at different points in their lives, but the important thing is to continue to trust God in the midst of those storms. What seems terrible to us, is nothing for the Lord, as he starts with the impossible. He has given us his word to encourage us during those trials as well. With that in mind, here are my top 7 Bible verses about having strength through tough times.Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” It is so … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Wisdom and Discernment

Bible Verses Wisdom Discernment

Wisdom and discernment—these are two gifts that we should all be praying and asking God for on a daily basis. King Solomon is considered the wisest man that ever lived, because he asked God for wisdom instead of anything else for his Kingdom. As a result of his pleasing request, God granted him riches and fame and all the other blessings that he didn’t even ask for from the Father. The prophet Daniel explains that all wisdom comes from God as he writes, “Blessed be the name of God forever and eve … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Doing the Right Thing

Bible Verses about doing the right thing

Choices…the greatest power we have in our lives are our choices. As Christians, this should always involve choosing to do the right thing. In any discussion about doing the right thing, we must also bring up the word “love.” This is because God’s love for us and our love for him compels us to want to do good as well. We love and serve others, because he first loved us. In light of this, here are my top 7 Bible verses about doing the right thing.Acts 10:38 “…how God anointed Jesus of Nazaret … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Spiritual Warfare

Bible verses about Spiritual Warfare

Christians know and believe that we are engaged in a daily battle between good and evil. Satan, the great deceiver, and his minions, are always trying to destroy humanity by any means necessary. They will lie, kill and destroy anyone they can, especially if it will keep us from a strong relationship with the Father. This is called spiritual warfare, and my top 7 Bible verses about spiritual warfare are as follows:2 Corinthians 10:4 “For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but h … [Read more...]