Temptation is Being Tricked to be Irresponsible

Temptation is Being Tricked to be Irresponsible And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. (Matthew 6:13 NKJV) Dietrich Bonhöffer once said: Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. Every behavior requires [Read More…]

Restraining Yourself with Physical Reins of Control

Restraining Yourself with Physical Reins of Control Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. Romans 13:13 (NKJV) Christians are called by the Bible to walk properly. The emphasis in our walk is to be in the day as opposed [Read More…]

Fasting is Feasting on God in Prayer

Fasting is Feasting on God in Prayer “Say to all the people of the land, and to the priests: “When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months during those seventy years, did you really fast for Me–for Me? (Zechariah 7:5 NKJV) Fasting is feasting on God in prayer. When someone has a [Read More…]

The Real Olympic Parade

The Real Olympic Parade Revelation 19:1-9 I have been watching the Olympic procession of athletes for the Winter Olympic in Torino, Italy. It always amazes me to see how the opening ceremonies are presented. As I watch the torch is being lit. This traditionally starts the Olympic Games. Nice effects. Lots of light and fire. [Read More…]

Dealing with Islamic Persecution

Dealing with Islamic Persecution “But just as then the child born according to the flesh persecuted the one born according to the Spirit, so also now. But what does the Scripture say? Drive out the slave and her son, for the son of the slave will never be a coheir with the son of the [Read More…]

Leprous Greed

Leprous Greed 2 Kings 5:20-27 Have you ever seen someone refuse money that you thought was good to take for yourself? Have you ever said: “Man, I could use that money.” It is said in another verse that money is the root of all kinds of evil. Here in 2 Kings we see an illustration [Read More…]

Should I Fast?

Should I Fast? “by asking the priests who were at the house of the Lord of Hosts as well as the prophets, “Should we mourn and fast in the fifth month as we have done these many years?”” (Zechariah 7:3, HCSB) The question is one that Christians ask quite often. They ask themselves, just as [Read More…]

Lukewarm Faith is a Lazy Faith

Lukewarm Faith is a Lazy Faith “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,[7] I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, “I am rich, have become wealthy, and have [Read More…]

What Hope Is There in Sickness?

What Hope Is There in Sickness? Surely you have instructed many, And you have strengthened weak hands. Your words have upheld him who was stumbling, And you have strengthened the feeble knees; But now it comes upon you, and you are weary; It touches you, and you are troubled. Is not your reverence your confidence? [Read More…]

Sexual Immorality Messes Up the Body

Sexual Immorality Messes Up the Body All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body [Read More…]