February 9, 2006

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 of that principle. Gehazi was a servant of the prophet Elisha. Gehazi was in the ministry working with Elisha. Elisha has just healed a man… Read more

February 8, 2006

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 the people in the time of Zechariah asked themselves: Should I fast? In reality, everyone fasts at least once a day. You have just fasted… Read more

February 7, 2006

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 need of nothing’–and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked– (Revelation 3:15-17 NKJV) Lukewarm stuff tastes horrible. No one likes… Read more

February 6, 2006

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? And the integrity of your ways your hope? (Job 4:3-6 NKJV) My wife and I were talking today. I want to share with you something… Read more

February 5, 2006

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 is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God both raised up the Lord and will also… Read more

January 25, 2006

When You Take a Trip with God in Faith Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families… Read more

January 18, 2006

Jesus as the Example of Strength in Weakness Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God… Read more

January 18, 2006

Why Does God Use Weak People But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV) I have always wondered why… Read more

January 11, 2006

Prophecy Watch: Consolidation of Power in the End Times “Then Jesus replied to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they will deceive many.” (Matthew 24:4–5, HCSB) Jesus warned us as Christians that we should not be deceived. We are to be on watch in the world affairs because what goes on in the world will show indicators of what will happen in the end. One… Read more

January 11, 2006

Responsible Love and Money In many places, God tells us to love people, love certain characteristics (Galatians 5:22), and to love Him and His ways. In 1 Timothy 6, God gives us a warning. The source of many kinds (or types) of evil is when we love money. Now, money is to be enjoyed because God gives it. We can make it, we can spend it, we can save it, and we can share it. But we shouldn’t love it…. Read more

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