The Value of Exhortation

“You must warn each other every day, while it is still ‘today,’ so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God.” (Hebrews 3:13 NLT) As believers one of the easiest things for us to do is to get lazy. We want to sit around and consider how good heaven willContinue reading “The Value of Exhortation”

The “Couples” of the Bible

“Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.” (Ephesians 6:18 NLT) As we begin a new year, I’d like to point our attention to several “couples” in the Bible. No, these aren’t literal married couples, rather couples of words thatContinue reading “The “Couples” of the Bible”

What’s Eating You?

“While He was preaching God’s word to them, four men arrived carrying a paralyzed man on a mat. (Mark 2:2b-3 NLT) Love for someone can cause us to do unusual and unexpected things. Mark shares a story about a paralyzed man who couldn’t get to Jesus on his own, so his friends carried him. CanContinue reading “What’s Eating You?”

Persevere in Prayer

“Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” (Romans 12:12b NLT) While reading Scott Walker’s book, Glimpses of God (page 48) I read these words: “When I was a boy, I heard my father preach about a perilous moment in the life of the evangelist, Dwight L Moody. Moody had been in Europe and was sailing across theContinue reading “Persevere in Prayer”