Stand Up to Your Bullies!

“In another battle with the Philistines at Gath, they encountered a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in all, who was also a descendant of the giants. But when he defied and taunted Israel, he was killed by Jonathan, the son of David’s brother Shimea.” (1Continue reading “Stand Up to Your Bullies!”

Lies We Believe

“Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. (1 Timothy 4:2 NLT) What lies do you believe about yourself that are keeping you from being all the Lord desires you to become? Things like: “I’m not good enough” orContinue reading “Lies We Believe”

God Is Able – To Make You Stand!

“Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.” (Ephesians 6:11 NLT) When I was in college, like most college students, I always needed money. A friend of mine asked me to take his shift at a soft-drink warehouse, as a night watchman.Continue reading “God Is Able – To Make You Stand!

When Prayer is Hard

“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness.” (Romans 8:26a NLT) Has this Christmas season been hard? Perhaps a severe loss has you grieving. I get it. Pain is a tremendous deterrent to celebration. It’s as though life has been sucked out of us. Even as Jesus followers, we’re not exempt from the anguishContinue reading “When Prayer is Hard”