The King’s Food

When King Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian army conquered Jerusalem, he carried off into exile some of the nobles of Israel, including Daniel, Hannah, Mishael and Azariah (better known by their Babylonian names: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednago). The brightest and...

The Impact of the Gospel

A caterpillar enters a chrysalis (cocoon) and emerges as a butterfly. A complete transformation has taken place. The old caterpillar no longer exists. The new life of the butterfly soars far beyond the limitations of itself as a caterpillar. This is most certainly a...

Wisdom and our Finances

Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. (1 Timothy 6:9 NIV) Debt is a trap. It seems like a tool to have what we want now and pay for it later. But it is a trap....

It’s Not About Us

The last thing Jesus told His disciples before He ascended to heaven was this: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8 NIV) Ten days...

Works of Service

There are many good reasons to serve, both in the church and in the community. One is to give something back in gratitude for all that Jesus Christ has given us – His grace, His forgiveness, His love and His promise of eternal life. Having been given much,...

Casting Crowns

There is an amazing scene in the Revelation of the Apostle John, in chapter four. John is taken to heaven, to the very throne room of God. He describes for us the worship that takes place around God’s throne. Surrounding the main throne, where God sits, are...
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