This week our young people are going to camp at Lake Texoma. Obviously, we will be praying for them and the adults leading and serving them. But Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1 gives us some great things to ask God for.
The Egyptians enslaved the Hebrews and ruthlessly mistreated them. After God rescued his people, he told them never to have any dealings with their former oppressors (Deut. 17:16). Paul makes a strikingly similar point in his first letter to the Corinthians.
Solomon makes an important observation in Proverbs 14:4. No ox means a clean feeding trough and stall – but also no crop. What’s the point?
King Jehoshaphat was threatened by a coalition of three armies. He was badly outnumbered, and it was terrifying. But he trusted God to rescue him and his people.
Matthew 16: 13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered,…
James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
What is my life about? What am I really after? Do I even know? The life mission of Paul is a great model for us to imitate (1 Cor. 9:19-23).
In worship we are tempted to think that the audience is assembled in the pews. But this isn’t so. The truth of the matter changes everything.
In charismatic churches worshipers speak gibberish and claim to be imitating the Christians of the first century. But how does the Bible define “tongue”?
“Unconditional election” is a popular teaching of Calvinists. The idea is that in eternity past God predestined certain individuals for salvation. And absolutely nothing we do or don’t do has anything to do with His choice. Does the Bible teach this?