The Response of Nehemiah

In Nehemiah 1, we read about a report that Nehemiah receives from Jerusalem. When he hears about what is happening to God’s people and to the state of Jerusalem, he weeps. Not only does he mourn for days, but he fasts and prays continuously. He is more than a little upset. He is unsettled. He […]

Ephesians Study: Prepared for Battle

[Ephesians 6:10-24] “We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9) “He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on his head; he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and […]

Ephesians Study: Unity of the Body

[Ephesians 4:1-16] “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (v. 2-3 ESV) 2 With ALL humility, lowliness of mind, modesty gentleness, mildness, gentle strength (power with reserve & strength) patience, forbearance, longsuffering, steadfastness, staying power bearing […]

Overwhelming Joy

JOY is all about JESUS and the gift of salvation He offers. Because of JESUS, we wanderers can come back home to our Heavenly Father. This relationship was always God’s plan for us. It is only possible through CHRIST JESUS. Only through faith in JESUS are we children of God. Salvation is a gift from […]

Sanctity of Life

The Sanctity of Life “I call upon the citizens of this blessed land to gather on that day in homes and places of worship to give thanks for the gift of life, and to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of every human being and the sanctity of each human life.” – excerpt from the […]

Ephesians Study: Abundantly More

[Ephesians 3:20-21] “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” [ESV] God is alive. God is active. God is […]

Ephesians Study: Least of the Saints

[Ephesians 3:1-13] Paul wrote over half of the books in the New Testament. Paul knew the Scriptures well. Paul had an encounter with Jesus and a special calling to preach to the Gentiles. He had many reasons to be puffed up. Instead we read: 1 Corinthians 15:9 “least of the apostles,” Ephesians 3:8 “very least […]

Ephesians Study: Immeasurable Greatness

[Ephesians 1:15-23] The Power of God – Omnipotence (all-powerful) Parted the Red Sea & the Jordan River Reattached the ear of the soldier Raised the dead – Resurrection Power! God’s power is GREAT – God’s power is UNABLE TO BE MEASURED 19 “And what is the immeasurable greatness of His power toward us who believe, […]

Colossians Study: Good Words

[Colossians 4:1-18] 5- 6 [CEV] “When you are with unbelievers, always make good use of the time. Be pleasant and hold their interest when you speak the message. Choose your words carefully and be ready to give answers to anyone who asks questions.” Always make good use of time Walk in wisdom. Use your head. […]

Colossians Study: Worship Works

[Colossians 3:22-25] “What you think about you care about What you care about you chase” “Servants, do what you’re told by your earthly masters. And don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full […]