The Holy Spirit is known by many names and titles, most of which denotes some function and aspect of His ministry. As Jesus was preparing to go to the cross, He told His disciples that He would send the Helper, the Holy Spirit, He is the Spirit of Truth; (John 16:13, 16, 17). His ministry … More Have You Asked The Holy Spirit For Help?
Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying, (Romans 12:12 NLT). After reading Romans 12:12, I was reminded of Paul’s advice, “Consider it joy when we are under fiery trials; (1st Peter 4:12). Well, what brings fiery trials? Answer: The testing of our faith. (And the audience responds…”Ahhhhh!!!”) Hope is … More Keeping Your Hope Alive
Commit your way to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established; (Prov. 16:3). In the Hebrew vernacular the word “Commit” means “to roll.” The idea is to offer everything we do completely to the Lord. Our hopes, dreams, and our desires are placed in His hands. Our will must align with His will. We … More Firmly Fitted to Succeed
The LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people, and your father’s household to the land I will show you; and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing; (Gen. 12:1-2 NIV). And Abram took Sarai his … More True Story…
A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones (Prov. 17:22 Amp. Bible). Have you been feeling uptight or frustrated lately? Is there an uneasy feeling nagging inside of you, but you just can’t seem to put your finger on what’s going on with … More Laughter For The Heart
The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead and you know that he revered the LORD. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.” Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what … More What Do You Have In Your House?
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciples must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me”; (Matt. 16:24). Wherever Jesus went, He drew great crowds. Although the multitude often followed Him as the Messiah, their view of who the Messiah was and what He came to do was … More Following His Ways
You are the salt of the earth. But, if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? (Matt. 5:13a NIV) Have you ever wondered why Christians are referred to as “the salt of the earth?” In the above passage, Jesus is using a simile to teach His disciples that they are … More The Salt of the Earth
After class, Jesus and His disciples left the multitude, boarded a ship and headed for the other side. While in route, a great storm arose and the waves beat the ship. Where exactly was Jesus? He was asleep on a pillow in the hinder part of the ship. The disciples woke Him up exclaiming, “Master, … More Making It to the Other Side
Have you ever had strong inclinations to experience forbidden things without knowing the ramifications of the outcome? Something that sounds really interesting and looks so delicious that you couldn’t resist. I believe that curiosity gets the best of us and that’s what causes us to act upon our desires. Well, that’s exactly what temptation does, … More Temptation, the Fruit of Evil