Scripture: “Then Jesus told him (Thomas), ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’” (John 20:29 NIV) Thomas’ name means “doubter.” Webster’s Dictionary defines “doubting Thomas” as incredulous, which means he doesn’t believe or cannot believe the matter. Literally, some people are habitual doubters. … More The Blessing Is In Believing
His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master” (Matt. 25:21 ESV). Every man that strives for mastery is temperate in all things. The Bible teaches us that our responsibility as believers is … More Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant!
The Mind of the Spirit vs. the Temptation of the Flesh The Mind Essentially the mind is the central intelligence system for the body. The activity of your brain includes consciousness, intellect, emotions, and self-will. The conscious mind is responsible for rationalizing and logical thinking,
Jesus sat down near the offering box observing people as they gave their offering. The rich put in large sums, but there was one woman that caught Jesus’ eye. She was a widow and all she had to offer were two small copper coins (mites), that valued at less than one penny. The clanging of … More The Tithe is for You!
For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jere. 29:11 NIV). Perhaps you’ve sat down and thought about how to plan your way to success. But have you thought about making all things … More His Plan, His Way
When asked, “How are you?” Many Christians respond, “I’m blessed.” It seems to roll off our tongues rather quickly, so fast that we don’t even have to think about the words. Is it by habit, or is it socially correct to use good old Christian lingo? What is the difference between being blessed and wishing … More Am I Lucky or Blessed?
Having joy in the Lord is the natural result of the Christian faith. Faith in Christ naturally works gladness by removing fear and replacing it with a calm, settled temperament. It takes away sorrow and provides a sense of quiet peace in the heart of the person who trusts the Lord. The Lord’s joy causes … More CHOOSE JOY!
FEMALE PROMISE SEEKERS SERIES God’s Secret Weapon There’s nothing like starting off the New Year introducing “Jael, God’s Secret Weapon.” She’s a part of the “Female Promise Seekers Series.” In the Hebrew language, her name translates “she shall ascend or go up.” Unfortunately, there’s very little information written about Jael’s background. Her courage prompted … More The Power Behind the Promise
Scripture: Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap, (Galatians 6:7). To deceive someone is to mislead, beguile, or defraud by trickery. Spiritually speaking, deception is more profound than merely being tricked or lied to. Anyone who resists God risks falling into spiritual deception. King … More How to Avoid Spiritual Deception
“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14 NIV) A yoke is a wooden bar that joins two oxen to each other and the burden they pull. Examples of unequally yoked things are “stronger vs. weaker, … More Have You Really Left the Past Behind?