Ancient Words to Heed Today.

Naomi had lost so much in Moab (see yesterday’s introduction to the book of Ruth). She heard the Lord was blessing His children in the Promised Land again and decides to return home. She encourages her Moabite daughter-in-laws to return to their people in hopes they could find “rest” (likely remarry as they were bothContinue reading “Ancient Words to Heed Today.”

She is twelve. That’s her journal.

She is twelve. Those are pages from her journal in the photo. My niece is slowly working through the Bible. She’s studying. She is trying to understand. She’s hiding God’s Word in her heart. For years, she’s watched her parents do the same. A while back, she and I were discussing a passage over theContinue reading “She is twelve. That’s her journal.”

One of the most shared things I’ve ever written—

This remains one of the most shared things I’ve ever written. It’s hard truth, but there is HOPE! —- They are some of the most miserable people I know–young adults who haven’t really picked a side. They try to live in two worlds—the one they rule and the one where Jesus makes the rules. TheyContinue reading “One of the most shared things I’ve ever written—”

Jesus was quick to love those caught up in sin. But….

It has happened again. God seems to be repeating Himself with me a lot lately. I’m not the sharpest nail in the box, but when He says things twice, I tend to pay attention! My daughter, Abi, was recounting a dream she had about John 8 and the woman caught in adultery. She talked aboutContinue reading “Jesus was quick to love those caught up in sin. But….”

when government is god

A guest post from my friend Mitzie Waldron Wheeler This is powerful and true. Read it. Share it. Kirk Cameron shared John Lennon’s song “Imagine” on his FB live American Campfire Revival. Read the lyrics and think on it. Can you imagine a world like this? Imagine there’s no heavenIt’s easy if you tryNo hellContinue reading “when government is god”

When others let us down

These words are real, raw and tender. Paul is about to close his last letter. He will soon breathe his last as he will be executed for the faith. He writes to Timothy to be diligent to come to him quickly (2 Tim 4:9). Paul longed to see his young prodigy. One last meeting thisContinue reading “When others let us down”

Have you experienced this?

I know I’m slow-walking through the end of Second Timothy. It’s just so packed-full of truth that even parts of sentences stop me in my tracks. “Be diligent to come to me quickly; for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world,” (2 Tim 4:9) Those who love the world, it’s comforts and pleasuresContinue reading “Have you experienced this?”

These words should be our words

“I have fought the good fight.I have finished the race.I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing”. (2 Tim 4:7-8)Continue reading “These words should be our words”

One thing I’ve learned that defeats fear

I’m sick of seeing the enemy rob us of so many good things God has planned for us because of fear. The enemy really uses that. But here’s one thing I’ve learned that has disarmed the evil one time and time again in my life: When I hear the enemy telling me all the badContinue reading “One thing I’ve learned that defeats fear”

Preach the Word! Don’t change the message!

These words were written to those who would seek to follow the Lord, those suffering for the faith, those not yet born, and those who would live in the End of Days. These were the last words of a dying saint who knew his time was short. Don’t miss this! Paul uses STRONG words whenContinue reading “Preach the Word! Don’t change the message!”

The Apostle Paul’s secret to running his race so well

Don’t miss this- Paul is about to die and he is telling us just how he has been able to run his race so well. Paul was thoroughly equipped for every good work-including sitting in a prison and writing this powerful letter of truth we are studying all these thousands of years later. Paul wouldContinue reading “The Apostle Paul’s secret to running his race so well”

When you see demonic forces winning…

Paul is talking about the end of days when he suddenly brings up the two magicians with demonic powers who challenged Moses.(2 Tim 3:8-9) Jannes and Jambres were able to turn a rod into a serpent, change water to blood, and bring about a plague of frogs; but in the end, their dark powers wereContinue reading “When you see demonic forces winning…”

Let’s Put out the fires of wrong thinking.

Yesterday, we looked at Paul’s description of end time days being full of people who are lovers of themselves and how this self-enthroned living can lead to most of the other characteristics he lists in 2 Tim 3:1-5. I think it is important to be on guard to some of the ways the evil oneContinue reading “Let’s Put out the fires of wrong thinking.”

Do you wonder if we are living in the last days?

I can’t read these words and not wonder if we are living in the last days— “But know this, in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors,Continue reading “Do you wonder if we are living in the last days?”

What kind of VESSEL are you?

It’s a curious passage. “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for everyContinue reading “What kind of VESSEL are you?”

The sin failure of men does not change this.

In the middle of Paul’s last letter, he quotes what is believed to be lyrics from an ancient hymn- “For if we died with Him,We shall also live with Him.If we endure,We shall also reign with Him.If we deny Him,He also will deny us.If we are faithless,He remains faithful;He cannot deny Himself.”(2 Tim 2:11-13) IContinue reading “The sin failure of men does not change this.”

Where are the faithful?

I wonder, have we forgotten the importance, the incredible value of FAITHFULNESS , in those we look to as our teachers? Paul encouraged Timothy to commit the things he had heard from him to FAITHFUL men who would be able to teach others. (2 Tim 2:2) Are we more drawn to big personalities, who canContinue reading “Where are the faithful?”