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When my heart is overwhelmed

When my heart is overwhelmed

Have you been in a place where you feel like your heart is overwhelmed with the things around you, with the cares and pressures of this life? It seems that the Psalmist David found himself in such a position in Psalm 61. It is possible that he was away from home on an expedition at […]

God’s Powerful Word

God’s Powerful Word

“The word became flesh and dwelt among us…”John 1:14. Just as God manifested Himself to the Hebrew people through the Tabernacle in the wilderness, so Jesus came to manifest Him to us by “Tabernacling” (or dwelling) among us so we can behold and experience His glory. He is God’s living and life changing word in […]

Who Is My Neighbor?

Who Is My Neighbor?

A neighbor can be viewed as someone that lives close to you, but also as a fellowman, as the Greek word used by a lawyer in Luke 10:29 “And who is my neighbor?” as well as Webster bears out. As Jesus tells the parable of “The good Samaritan” in verses 25-39 of this chapter, a […]

Wonderful Works (part two)

Wonderful Works (part two)

Recently we thought about our wonderful Lord, and then about His wonderful works as He seeks to reveal Himself to us, now today we conclude this short series looking at His wonderful works in us. In Psalm 107 15-24, especially 16-20, “He has broken the gates of bronze, And cut the bars of iron in […]

Unending Love

Unending Love

God gives a special message to His people in Jeremiah 31:3, “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” Because of this unending love He continues to draw us toward Himself, but remember that complete love is a “two way street” and that He longs for reciprocation […]

He walks with me

He walks with me

In Luke 24 we are told about two of Jesus followers (who were not of the twelve Apostles) going to Emmaus on the day of His Resurrection. They were downhearted and perplexed because they believed He was the Messiah, but three days earlier He had been crucified, and now on this morning some from their […]

A Refreshing Fountain

A Refreshing Fountain

The Bible is a book that uses many pictures or symbols to convey its true message. Water for example, an element well understood to be absolutely essential to life is often used to portray and explain the thirsting of the human spirit that can only be satisfied by the life giving and sustaining water of […]

Our “Parakletos”

Our “Parakletos”

In Romans 8:26-28 the Apostle teaches us about the Holy Spirit helping us in our weaknesses. The Greek word here is Parakletos meaning someone who is an intercessor, comforter, helper, advocate, and/or a counselor. Outside of the Biblical setting it is technically an attorney who goes to court on behalf of another. Jesus uses the […]

Feed My Sheep

Feed My Sheep

In Luke 9:10-17 the disciples see a crisis but Jesus sees an opportunity. The disciples tell Jesus to send the multitude away to purchase food and find lodging, but Jesus says “You give them something to eat.” The available food was very scant, but when placed in Jesus hands He gave thanks and blessed it, […]

Angels And Men

Angels And Men

Hebrews 1 shows clearly That Jesus is greater than angels, however angels have a vast role to play in our lives; verse 7 says He “makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire.” Ministers here comes from two Greek words meaning “people” and “work” hence whether applied to men or angelic spirits […]