DESTINATION: CONSECRATION

There was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the days of Solomon . . . there had been nothing like this . . . The priests and the Levites stood to bless the people, and God heard them . . . (2 Chron. 30:26-27)   To understand why there was such rejoicing going on...

SUPPLY AND DEMAND

Read Mark 8:1-13 During those days, another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them home...

WEIGHT LOSS

Jesus replied, "And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load down people with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them." (Luke 11:46) "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest....

UNFAMILIAR PATHS

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and makes the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them." (Isaiah 42:16)   We're born...

SHRIVELED

. . . Jesus went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Some of them were looking for a way to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath.  . . . Then Jesus asked them, "What is lawful on the Sabbath: to do...

INSEPARABLE

. . . the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God's people in...

THROUGH AND THROUGH

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine...

SUMMIT MEETING

Reflections on Psalm 2 Why do faithless leaders gather to conspire and plot in their attempts to control nations and overthrow God's rule? They hold summits on the heights of their own ambition, pool their resources and think they're powerful enough to overcome God's...

STANDING FIRM

"At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be...

STRUNG UP

"But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you . . . lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the...