Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving 2020

“By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.” (Hebrews 11:23) The author of Hebrews tells us that Moses’ parents defied Pharaoh for two reasons: vision and courage.  They had a vision of the […]

Raw Courage

“Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?”” (John 18:10-11, NIV) Peter was a courageous man.  Here we see him […]

Get Back Out There!

Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” (Isaiah 35:3-4, NIV) Had all you can take? Can’t lift one more burden? Worn out? At […]

God Goes Before You

The LORD is the One who will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.” (Deuteronomy 31:8, HCSB) We talk a lot about how God is always with us…but we don’t talk often about how God “goes before us.” I was […]

Take Courage

We put in at Syracuse and stayed there three days.  From there we set sail and arrived at Rhegium. The next day the south wind came up, and on the following day we reached Puteoli.  There we found some brothers who invited us to spend a week with them. And so we came to Rome.  […]

Grace: Told you so…

As we left Paul and his shipmates, they were in the midst of a terrible winter storm in the Adriatic. Before the ship wrecks, Paul has one last word of encouragement for them: Since many were going without food, Paul stood up among them and said, “You men should have followed my advice not to […]

God’s Word for You

Acts 18:7-11 (HCSB) 7 So he left there and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God, whose house was next door to the synagogue. 8 Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed the Lord, along with his whole household; and many of the Corinthians, when they heard, believed […]