Posts with the tag “faithfulness”
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
June 19th, 2023
You may be familiar with the expression that says “no good deed ever goes unpunished.” That expression was true with Peter and John shortly after they healed the lame beggar in Acts 3. ...
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
May 3rd, 2023
Maybe one of the most beloved stories in the Bible is the one that involves David and Goliath. We know the outcome of this story—David killed Goliath and won the praise and favor of the nat...
Monday, April 24, 2023
April 24th, 2023
God’s promises are found throughout the Bible. Some promises are to specific people in specific situations. Other promises are for a specific time. Some promises were intended for Israel ...
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
March 7th, 2023
In Matthew 21, not long after His triumphal entry into Jerusalem for the last week before Good Friday, Jesus cursed a fig tree. It seems to be a rather unusual occurrence. Matthew recorded...
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
February 21st, 2023
About a third of the way into Genesis, God spoke to Abram (who would later be called Abraham). At the time, the Bible says that Abram was ninety-nine years old. He had lived a long time. ...
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
February 14th, 2023
We can easily recognize apples, grapes, oranges and bananas. You may have some or all of these fruits in your house. The Bible often speaks of how we live in terms of fruit and fruitfuln...
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
January 10th, 2023
Genesis has a number of colorful and fascinating figures. We read the riveting stories of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and see God at work to build a nation and from that nation to bring forth ...
Thursday, December 8, 2022
December 8th, 2022
In I Peter 2:6-7, Peter the disciple spoke of Christ as the cornerstone or capstone for our faith. He wrote these words, “For in Scripture it says: See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chos...
Monday, November 28, 2022
November 27th, 2022
The Christian faith has often been likened to a race. Indeed, Paul sprinkled his letters with a variety of sports metaphors with running or racing being one of them. Hebrews 12 borrows fro...
Monday, November 21, 2022
November 21st, 2022
Many sports, professions, organizations and pursuits have a “hall of fame.” and to be enshrined in a hall of fame is usually a high honor. An inductee into a hall of fame has reached the ...
Monday, November 14, 2022
November 14th, 2022
Paul wrote a second letter to Timothy. Some people believe this was either Paul’s final letter that we have in our Bibles or at least one of his last letters. He gave some parting words to...
Thursday, October 20, 2022
October 20th, 2022
Paul continued his dialogue with the Corinthian Christians by writing his second letter to the believers in that part of the Roman Empire. As he often did, Paul began by connecting his ide...
Thursday, August 4, 2022
August 4th, 2022
In addition to his prophecy, Jeremiah is also credited with writing Lamentations. One reason he is often called “the weeping prophet” is his writing of Lamentations. As the name would s...
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
July 13th, 2022
II Chronicles is a continuation of Old Testament history. Most of Judah’s kings were idolatrous and wicked and led the nation on a course of spiritual ruin and depravity. One exception ...
Thursday, July 7, 2022
July 7th, 2022
I Kings is a book of history in the Old Testament. At the beginning, David is nearing his death and preparing to hand off the throne to Solomon. One of Solomon’s crowning achievements (a...
Monday, June 20, 2022
June 20th, 2022
Genesis 12 features the call of Abram to go to a new land. God’s call came this way, “leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you” (Gene...
Monday, June 13, 2022
June 13th, 2022
At the end of John’s gospel, we read a fascinating conclusion or summation about Jesus’ ministry and work. John wrote, “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were writ...
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
May 24th, 2022
Ezekiel ended his prophecy after forty-eight chapters with a four-word state-ment: The LORD is there (Ezekiel 48:35). The prophet made a declarative statement. The LORD is there. The divi...
Monday, April 11, 2022
April 11th, 2022
This Holy Week is a story of faithfulness. The Father was faithful to create a plan to save the world and to redeem the world from sin and slavery. The Son was faithful to carry out the Fat...
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
February 9th, 2022
God is the source of our blessings. James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows....
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
January 26th, 2022
Transfiguration is a big, big word. It is also a Bible word. We find the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration in Matthew 17 (and also in Mark 9 and Luke 9). The backstory goes like this. Je...
Thursday, January 20, 2022
January 20th, 2022
Hannah is a popular name for girls. It is also a biblical name that we find in I Samuel. She was the mother of Samuel. The name Hannah means God’s favor or God’s grace. She was married t...
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