Posts with the tag “service”
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
July 26th, 2023
In I Peter 5:6, the apostle wrote, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” It is not hard to imagine a much more mature and a much old...
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
July 19th, 2023
Peter wrote two of the letters that we have in our Bible. Both letters bear his name—1 Peter and 2 Peter. We find them near the end of the New Testament. In the second letter, Peter cho...
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
July 11th, 2023
Through the first dozen chapters of Acts, we can observe Peter’s growth as an apostle and a follower of Christ. He came a long way from his days as a fisherman and an impulsive and often d...
Monday, July 3, 2023
July 3rd, 2023
Acts 8 introduces us to an interesting character named Simon the Sorcerer. He had dazzled and amazed people with his magic and bag of tricks for a long time. But then the gospel came to ...
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
May 23rd, 2023
When Peter heard that Jesus wanted to wash his feet, his initial reaction was dismay. “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” (John 13:6b). And rather quickly, his dismay morphed into deni...
Monday, May 22, 2023
May 22nd, 2023
John 13 is loaded with movement and heart-stopping moments. Immediately, John tells us the timing of the chapter. He wrote, “It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that th...
Thursday, April 6, 2023
April 6th, 2023
It was an innocent dinner party that we read about in John 12:1-11. And quite a party it was. It is not every day that you get to eat with someone who has been raised from the dead. And i...
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...
Monday, February 20, 2023
February 20th, 2023
Can you imagine someone growing tired of God? Can you imagine someone wondering what good comes from a relationship with the Lord? How would one grow tired or bored by the amazing ways a...
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
January 24th, 2023
In his first letter to the Christians in Corinth, Paul wrote, “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation ...
Thursday, January 5, 2023
January 5th, 2023
On Sunday mornings, we are working our way through the last book of the Bible—the book of Revelation. Broadly speaking, Revelation shows us how God will restore what was lost in Genesis w...
Monday, January 2, 2023
January 2nd, 2023
3 John is a small letter. This letter is tucked away almost at the back of the Bible. It can be easy to miss or overlook. It is rarely read or studied by individuals or classes. It cou...
Thursday, July 21, 2022
July 21st, 2022
Esther has a rather surprising claim to fame as a book of the Bible. It never mentions the name of God. Not even once. It is the only book in the Bible that contains no mention or refer...
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
July 20th, 2022
Nehemiah was a builder—or more properly, a rebuilder. He was commissioned by God to rebuild the tattered and broken walls of Jerusalem. He gave up a position of prestige and comfort in t...
Monday, June 6, 2022
June 6th, 2022
Isaiah 29:13 says, “The Lord says: ‘These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.’” God was not pleased with either the wor...
Thursday, May 26, 2022
May 26th, 2022
People are often passionate or excited about a variety of things. Some people are passionate about their hobbies. Others get energized going to work and completing the duties of the day....
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
May 11th, 2022
Haggai was an Old Testament prophet. His prophecy spans only two chapters and can be read in its entirety in probably five to ten minutes. He is one of the Bible’s minor prophets. Not mi...
Monday, March 28, 2022
March 28th, 2022
Have you ever felt a passion to do something? Jesus did. He knew exactly what He had to do. As He was preparing to begin his three-year public work and ministry, he made the following s...
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