Daily Devotional: Being Plugged Into God’s Energy Makes Us Fully Charged Christians

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." -Philippians 4:8 Last week, I was picking up my two sons from the bus stop. As I was waiting in the car, one of my neighborhood friends... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Be Imitators of God from Ephesians 5:1

"Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children (Eph. 5:1)." Last week, I asked my 5 month old son, "Can you say Momma?" His eyes got really big, his eyebrows tilted inwardly while analyzing my voice, and his lips began moving in the same direction as mine to imitate what... Continue Reading →

Is It too Good To Be True? Laughing At The Promises Of God

Yahweh said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Will I really bear a child when I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for Yahweh? At the set time I will return to you, when the season comes around, and Sarah will have a son (Gen. 18:13-14). You have heard the saying, "If it sounds too... Continue Reading →

Resist The Devil, The Pleasures of This World, and Trust in God’s Grace

"Be subject therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7)." The world faces us with many temptations. Lust, greed, envy, and pride are prevalent in social media, newspapers, advertisements, and even digested in our sphere of influence. We are only a click, drive, or phone call away from being... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Do Not Grow Weary In Doing Good

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up (Gal. 6:9)." A few months ago, my two sons and I joined a Taekwondo martial arts class. The instructor, who has a 5th degree black belt, shared his story about how... Continue Reading →

Verse of The Day: James 1:12 Teaches Believers To Remain Steadfast Under Trial

"Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him." -James 1:12 James---the brother of Jesus, was one of the chief leaders in the church at Jerusalem. James, along with Peter and Paul,... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Be Prepared To Share Your Faith

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect (1 Pet. 3:15). Several years ago, I had the unique privilege of preaching a sermon to a large... Continue Reading →

Verse of the Day: The Word of God Is Alive And Active

"For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword. It penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the the heart." -Hebrews 4:12 Many scholars attribute the author of the Book of Hebrews to the Apostle Paul. Hebrews was written around... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Don’t We All Struggle With Hypocrisy?

"You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye." -Matthew 7:5 The other day, my son wanted to buy a game card on Nintendo Switch for a car racing game. I told him that it was a waste of... Continue Reading →

Verse of The Day: 2 Corinthians 12:9

"But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." -2 Corinthians 12:9 When I was in college, I read a book called the 48 Laws of... Continue Reading →

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