Modern Bible Commentary on Ephesians 6:1-24

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise: that it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth. You fathers, don't provoke your children to wrath, but nurture them in the discipline and instruction... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Endure Through Fiery Trials By Trusting In The Living God

"For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised (Heb. 10:36)." Growing up, I played several sports. Swimming was by far the most challenging because you had to endure through hours of several laps and difficult sets. Every year, my high school... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Cleaning Up Your Life Through Communion With The Living God

Have you ever walked through your garage or house and all of a sudden a cobweb gets tangled in your hair? I am sure it has happened to all of us at some point, right? It's frustrating, gross, worrisome, and hard to get out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTxaOoGCbwY Last week, while I was arranging boxes in our garage,... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Who Is The King That You Worship?

Everyone has a king. A king can be represented as something or someone ruling over your life. Maybe your king is recognition and prestige in the career industry. Perhaps your king is money, and you worship this idol because it gives you a sense of comfort and security in a vulnerable world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6cy1SWLZ3U Many of... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: God’s Mercies Are New Every Morning And Every Year

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." -Lamentations 3:22-23 Say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022! Hasn't this year been a whirlwind of complexity and difficulty? From the pandemic crisis, inflation, the threat of the Taliban, to... Continue Reading →

Seeing and Believing In The Spiritual Realm

It was a cold fall evening in 2000, and I was in the outfield getting ready to catch a high fly ball. When I looked up in the sky, I couldn't find it--so I started freaking out, raising my glove in the air, and squinting the best I could. The center fielder kept yelling to... Continue Reading →

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 →

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