Category Archives: Teaching

Loving the World

The Bible teaches that our flesh man can be easily drawn into lust, greed, and the pride of life, while our spiritual man understands that t [...]

Believing through Hard Times

It’s not always easy to believe that God wants to bestow His goodness on you, especially during prolonged, difficult, demanding, challengi [...]

The Foxes that Spoil the Vineyard

Song of Solomon 2:14-15 “For you are my dove, hidden in the split-open rock. It was I who took you and hid you up high in the secret stair [...]

Being Listened to

We are all born with the desire to be loved, accepted, understood, and listened to. Some of us have been blessed to be born into a loving fa [...]

Finding Peace within Imperfect Circumstances

Most people believe the path to peace and joy is created by experiencing “ideal” circumstances, and we all have different ideas and thou [...]

The Power to Heal

On the cross, Jesus Christ paid the price for fallen mankind’s sin, creating a bridge to re-unite us with our Holy God. Jesus overcame [...]

Shelter Me, Oh Lord!

When Jesus left the upper room with his disciples, he went to the Mount of Olives, his place of secret prayer. There he told the apostles, [...]

Positive Complaining

The human race seems to be plagued with complaining. Have you ever noticed that it seems easier to focus on or point out what is wrong, inst [...]

The Spirit of Fear

In our world, the spirit of fear torments the human race. In many areas, our spirit, soul, and body are easily sucked into fear’s vortex o [...]

The Path to Larger Faith

“And he said to him, ‘Well done, excellent bond servant! Because you have been faithful and trustworthy in a very little [thing] you sha [...]

Merry Christmas!

“For unto us a child is born…for unto us a Son is given… and the Glory of the Lord shall be revealed”. It has always humbled and ama [...]

The Blessed Mother of Jesus

“Then Mary said, Behold, I am the handmaiden of the Lord; let it be done to me according to what you have said. And the angel left “Luke [...]

Are You Angry with God?

Job, whom God called a righteous man, was sick and tired of it all! In various ways, he and his family had been persistently attacked by the [...]

Don’t Give Up on Life!

    Sometimes life is hard! First we struggle to fix what’s broken, whether the trouble we are experiencing is an on-going chall [...]

Run to God to Attain Rest

   When life is hard and we feel overwhelmed by a current situation or we are worried about our unknown future, or maybe we are greatl [...]

The Need for Balance In Our Lives

In the physical realm, if our diet consists of too many fats, carbohydrates, sweets, etc., and not enough vegetables, water or protein, etc. [...]

Dove’s Eyes

“Behold, you are beautiful, my love! Behold, you are beautiful! You have doves’ eyes” (Song of Solomon 1:15). Most of us a [...]

God Uses Our Words

As followers of Christ, we are told that God desires to use what we say to help others heal, and grow spiritually. He would like to use our [...]

Anxiety and the Heart

Anxiety in our heart can manifest itself in our lives in different ways. We may have feelings of worry, nervousness or agitation about somet [...]

Fret Not!

  “Cease from anger and forsake wrath; fret not yourself-it tends only to evildoing.” (Psalm 37:8).   The dictionary proclaims [...]

Everybody Needs Encouragement!

Whether walking through a difficult time or just feeling no passion or purpose in our walk of faith, we all need encouragement. Yet often, w [...]

The God Who Sees in Secret

“And your Father Who sees in secret will reward you openly” (Matthew 6:4b). God recognizes every act of kindness, service, and love we d [...]

Give Thanks

As Christians, we are learning how to keep stepping forward, and let go of the negative emotions in our hearts, while giving the Lord space [...]

When Life Knocks You Down

Many times in our lives we overcome difficulties and process through our feelings by praying, leaning, relying, and trusting in God. But at [...]

Repent!

When we think of the word repent, our minds’ eye may be filled with a vision of angry preachers yelling at fearful congregations! Yet Jesu [...]

The Power of Negative and Positive Words

With our words we create. As we speak positive words of faith, light, goodness, kindness, love, patience, gentleness, and hope-or negative w [...]

Jesus’ Yoke

Jesus told those who followed him to, “take my yoke upon you and learn of me”. In Bible times, a yoke was a wooden frame by which two ox [...]

In the Middle of a Storm?

Just as an occurrence of bad weather can stop us in our tracks and disrupt our plans, so can the storms of life. In these storms, we experie [...]

One Day at a Time

  “So then, forsake your worries! Why would you say, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ [...]

Value in Sadness

“Sorrow is better than laughter, for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better and gains gladness” (Ecclesiastes 7:3). [...]

Stability in a Changing World

    The Bible teaches us that there is a time and season for every purpose under heaven. In other words, we will experience contin [...]

Our Comforting God

“Whenever my doubts and fears were out of control, the soothing comfort of your presence calmed me down and overwhelmed me with delight” [...]

Turning Back To God

In the midst of tumult, stress and the pressures of life, it is very easy for us to allow our negative side to take over and propel us into [...]

The Prodigal

Most of us are familiar with the parable that Jesus told about the loving father (a prototype of God) and his reckless, hedonistic son (a pr [...]

Running the Race

In the book of Hebrews, our life and time on this earth is compared to an athlete running a race. A runner must build up endurance, and expe [...]

Feeling Trapped in Despair?

  God gave his chosen prophet Jeremiah the mission of proclaiming his truth to Israel in order to restore their broken relationship, an [...]

Lord, Give Us Courage!

Courage gives us the ability to face danger, difficulty, uncertainty, or pain without being overcome by fear. Fear is detrimental to our emo [...]

The Path to Spiritual Maturity

According to the Bible, our earthly human body with its human nature is identified as the “fleshly man.” On the other hand, there is a p [...]

Staying Optimistic in a Pessimistic World

I am thankful to say that sometime there are some positive, pleasant, encouraging human interest stories on the network and cable news broad [...]

Are You Afraid of Living?

Fear is the negative force that Satan uses to hinder us from discovering the purposeful, positive, and productive course that God has planne [...]

The Greatest Power

There is no power –whether evil or good- that is greater than the power of love. God tells His children to have deep, strong, consistent, [...]

True Compassion

The Merriam-Webster dictionary states: compassion is a feeling of wanting to help someone who is sick, hungry, in trouble, etc. Many hurting [...]

Undefeated by Circumstances

Does it seem as if your emotions and circumstances are defeating the hopes and dreams that God has put in your heart? If so, you may feel an [...]

True Faith

Hope is a vital factor and a stepping stone in developing living faith. Hope tells us, our expectations in God will somehow work out- hopefu [...]

Without Love, All is in Vain

Loving God, ourselves, and others is the vital ingredient that keeps us feeling alive and pushing forward in our walk of faith. It is the po [...]
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