Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Faith and Assurance

Strengthened By The Lord

1 SAMUEL 30:1–6 – Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire and taken captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great. They killed no one, but carried them off and…

The Question Of All Questions

LUKE 6:46-49 – “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream…

Defeating Lies With Truth

PSALM 103:8-14 – The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love…

The Love Of Jesus Known And Adored

JOHN 15:9 – As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. THEME OF THE DAY. THE LOVE OF JESUS KNOWN AND ADORED. We may search high and low for happiness and a contented heart. We may go long and far in our quest for inner satisfaction. And in whatever direction we go, if it isn’t…

Gospel Joy

PSALM 92:4 – For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. THEME OF THE DAY. GOSPEL JOY. Joy is to characterize the Christian life. Christians are not to live “grumpy” lives. We are not to “mope” around with gloomy faces looking as if a smile is a rare or…

When The Lord Delays His Coming

MARK 6:45-52 – Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. 47 And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the…