A Legacy of Faith

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I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure, dwells in you as well.  For this reason, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.  For […]

Walking in truth leads to multiplied joy

For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth.  I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.  (3 John 1:3-4) Sometimes it’s easy to start thinking that our walk with God is just between us and […]

Working Within the System (Luke 2:22-24)

And when the days of their purification according to the law of Moses were finished, [Joseph and Mary] brought [Jesus] up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (just as it is written in the law of the Lord: “Every firstborn male will be dedicated to the Lord”) and to offer a sacrifice (according to what […]

The weight of performance isn’t yours to bear

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 3 THE WEIGHT OF PERFORMANCE ISN’T YOURS TO BEAR And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? … [Jesus’] […]

God has granted you the ability to grow

Scripture Notes on 2 Peter 1 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence… For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith…”  (2 Peter 1:3, 5a) God’s amazing grace is the most […]

Space for Change

It’s one thing to make a scene and drive out a few money men for an afternoon. It’s quite another to be able to set up shop in their spot from then on and not have these business people come back to reclaim their livelihood…