Be Thankful

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. (Psalm 100:4) When I was starting out in ministry, a wise and seasoned minister gave me a piece of advice. He said, “Son, never make the mistake of asking people at church how they are […]

Building a Bridge

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. (I John 4:18) The emotion of fear is a very natural response to negative circumstances. When we are gripped by fear, it weakens our physical and spiritual strength. […]

Conquering Your Fear

Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. (Revelation 2:10) The devil loves to try to […]

He is Risen!

Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has […]

Whosoever Will May Come

Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split. (Matthew 27:50-51) When considering the events that surround Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, the tearing of the veil […]

Maintaining a Positive Attitude

“But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy. For you bless the godly, O LORD; you surround them with your shield of love.” (Psalm 5:11-12) While there are many things Christians need, […]

Intimate Communion With God

But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; in fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple. (Psalm 5:7) Worship is a level of communion with God that is even more intimate than prayer. Worship speaks of the tender expression of “kissing towards,” or perhaps […]