Devotional

The Battle

March 20, 2017

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:11–12 Wouldn’t […]

God’s Blessing for Marriage

March 13, 2017

We have considered the origins of marriage, its purpose, and the keys to a God-glorifying marriage. In closing, this is what we need to remember. Marriage is God’s good gift to us, to bless us. Cheryl and I will be celebrating our 37th anniversary this May. We’ve had our ups and downs. We’ve had good […]

Marriage: A Good Gift

March 6, 2017

Last week, we looked at the first key to a God-glorifying marriage, that being marriage is a stewardship, and we will be held accountable to Him for how we treat our spouses. Second, we need to recognize that marriage is a gift from God to be enjoyed. What is the idea behind a gift? Well, […]

What Are the Keys to a God-glorifying Marriage?

February 27, 2017

For the past few weeks, we’ve been focusing on the subject of marriage—its origin and its purpose. Now, let’s move on to the third and final question: what are the keys to a God-glorifying marriage? For that’s what God intends. He wants marriage to glorify Him. So, how do we do that? How do we […]

Be Fruitful and Multiply

February 20, 2017

Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28 Last week we looked at the first purpose for marriage: […]

Companionship

February 13, 2017

And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him” (Genesis 2:18). In Genesis 1, it says that God is surveying His whole creation, and He sees that everything is good, with one exception—the loneliness of man. So God says, I’m going […]

The Origin of Marriage

February 6, 2017

Last week, we began what will be an in-depth series on the topic of marriage. Our first subject will be its origin, and to begin, we want to consider Jesus’ thoughts on marriage. Some people say, in regard to same-sex relations, that Jesus never addressed this topic. Yet, Jesus definitely had a very specific understanding […]

God’s Design for Marriage

January 30, 2017

Biblical marriage is constantly under attack in our culture; therefore, I want to take a fresh look at the Bible’s teaching on marriage. Debates surround the subject of marriage. What is it? When and how did it originate? Did it evolve over time? Are we free to reinvent marriage according to our likes and dislikes? […]

Being a Disciple of Jesus

January 23, 2017

Part 4 Many struggle, feeling that there’s no real purpose or meaning in their lives. “Why am I here? Is there any meaning to life?” are common questions. For Jesus’ disciples, there is a purpose. It’s the disciple of Jesus who enters in to the great adventure of co-laboring with God in the expansion of […]

Being a Disciple of Jesus

January 16, 2017

Part 3 Everyone likes rewards, right? If you are like most people, you have apps downloaded on your phone and cards in your wallet that enable you to gain points every time you frequent your favorite establishments. Rewards Well, there are present and future rewards to being a disciple. The costs are high, but the […]