Devotional

Waiting on the Lord

October 24, 2016

Part 3 “[Lord] … What is man that You are mindful of him?” Psalm 8:4a We concluded last time with a look at the omnipotence of God. He is our Creator, but He is also our Sustainer, and He deals with His people with compassion. We see that in the text of Isaiah 40: He will […]

Waiting on the Lord

October 17, 2016

Part 2 As we saw last week, life can be hard, and difficulties can often take us by surprise and test our faith. In those times, we need to fall back on what we know: God is sovereign; He is in control, even when things around us seem to be falling part.  God Is Omniscient […]

Waiting on the Lord

October 10, 2016

Part 1 At some time, we will all find ourselves in circumstances we are unable to change or control. It might be an incurable disease, financial difficulty, relational trouble, or a prolonged season of discouragement. Whatever the case, during those times we can be tempted to think––as was expressed by Israel––that “my way is hidden […]

Reflections from Habakkuk

October 3, 2016

Part 3  The Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and [He] gives it to whomever He chooses. Daniel 4:25b Our Response  O Lord, I have heard Your speech and was afraid.   Habakkuk 3:2 Honestly, some of the things on the horizon are frightening. But I believe they are part of a bigger picture […]

Reflections from Habakkuk

September 26, 2016

Part 2  The Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and [He] gives it to whomever He chooses. Daniel 4:25b Our Vision Given our nation’s political turmoil, we will look once again at the very relevant book of Habakkuk. We saw last week in chapter 1 that the prophet was clearly confused by God’s […]

Reflections from Habakkuk

September 19, 2016

Part 1 The Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and [He] gives it to whomever He chooses. Daniel 4:25b God is sovereign over the nations and is providentially directing history. That’s crucial to remember always, but especially when things aren’t going the way we think they should politically. Our Situation As we see […]

God Is Able

September 12, 2016

Part 3 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.  Ephesians 3:20-21 There are times when we can fall under the […]

God Is Able

September 5, 2016

Part 2 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.   Ephesians 3:20-21 In Ephesians 3:20, Paul says that God is able […]

God Is Able

August 29, 2016

Part 1 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 Prayer is an awesome privilege that God has given […]

Judgment Is God’s Strange Work

August 22, 2016

Part 3 The moral and social conditions during our nation’s founding were not as wholesome as we’d like to think. According to the late revival scholar, Dr. J. Edwin Orr, “Drunkenness became epidemic. Out of a population of 5 million, 300,000 were confirmed drunkards. Profanity was of the most shocking kind. For the first time […]