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“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3 More frequently than ever in our culture we hear the term “broken home.” Fifty years ago, nearly 80% of children lived under one roof with both parents in their first marriage. In the latest study by the Pew Research Center in 2014, […]

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7 Have you ever heard of the “sixth sense?”  The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as: A power of perception like – but not one of – the five senses; a keen intuitive power. Some people take the idea of a “sixth […]

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” Proverbs 14:12 There are few verses in the Bible that give me more reason to pause than Proverbs 14:12. I cringe when I hear people say, “I do what I feel like God wants me to do.” This […]

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs 16:9 As Christians, most of us have fully embraced the truth that Jesus has saved us from our sins. We understand that we are forgiven. We may not understand every theological detail, but we live our days knowing that God has saved […]

“I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of Your hands. I stretch out my hands to You; my soul thirsts for You like a parched land.” Psalm 143:5-6 It doesn’t take long for the joy of Christmas to turn to thoughts of the New Year. […]

“Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.” Psalm 51:11 In Psalm 51:11, King David makes a strange statement to God that can even be somewhat frightening at first glance. He asks God not to remove him from His presence or take the Holy Spirit away from him. No one […]

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 God never asks us to do anything without giving us […]

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 We live in a culture obsessed with success. And this success is defined by winning…by being first…by being the best. It’s epitomized by the modern American […]

“And when He comes, He will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.” John 16:8 Most people would agree that the Holy Spirit is important to believers. But did you know He is vitally important to unbelievers as well? To understand this truth we can go back to something Jesus said about the […]

“…And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.” Romans 8:9b Several years ago I had the privilege of touring a United States Submarine. I was amazed by the incredible firepower of just one submarine. While the Navy would neither confirm nor deny that they had nuclear ballistic […]