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“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.  […]

“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs.” Psalm 100:2 In Psalm 100:2, the word for “worship” literally means, “to serve.” Serve the LORD with gladness…that is what the psalmist wrote. Many times we forget that service is an act of worship. In fact, it is impossible to have a healthy relationship […]

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 The true Christian life is meant to be a life of service…service to God and service to others. When we serve others in the Name of Jesus, 1 Peter 4:10 […]

 “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:20 Of all the almost 7 billion people on the planet, imagine you could build the average human being. I don’t mean by height and weight. I don’t even […]

“Jesus replied, ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.’” John 3:3 We live in a world that says, “Just be yourself.” But nothing could be more contrary to the Gospel than that statement. According to Scripture, “yourself” will never understand or seek God (Romans 3:11). […]

“You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 The gifts have been unwrapped. The mess has been cleaned up. Perhaps visiting friends and family have returned home leaving your home quiet for the first time in a while. […]

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.” Matthew 2:10 The Word of God tells us that the wise men were filled with joy when they finally reached their destination. The journey had been long and difficult. Led only by a star and their faith in the prophecies of God, they had determined […]

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others.” 1 Peter 4:10 In 1 Peter 4:10, Peter uses the word, “each,” when addressing his audience. That word, “each,” also means, “every.” This is an all-inclusive statement. No one gets left out. Each of us, every one of us, is expected to serve […]

“Surely You have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of Your presence.” Psalm 21:6 There are days when joy is strewn along life’s path, shining in the sun. In times like these it is easy to be content. All seems right and feelings of happiness flood our souls. Truthfully, these seasons […]

“But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.” Romans 8:10 The moment we are born we immediately start doing two things: Living and dying. The number one cause of death is not cancer or heart disease – it […]