I read about the prophet Elijah in 1 Kings 17. Only God, the Creator could get ravens to feed a man. These birds brought bread and meat to the prophet Elijah twice a day in the morning and in the evening. A raven is: unclean for food (Leviticus 11:15) solitary in habit flesh eating black … More God Takes Care of Elijah
Faith is a gift from God. Faith is action (James 2:18). Faith obeys the Word (James 2:22). Faith proves itself by works (James 2:26). Faith produces wisdom, humility, dependence on God and it endures awaiting Christ’s return. Faith is critical in our relationship with God (Hebrews 11:16). Where does faith come from? Paul tells us … More Faith in Action
“Now these are the ones among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word, and the ares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word and it becomes unfruitful” (Mark 4:18, 19). As I read these verses I thought of ministers whose riches (wealth) … More Sowing Seeds
Mark 3:16 – Jesus gave Simon the name Peter or Cephas which means a stone (John 1:42). Matthew 16:18 – “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this Rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” Jesus was saying, “Yes, Peter, You … More The Rock
Now it happened as He was dining in Levi’s house that many tax collectors and sinners also sat together with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many, and they followed Him (Mark 2:15). I love this verse for these reasons: Jesus went to the house of a tax collector Jesus dined with Levi (Matthew) … More Tax Collectors and Sinners
Can you imagine going to the tomb early Sunday morning with spices to anoint Jesus’ body and you find the stone that was in front of the tomb rolled away? You look inside and it’s empty! You panic. You wonder what happened. Where is Jesus’ body? Who took it away? As you stand there feeling … More He is Risen!
Now when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Pilate marveled that He was already … More Rest Before Resurrection