Church Under Attack

Acts 12:21 When I read this I couldn’t help but notice the irony. Herod took it upon himself to attack the church. He killed James and when he saw that this pleased the Jews, he had Peter arrested and thrown into prison. Herod clearly didn’t know that the powers of darkness would not prevail against the … More Church Under Attack

Mark 14:32-42

Jesus was troubled and deeply distressed.  He told Peter, James and John that His soul was exceedingly sorrowful even to death and asked them to stay there and watch.  He went a little farther in the garden and fell on the ground.  He prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. … More Mark 14:32-42

Genesis 20

Abraham and Sarah journey to Gerar where he passes her off as his sister again.  The first time was in Egypt.  Abimelech, the king of Gerar took her but God again intervenes.  He speaks to the king in a dream.  He tells him point blank that he is a dead man because the woman he … More Genesis 20

Jesus Comes First

“And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming”- 1 John 2:28. Our relationship with Jesus should take precedence over everything and everyone else.  Simon Peter and his brother, Andrew left their nets and followed Jesus after He said … More Jesus Comes First

Unwavering Faith

Let us hold fast the profession of [our] faith without wavering- Hebrews 10:23 Faith barriers hamper God’s plans for our lives.  These barriers can be doubt, insecurity, ignorance and fear.  Moses was insecure and doubted his ability to do what God called him to do.  Job was ignorant of the magnitude of God’s power.  Jonah … More Unwavering Faith

Nehemiah’s Prayer

O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name; and let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.” For I was the king’s cupbearer (Nehemiah … More Nehemiah’s Prayer