Friday Devotional - Jesus in the Book of Numbers: The Bronze Snake
Do you trust God? The Old Testament Book of Numbers has a lot to do with trust. It tells the story of how the Israelites prepared to enter the Promised Land, how they counted their “numbers” with a census, how they sinned and were held accountable, and then how they prepared to enter the Promised Land again. Because they didn’t trust God, they ended up wandering in the wilderness for 40 years. During this time, we see a continuous pattern of grumbling, defiance, discipline, and death. How much better would it have been to have trusted God? I believe that the same is true today.
Friday Devotional - Jesus in Leviticus, The Scapegoat
Blaming others seems to be a norm today. You’ve heard of pointing the finger or passing the buck? What about the idea of a scapegoat? Today we’ll hear where the term “Scapegoat” came from. Many people don’t read the Old Testament Books because of the belief that it’s all about Jesus found in the New Testament. Today we’re looking in the Old Testament Book of Leviticus because Jesus IS found there.
Friday Devotional - Jesus in Exodus
I often wondered as I grew up why the Old Testament was so important. I thought that the New Testament was something to focus on because of the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus. All that He began, the Christian life, and eternal life. But I’ve grown to appreciate and see how important Old Testament Scripture actually is. It comes down to this: The entirety of the Old Testament continually points to Jesus in the New Testament.
Friday Devotional - Jesus in Genesis
I often wondered as I grew up why the Old Testament was so important. I thought that the New Testament was something to focus…
Friday Devotional - Why Worship During This Pandemic?
What is worship? Worship is bowing before God, putting Him first. Romans 12:1 describes it as a “sacrifice of self.” That we humbly give ourselves up for His Lordship, proclaiming that He is worthy and in control of it all.
Friday Devotional - Are You Worried?
Today we’re looking at Philippians 4:4-7. It’s a passage that folks use to fight worry, but it’s so much more than that.
Friday Devotional - Jesus In The Old Testament #1
I often wondered as I grew up, why the Old Testament was so important. I thought that the New Testament was something to focus on. But I’ve grown to appreciate and see how important Old Testament Scripture actually is. It comes down to this: The entirety of the Old Testament points to Jesus.
Friday Devotional - Do You Have a Hardened Heart?
God speaks to all of us, but how we respond depends on the condition of our heart. Upon hearing the Lord’s voice, some believers…
Friday Devotional - Expect the Unexpected
From time to time, God orchestrates our life in such a way that He doing His work in His way….often in unexpected ways, unplanned ways, and surprising ways. And it’s not always easy to accept.
Friday Devotional - He Knows Better
God knows the future, and His plans for us are good and full of hope. As long as God, who knows the future, directs our agendas and goes with us as we fulfill His mission, we can have boundless hope.
Friday Devotional - The Promise of a New Heaven and New Earth
Last week we saw In 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 what will happen when Jesus comes back again. The dead in Christ will meet Him in the clouds, and then soon after, those who are alive in Christ will meet Him there too. Wow!! That will be something.
Friday Devotional - The Promise of Jesus' Return
When I was growing up I remember hearing in Sunday School that Jesus would come back to earth to get me, and all who believe. At an early age, I believed, hoped, and had faith in what I heard. You might say that God grabbed my heart way back then. And since then, I’ve been leaning into that promise for years. I have found comfort in the fact that, although this world is hard, someday I’ll be taken up into heaven forever.