Everything’s Looking Up, Part 1

April 25, 2017

Everything’s Looking Up, Part 1

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  Acts 1:8 (KJV) I have now added the Book of Acts to my list of favorite Bible books.  Why?  Because […]

April 18, 2017

The Reality of the Resurrection

“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.” 1 Corinthians 15:19 (NKJ)  Christ has risen! (Matt. 28:6)  What now?  The Disciples and the New Testament Church would now face persecution and even death for their belief in Jesus Christ.  If they were to continue the […]

April 11, 2017

Living in the Power of the Resurrection

“For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.” Romans 6:5 (NKJ)   Good Friday is a few days away.  Christ died for the ungodly (Rom. 5:6).  Resurrection Sunday is on the horizon.  Christ is risen! (Matt. 28:6)  And now, as […]

April 4, 2017

The Details of Redemption

“He [God] has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.”   Colossians 1: 13-14 (NKJ) During my personal devotions this Lenten season, the scripture texts that resonate in my spirit deal with […]

March 28, 2017

Lessons I Learned at the Cross

There was book that was popular many years ago entitled, “All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”  It contained simple nuggets of wisdom that were garnered from watching how children interacted with each other and the world. It’s been said that life is a giant classroom in which we can experience many […]

March 21, 2017

In Christ

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”  Ephesian 2:10 (KJV) In last weeks’ WordBytes, we examined God’s plan of salvation.  By taking part of weak flesh and blood, Christ was able to satisfy the righteous requirement of God, to […]

March 14, 2017

Partakers of Flesh and Blood

“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.” Hebrew 2:14 (KJV) Lenten season, for me, is not only a time of personal sacrifice but also a […]

March 7, 2017

The Voice of the Good Shepherd

“When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.” John 10:4 (NIV) It is God’s desire to speak to His children.  As we’ve discussed, God speaks in a number of ways.  In the past, He spoke through the prophets.  In […]

February 28, 2017

The Silence of God

“These things you have done and I kept silent; you thought that I was altogether like you; But I will rebuke you, And set them in order, before your eyes.” Psalm 50:21 (KJV) As I survey current events, my heart weeps.  Crime against mankind continues to escalate.  Abuse of the poor and defenseless, witness to […]

February 21, 2017

Closed Doors

“The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the LORD has told you, ‘You are not to go back that way again.’ ” Deut. 17:16 (NIV) My favorite aunt gave me a small wood plaque to hang on […]

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