The Power of the Gospel

We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law,...

Prayer Is Important (repost)

This devotional was originally published on September 8, 2016.And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people. So Peter was kept in prison, but...

Rejoicing During Struggle

“For though the fig-tree shall not flourish, Neither shall fruit be in the vines; The labor of the olive shall fail, And the fields shall yield no food; The flock shall be cut off from the fold, And there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in...

The Waiting Game

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. — Galatians 6:9 This has become one of my favorite verses in the Bible. As a pastor, I meet with so many people who are ready to throw in the proverbial towel. And...

Two Masters

“No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon.” — Luke 16:13 Recently I turned 52. 52! It’s a little surreal...
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