Why Did God Make Me This Way?

June 16, 2016

Inside: Do you ever wonder, “Why did God make me this way?” We see our flaws, but our heavenly Father sees much more. Discover what God sees and how to see yourself in the same way. We see our flaws. What does God see? Isaiah gives us a glimpse: Isaiah 45:8-10 (ESV) 8 “Shower, O heavens, from… read more »

What in the World?

June 13, 2016

Isaiah 45:1-7 (ESV) Thus says the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped, to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of kings, to open doors before him that gates may not be closed: 2 “I will go before you and level the exalted places, I will break in… read more »

Finding Our Way Back to God

June 9, 2016

Isaiah 44:21-28 (ESV) The LORD Redeems Israel 21 Remember these things, O Jacob, and Israel, for you are my servant; I formed you; you are my servant; O Israel, you will not be forgotten by me. 22 I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have… read more »

Putting First Things First

June 6, 2016

Enjoy the humor in this passage today. Although most of us today don’t fashion idols from iron or wood, we struggle with idolatry of a different sort: worshiping our work, the people we love, celebrities, and even our passions. Isaiah 44:9-20 (ESV) The Folly of Idolatry 9 All who fashion idols are nothing, and the things they… read more »

When You Need to Know Who God Is

June 2, 2016

Isaiah 44:6-8 (ESV) Besides Me There Is No God 6 Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. 7 Who is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and set it before… read more »

When You Need to Know There Is Hope

May 30, 2016

Isaiah 44:1-5 (ESV) “But now hear, O Jacob my servant, Israel whom I have chosen! 2 Thus says the Lord who made you, who formed you from the womb and will help you: Fear not, O Jacob my servant, Jeshurun whom I have chosen. 3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and… read more »

When You Need to Choose Love

May 26, 2016

Do you struggle between doing what you think might be “right” and showing love? Jesus came down squarely on one side of this quandary. Mark 3:1-6 (ESV) A Man with a Withered Hand Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. 2 And they watched Jesus, to see whether he… read more »

Who Do You Say that I Am?

May 23, 2016

  Matthew 8:28-34 (ESV) Jesus Heals Two Men with Demons 28 And when he came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men met him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one could pass that way. 29 And behold, they cried out, “What have you to do… read more »

When You Need to Know Jesus Can Calm the Storm

May 19, 2016

Inside: We come to God fretting and anxious and wondering what in the world is He doing, because He sure seems to be sleeping on the job. Can He not tell that we need help? When you need to know Jesus can calm the storm. Why was Jesus sleeping through the storm? Why was He… read more »

But I Want to Take My Pillow!

May 16, 2016

When it comes right down to it, what takes priority in your heart? For me, my pillow sometimes takes precedence! Jesus challenges us to a higher call. Matthew 8:18-22 (ESV) The Cost of Following Jesus 18 Now when Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. 19 And a… read more »

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