Forgetting the Past

I have been thinking a lot lately about why it is so difficult to put our past behind us– specifically those things we would rather forget. We sometimes simply get stuck in the past and find it impossible to grab hold of the future. With one hand in the past, it...

The Gospel Preached to All Nations

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14 After Jesus lists a series of events that point to His return, He proclaims that the gospel of the kingdom will be preached in...

Committed to God

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Psalm 37:5-6   We live in a world that is stressed by commitment. We are all over- committed, and...

Work of the Holy Spirit

You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. Romans 8:9   Paul identifies three areas where we see the work of the Holy...

The Banner Before Us

Moses built an altar and called it The LORD is my Banner. He said, “For hands were lifted up to the throne of the LORD. The LORD will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.” Exodus 17:15-16   The whole Israelite community set...