In April-June of 2013 we’re engaged in an adult Bible class at Laurel Canyon called The Nature of God. Video of Lesson 8 (God is Love, Light, and Truth) can be viewed below.Continue Reading...
Wise counsel for the day: “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.”
Proof (noun): Evidence sufficient to establish a thing as true, or to produce belief in its truth.
Many struggle with a serious mental obstacle: “I’m just not sure God is willing to save me.” As an authoritative answer, consider three episodes in the lives of three examples from the Bible.
Exhibit #1 — MOSES: “He Struck Down the Egyptian and Hid Him in the Sand” (Exo 2:11-15)
Exhibit #2 — DAVID: “Set Uriah in the forefront…that he may be struck down” (2 Sam 11)
Exhibit #3 — SAUL: “Ravaging the Church” (Acts 7:54-8:3)
Here’s where the proof comes into play. Moses could personally tell you what it was like to bury a human body in sand. David knew what it was to send a guaranteed death certificate. Saul was intimately acquainted with raging fury against innocent men and women.Continue Reading...
“That the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him.” What better aim could you have for today than that?
A thought worthy of shaping your day: Jesus “always lives to make intercession” for “those who draw near to God through him.”
Promise: “For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Question: Will we take the time to listen?
A goal for today: “that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
In Job 38:34-35, God asked, “Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that a flood of waters may cover you? Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go and say to you, ‘Here we are’?”Continue Reading...
Reminder for the day: “God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints.”