“Why is obedience to God important?”……Obedience to God proves our love for Him (1 John 5:2-3), demonstrates our faithfulness to Him (1 John 2:3-6), glorifies Him in the world (1 Peter 2:12), and opens avenues of blessing for us (John 13:17).……Faith is necessary to please God (Hebrews 11:6), and if our faith is genuine and […]

Doing God’s Pleasure Philippians 2:12-13 Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and […]

Taking the Long Way(Deuteronomy 2:1-25) Deuteronomy 2:14-15 “Thirty-eight years passed from the time we first left Kadesh-barnea until we finally crossed the Zered Brook! By then, all the men old enough to fight in battle had died in the wilderness, as the LORD had vowed would happen. The LORD struck them down until they had […]

Would You Put Your Reputation on the Line for Jesus? Early in my Christian life, I sometimes thought about how many of us Christians would follow Jesus if we lived during His time? I was mainly thinking about the possibility of being killed for our faith, just like most of the apostles were. However, after […]

“What does the Bible say about Christian tithing?”……Many Christians struggle with the issue of tithing. In some churches tithing is over-emphasized. At the same time, many Christians refuse to submit to the biblical exhortations about making offerings to the Lord. Tithing/giving is intended to be a joy and a blessing. Sadly, that is sometimes not […]

Offering Willingly August 23, 2011 “Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.” (1 Chronicles 29:9) As the people brought gifts for the construction of the temple in Jerusalem, it is mentioned no less than […]

Measure myself to Jesus…Philippians 2:5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Although salvation is free, it is not cheap, since it required the Creator Himself to become man and submit to an agonizing death on the cross. This was the mind of Christ! And, by the same token, although our salvation […]