In Luke 8:41, a man named Jairus fell at Jesus’ feet and pleaded with him to come to his house, because his 12-year-old daughter was dying.   While they were on their way, someone came from Jairus’ house and said, “Your daughter is dead…Don’t bother the teacher any more,” (Parts of Luke 8:49).   “Hearing […]

In this life, we will encounter temptation. 1 John 2:16 says, “For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.” The good news? We have victory over these temptations through Jesus! Jesus set the perfect example for […]

Jesus came into the world as the long-awaited Messiah, a title which means “anointed one.” Although, He wasn’t quite what people expected. The Jews were awaiting a king, from David’s family tree, who would free them from Rome’s tyranny. Many expected a warrior king who would be a military leader, but that’s not what Jesus […]

Perhaps you feel busy, overworked, and exhausted. Now that Christmas and New Year’s Day have passed, you’re desperately seeking some stability—some peace, focus, and direction. You’re ready to hit the reset button. Resetting starts with refocusing our priorities, starting with putting God first. If God is most important in our lives, we want Him at […]

Have you ever felt overlooked or forgotten? Perhaps it seems like God is distant and doesn’t hear your countless prayers. Maybe it feels like nobody knows how you feel, or like the world is against you, and when people mention God, you can’t help but wonder if He really has a plan. Sometimes in life, […]

Don’t lose hope. The world will try to tell you that miracles are impossible. It will try to force you to conform to its limitations and forget who you’re created to be. It will lie to you, and tell you that wealth, fame, promotions–that next big thing–will satisfy the longing in your heart. It will […]

While reading Acts chapter eight this past Friday, several things stuck out. The book of Acts is rather inspiring: people, filled with the Holy Spirit, following God with complete abandon. They don’t worry about pleasing people. They aren’t stopped by fear of torture or death. They know the truth, and that truth comes flowing out […]