The ancient Israelites experienced many of the same temptations we face ourselves today. Very often we think of temptations as those things that tempt us to some pleasure that isn’t good for us (like stealing, lying, foods for some of us, substances like alcohol and drugs for others of us, ill
There was a large group of people. On one side of the group stood a man, Jesus. On the other side of the group stood Satan. Separating them, running through the group, was a fence. The scene set, both Jesus and Satan began calling to the people in the group and, one by one – each having made u
The writer of Hebrews speaks of 3 things in life to avoid as we strengthen ourselves for this run in life so that we can find true fulfillment and learn to experience joy in all things. In fact, as we recognize that as Christians we are a “team”….the writer exhorts us to not only a
Something the Old Testament prophets did often was to telescope both near and far events. Meaning that a prophecy had both a “near” fulfillment as well as a fulfillment in the far future. Many things that happen in our lives are a foreshadow of what is to come in our life.
No matter what your aspirations are in life, indeed, no matter what you want to do in your life…HEED THESE WORDS: Aspire to be a surgeon! It’s in the Bible, and Jesus tells you that it is best for you! Be a surgeon! Oops, gotta go, they are paging me…..”Paging Doctor Jan, Pa
Very often we don’t recognize our influence on others. Other times it is crystal clear. As parents we have a deep influence on our children, both in teaching them as well as in their observance of our actions and interactions with them and others. As followers of Christ, we have a very similar