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The Prayer Of Jabez

THE PRAYER OF JABEZ  And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil,  that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested. —1 Chronicles 4:10  […]

Setting Our House In Order

SETTING OUR HOUSE IN ORDER  In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live.'” —2 Kings 20:1  There are so many things I intend […]

Breaking Idols

BREAKING IDOLS  He removed the high places and broke the sacred pillars, cut down the wooden image and broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made; for until those days the children of Israel burned incense to it, and called it Nehushtan. —2 Kings 18:4  While journeying through the wilderness, Israel complained against […]

Why is Today Special – Resurrection Sunday

Question: “Why is the resurrection of Jesus Christ important?” Answer: The resurrection of Jesus is important for several reasons. First, the resurrection witnesses to the immense power of God Himself. To believe in the resurrection is to believe in God. If God exists, and if He created the universe and has power over it, then He […]

Why Nations Fall

WHY NATIONS FALL  Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them from His sight;  there was none left but the tribe of Judah alone. —2 Kings 17:18  In this brief sentence, we find the record of the death of the nation of Israel. After expending the patience of God, Israel is removed […]

Good Friday Message of Hope

MEDDLING  You have indeed defeated Edom, and your heart has lifted you up. Glory in that, and stay at home; for why should you meddle with trouble so that you fall—you and Judah with you? —2 Kings 14:10  Amaziah had just defeated Edom. Feeling prideful, he challenged Joash, the king of Israel, to come out […]

More Than Respect

MORE THAN RESPECT  Elisha had become sick with the illness of which he would die. Then Joash the king of Israel  came down to him, and wept over his face, and said,  “O my father, my father, the chariots of Israel and their horsemen!” —2 Kings 13:14  Though King Joash walked in idolatry, he respected […]

Eyes To See

EYES TO SEE  And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see. ” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain  was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. —2 Kings 6:17  When Gehazi, the servant of […]

Where Is the God of Elijah?

WHERE IS THE GOD OF ELIJAH?  Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, and said, “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” And when he also had struck the water, it was divided this way and that;  and Elisha crossed over. —2 Kings 2:14  Elisha had […]

Cravings

CRAVINGS      But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said to him, “Why is your spirit so sullen that you eat no food?” He said to her, “Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite, and said to him, ‘Give me your vineyard for money; or else, if it pleases you, I will give […]

Palm Sunday

Question: “What is Palm Sunday?”   Answer: Palm Sunday is the day we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before His resurrection (Matthew 21:1–11). As Jesus entered the holy city, He neared the culmination of a long journey toward Golgotha. He had come to save the lost (Luke 19:10), and now was […]

What Are You Doing?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?      And there he went into a cave, and spent the night in that place; and behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” —1 Kings 19:9    We tend to think of the great men of God […]