Lessons for Daily Life Application

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A Bright Light

By Pastor Toby A middle-aged couple was simply holding hands as they shopped at Kohl’s on a blistering hot day last August.  That expression of affection so touched an older woman passing by she couldn’t help but tell them so.  “It is wonderful to see such sweetness...

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A Living Branch

A Branch that is full of green leaves gives one a nice feeling and looks good to the eye; however, our Lord expects us to be branches which bear fruits… ‘much more fruits’. A ‘living’ branch cannot exist without a tree; and in this case a Christian cannot exist...

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No…to left overs

“The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it…” Ps.24:1; and out of that which God has given us, God tells us to bring not give him from that he has blessed us with.  Can one afford to give anything to THE owner of everything in this...

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To be Most pitied?!

“If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied” 1 Corin.15:19.   As a Christian, I have expectations.   The best person to evaluate one’s walk with Christ is self; and the accurate mirror is the Word of God. So, I ask myself,...

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Gloating at the Enemy

Obadiah is the shortest book in the Old Testament.  Yet hidden away in its brief records is a vital question that affects us all: How should we respond when we see an enemy experience misfortune? The prophet Obadiah ministered during the time that the city of...

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Not in the Tomb

When Peter and John received the report from the women who had gone early in the morning to the tomb that Jesus was not in the tomb, each one took to running towards the tomb for they needed to see for themselves. They confirmed that Jesus was not in the tomb and had...

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Bold in the Face of Intimidation

During preparation for a particular Passover in Jerusalem, Jesus as he had predicted to his disciples was arrested by synagogue officials led by Judas Iscariot. Bound, he was taken to Annas, the former High Priest for questioning about his disciples and his teaching....

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At the end, not the beginning

Just like every inventor has a specific purpose in mind for an object he designs; so does God, the Creator. God designed each one of us for a specific reason and fulfill our purpose while on this earth. One shared that our purpose in life is closely linked with a God...

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Give me a Hand

Excerpt from Our Daily Guide 2012 “Let your hand become my help.” Psalms 119:173.  At one time, I was fishing with some friends and waded into a current that was too strong for my old legs.  I should have known better; it’s a well-known fact that you can wade into...

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…Much more Fruits

“The world encourages you to chart your own course, to make a name for yourself, accumulate enough money to live comfortably and, possibly provide for others.   The life of following Jesus follows a course that is a lot different from the World’s.” In it, it is...

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