June 29, 2020

God’s Scouts

“. . . for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:4).

As the voice of the Holy Spirit calls us to do courageous …

June 22, 2020

Esther’s Vision

“So the king and Haman went to Queen Esther’s banquet, . . . the king again asked, ‘Queen Esther, what is your petition? It will be given you. What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will

June 15, 2020

For Such a Time

“And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14).

The Bible gives us many examples of people embracing God’s vision, even when they may have felt afraid …

June 8, 2020

Remaining Faithful

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart” (Proverbs 3:3).

God gives His vision to those who are faithful in small things. He will give a …

June 1, 2020

Submitting to God’s Plans

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time” (1 Peter 5:6).

Many Christians have a wrong view of the will of God. They experience great fear and anxiety as they …

May 24, 2020

Submitting to the Vision

“Jesus replied, ‘No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God'” (Luke 9:62).

Has God ever given you a task that seemed like too much for …

May 17, 2020

His Hour Had Come

“Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’ With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit” (John 19:30).

How many times in the Gospel of John does Jesus talk about His hour? He regularly said, “My hour has …

May 10, 2020

I Commit My Spirit

“Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God” (Psalm 31:5).

As Jesus nears the end of His agony, we meditate on the sixth statement from the cross: “Father, into your hands I commit …

May 3, 2020

Coming Back to the Cross

“Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity” (Joel 2:13).

When John showed up …

April 27, 2020

With Me in Paradise

“Jesus answered him, ‘Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise'” (Luke 23:43).

As we continue looking at the statements of Jesus on the cross, today we look at His second: “Truly I tell …

April 20, 2020

Our Only Hope, Now and Forever

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Read 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, 20-26. Think about what it must have been like to …

April 13, 2020

Be Courageous

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you” (Isaiah 41:10).

Scientists and psychologists alike have researched different ways to overcome fear. …