Haggai 1-2: Lethargy and obedience.

December 4, 2015. Daily Reading: Haggai 1-2. Background: Not a lot is known about the prophet Haggai other than he was the first of three post-exilic prophets. His ministry is set around 520 BC in the second year of Darius, king of Persia, and deals with the people’s failure to build the house of the Lord as issued by…

Psalm 84-86: Talking to God.

August 11, 2015. Daily Reading: Psalm 84-86. Background: Psalm 81-83. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 84 The dwelling place of the Lord: This psalm is a psalm of the sons of Korah and addresses the lovely dwelling place of the Lord. The psalmist’s soul longs to be in the Lord’s dwelling place, in the court of…

A prayer for awakening.

December 30, 2014. “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found…

The church of Christ, Part 5: Our Future.

November 26, 2014. As we finish our five part study on the church of Christ, I hope these devotionals have been helpful to you, whether you are inside our fellowship or not. Usually it is best to go to the source when looking for information about a certain group and it is certainly always good…

The Christian mid-life crisis.

November 15, 2014. We all know that point in someone’s life where they go out an buy the sports car they always wanted, a drastic move to another state that they have always been drawn too or even a simple reorganization of life plans, goals and recreation. Though we would never mention it to them…

Comfort kills.

November 9, 2014. I seem to be on this kick lately of wanting a paradigm shift for the church as a whole as I see it in today’s society because our focus is simply not where the focus was in the new testament. We have become so focused on trying to keep the church alive,…

Revive us again.

August 1, 2014. Wake up your people from among your fold, Work a work unbelievable if told! Revive our spirit, restore our zeal, Awaken us from our inner soul. We have forgotten and gone far astray, Wake us up, wake us up today! There is work to be done, lost to be saved, Lord, turn…

Are you drifting?

July 31, 2014. “Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared…