Obedient to the Holy Spirit
on February 24th, 2021
In Acts 16, Paul and Timothy were traveling around teaching the gospel.They desired to go into Asia, but the Holy Spirit did not allow them.I often wonder why. Honestly, I don’t know, other than God had different plans for them.God gave Paul a vision of a Macedonian man standing and pleading with him, “Cross over to Macedonia and help us!”While Paul and Timothy desired to preach the gospel in Asi...
on February 23rd, 2021
In Acts 16, as Paul and Silas were praying and worshiping God, there was a violent earthquake.This earthquake shook the foundations of the jail, the doors were opened, and the chains were loosened.The jailer knew that if the prisoners escaped, he would be blamed, so he drew his sword to take his own life.Paul assured the jailer that all of the prisoners were present.The jailer ran to Paul and Sila...
Praising God in the Prison
on February 22nd, 2021
Monday, February 22, 2021Praising God in the PrisonIn Acts 16, Paul and Silas were flogged and imprisoned.This was not an unusual situation for Paul.About midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing praises when an earthquake shook the jail and loosed all the prisoners’ chains.Sometimes we may feel imprisoned by our circumstances in life, whatever they may be.Even in our worst moments, God i...
Saved from Judgment
on February 19th, 2021
Genesis 19:29 (NIV) - So when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham, and he brought Lot out of the catastrophe that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.It was time for God’s judgment to fall on Sodom and Gomorrah because of their sin.Lot was rescued from judgment because he was righteous (2 Peter 2:7-8).Scripture teaches that there will be final judgment for all people...
A Lesson in Intercession
on February 18th, 2021
Genesis 18:23 (NIV) - Then Abraham approached him and said: "Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?It was time for the Lord to judge Sodom and Gomorrah because of their sin.When Abraham learned of God’s impending judgement, he interceded to God for them.Do you know a person who is living a sinful lifestyle?Do you know a person without Christ?I think we all do.Let’s learn a lesson from ...
A New Name
on February 17th, 2021
Genesis 17:5 (NIV) - No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.Genesis 17:15-16 (NIV) - 15 God also said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. 16 I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of p...
on February 16th, 2021
Genesis 17:1-2 (NIV) - 1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless.2 I will confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers."Abram was ninety-nine years old.He still had no son with Sarai.He was possibly wondering if God would still fulfill the covenant.God confirmed his covenant with...
A Crisis of Faith
on February 15th, 2021
Genesis 16:1-2 (NIV) - 1 Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian maidservant named Hagar; 2 so she said to Abram, "The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my maidservant; perhaps I can build a family through her." Abram agreed to what Sarai said.Abram and Sarai had a crisis of faith.They still did not have children according to God’s promise....
Righteous Through Faith
on February 12th, 2021
Genesis 15:6 (NIV) - Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.Abram was made righteous with God only because he believed God’s promise.This is still true today.We are made righteous in God’s sight only through our faith in Christ.If you have received Christ as your Savior, my prayer is that you are growing in your faith and sharing him with others.If you have not receive...
God's Rescue Team
on February 11th, 2021
Genesis 14:14 (NIV) - When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan.There was a battle in the valley Siddim. Sodom and Gomorrah were defeated.Lot and his possessions were carried off by the conquering kings because he was living in Sodom.When Abram learned of Lot’s predicament, he took 318 traine...
Look Beyond Appearance
on February 10th, 2021
Genesis 13:10-11 (NIV) - 10 Lot looked up and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan was well watered, like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, toward Zoar. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) 11 So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company:Quarreling began between Lot’s herdsmen and Abram’s herdsm...
on February 9th, 2021
Genesis 13:8-9 (NIV) - 8 So Abram said to Lot, "Let's not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herdsmen and mine, for we are brothers.9 Is not the whole land before you? Let's part company. If you go to the left, I'll go to the right; if you go to the right, I'll go to the left."Abram acted with grace to end the quarreling with Lot and his herdsmen.He suggested they part compa...