A Sense of Purpose | God’s Word Today

A Sense of Purpose | God’s Word Today

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them.” – Genesis 1:27a At a street meeting that was held by a Salvation Army group, a young man who was a drummer in the band reflected on his past life and how it had changed.  “Before I was converted,” he said, “I used to […]

The Furniture Piled against the Door | God’s Word Today

The Furniture Piled against the Door | God’s Word Today

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” – Revelation 3:20 In St. Paul’s Cathedral in London is a painting done by the artist, Holman Hunt, often reproduced in Sunday School literature, which shows Jesus standing at […]

Who is Telling the Truth? | God’s Word Today

Who is Telling the Truth? | God’s Word Today

“These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts.” –  Zechariah 8:16 Two individuals both take an oath in court.  They are asked, “Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God”?  Both say, “I do!”  […]

Why Bother with Church? | God’s Word Today

Why Bother with Church? | God’s Word Today

“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other.”  Revelation 3:15 If you’ve never felt like giving up on church, chances are that a) you don’t go to church, never have and think you never will, b) you have found a comfortable place to nap for an hour on […]

Maundy Thursday | God’s Word Today

Maundy Thursday | God’s Word Today

“A new commandment I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”  John 13:34 Today is Maundy Thursday, three days before Easter.  The word Maundy comes from an old Latin word maundatum, which means commandment.  It was the word in the Latin Vulgate translation of the New Testament which recorded Jesus words: […]

Real World Faith 2 | God’s Word Today

Real World Faith 2 | God’s Word Today

“They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. ‘Sir,’ they said, ‘we would like to see Jesus.’” – John 12:21 They refer to them as “look-alikes,” individuals who strive to make themselves look like someone else, usually someone famous such as a movie star or a rock performer.  They may “look alike,” or even sound […]

Real World Faith | God’s Word Today

Real World Faith | God’s Word Today

“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” – Romans 10:17 Almost all parents, at some time or another, tell their children something like, “When you get out there in the real world…,”  emphasizing that the world in which they are nurtured, the environment of a loving home, is a marked […]

An Inside Connection | God’s Word Today

An Inside Connection | God’s Word Today

“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.”  John 15:7 When Gabriel Otero was in a government office in Argentina waiting his turn for help, another person who had come substantially after he had arrived was immediately processed.  When Gabriel protested the fact that he had been […]

When Love Walks Out | God’s Word Today

When Love Walks Out | God’s Word Today

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. “ Psalm 34:18 Do all singles wish they were married?  No, not any more than all married folks wish they were single. Some of the most frustrated, angry, and bitter individuals I have ever met are those who wanted to marry, but never did.  I’m […]

Multitasking | God’s Word Today

Multitasking | God’s Word Today

“But one thing I do:  Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 3:13-14 Between now and the end of this year your survival is challenged!  No, hopefully not by terrorists or hurricanes or typhoons, depending on […]

Yes, I’m Inadequate | God’s Word Today

Yes, I’m Inadequate | God’s Word Today

“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:10 “I’m just not adequate to do the job!” If you have never thought that, you are probably the exception because almost everyone at times looks at the height of […]

What God has not Explained | God’s Word Today

What God has not Explained | God’s Word Today

“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” – Deuteronomy 29:29 Kevin Kompelien and his wife were confronted with the “Why-has-this-happened?” question when their son, then twelve years of age, was diagnosed with cancer. Years of Bible […]

Surviving the Summer | God’s Word Today

Surviving the Summer | God’s Word Today

“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” – Luke 2:52  By now more than a few parents are wondering how they are going to survive the summer with kids out of school, especially single moms who are challenged by the extra amount of time which kids have.  You can’t always afford to ship them […]

Simple Faith and Obedience | God’s Word Today

Simple Faith and Obedience | God’s Word Today

“Abraham believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.” – Genesis 15:6 Why God chooses to use some and not others who seemingly have far greater talents and abilities has never been completely clear to me.  The fact is that God often uses individuals who have little in the natural to recommend them.  I think of Gideon, […]

Hope | God’s Word Today

Hope | God’s Word Today

“I will praise you forever for what you have done; in your name I will hope, for your name is good.I will praise you in the presence of your saints.” – Psalm 52:9 The late Dr. Karl Menninger, the famed psychiatrist, was intrigued by the emotion hope.  Many studies have been done relative to the importance of love and faith; […]