Overcome

“In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” In John 16:33, Jesus explains we can have courage to live in this troubled world and we too can overcome! Some of the troubles of this world are from the Devil trying to keep us from God and causing problems with … More Overcome

Strong Tower

Proverbs 18:10 says, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and is safe.” There is a real battle behind the scenes, a battle of evil that the Devil is constantly throwing at us. Anytime we feel these attacks from the Devil the name of Jesus is the place … More Strong Tower

Bulging

The billboard said, “She who indulges, bulges!” I had to laugh because I am guilty of indulging in way too many sweets! Then I started to think this can also apply to our spiritual life. Jesus said in Matthew 12:33, “…the tree is known by its fruit.” This means the attitudes of your inner self come … More Bulging

God Has Not Given

2 Timothy 1:7 says, “God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.”I have fought with the spirit of fear since my childhood. Until about 9 I was a fearless without any worry but then as the Devil, who tries to screw up everyone’s life, sent the … More God Has Not Given

Job’s Trial

            I love to study the book of Job mainly because of the many references to creation and the early years of civilization, but one thing especially stood out to me the last time I studied it, God actually points out Job to Satan!  Why would God do this? It seems so mean, I … More Job’s Trial

Getting Ready

            1 Peter 3:15 says, “But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always be ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.” As I previously written in my last letter, a few months ago an encounter … More Getting Ready

Love Casts out Fear

All people feel fear, even the great spiritual leaders of the Bible. The seemingly fearless Apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians 7:5 “For even when we came into Macedonia our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted on every side: conflicts without, fears within.” Fear can be defined as false evidence appearing real. It can … More Love Casts out Fear

The Thief and the Money

  The Pastor spoke about the day Mary took an expensive bottle of perfume and anointed the feet of Jesus. While he read from the Bible these verses really caught my attention, “But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was intending to betray Him, said ‘Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred … More The Thief and the Money

Defeating Temptation

            When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness by the Devil, in Matthew 4:1-11, He defeated temptation by saying, “It is written.” He then quoted the appropriate scripture for each temptation. In doing this He has shown us how to effectively deal with the temptations the Devil throws our way. I had always been advised … More Defeating Temptation