Apr 29, 2012
"Turning Trials Into Triumphs" - by having a joyful attitude, an understanding mind, a surrendered will, and by asking & believing. The purpose of James' epistle is to bring us to a mature faith in Christ.
Apr 25, 2012
Ephraim was jealous because they wanted to share in Jephthah's victory without having to partake in the battle. This eventually led to civil war. Let's not make any room for jealousy in our lives. Run your own race, and run to win!
Apr 22, 2012
When our lives bear some fruit, God will prune. He will cut away anything unnecessary...things that aren't bad, but that will choke out the fruit if it's not removed. We must stay connected to Jesus, the vine, the Word in order to bear fruit.
Apr 18, 2012
The people chose Gilead's son Jephthah to fight against the Ammonites. Although the Lord gave him victory, he loses his daughter because of a foolish vow. Let's not do what's right in our own eyes, but seek to know the Lord & His ways.
Apr 15, 2012
"The Best News You Didn't Want to Hear" Jesus is the true vine; The Father is the vinedresser; We are the branches; & Fruit is the goal. If we aren't bearing fruit, God will lift us up & clean us up.