The Two Shall Become One

John 15:5 CJB β€œI am the vine and you are the branches. Those who stay united with me, and I with them, are the ones who bear much fruit; because apart from me you can’t do a thing. I drafted the above verse yesterday morning but did not have time to complete a post. In…

Immanuel: God With Us

Matthew Chapter 1, “The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah”, enumerates the forty-two generations of fathers from Abraham leading to Jesus (Matt 1:17). The word “father” appears 39 times between verses 1-15 for every male in the family line but in Verse 16, the earthly father of Jesus was named not as the father of Jesus…

Fight the Good Fight of Faith

Today’s YouVersion verse 1Tim 6:11 CJB But you, as a man of God, flee from these things; and pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith, take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you testified so well to your faith before many witnesses….

When His Servant’s Faith Gets Fractured: Sheri Rose Shepherd

Former Miss America, Sheri Rose Shepherd, had been a follower of Jesus, even writing a book about how to prepare sons to be godly husbands. When the manuscript was finished, fear suddenly gripped her after she realized that she would step into enemy territory as she was claiming the next generation of men for the…

You Are Created by God. He Has Redeemed You

Isa 43:1 “But now, this is what the Lord saysβ€” he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: β€œDo not fear, for I have redeemed you” How awesome it is to be created and formed by the all-knowing, all-powerful, ever-present holy God of heaven. Every detail thoughtfully planned by Him. No mistakes on…

Forget the Former Things, See I Am Doing A New Thing

Yesterday morning, I read on YouVersion Bible iPad application this MSG translation of Isaiah 43:18-19: “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the…

Dual Citizenship

It’s great to hear about people who are able to have the best of both worlds…er countries… with each passport they carry when they have dual citizenship. Philippians 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven. But in heaven, no dual citizenship allowed. It’s either heaven or not. Those of us who are already of accountable…