A Cheerful Heart is Good Medicine

‘A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. ‘ Proverbs 17:22 NLT Cheerfulness is shown by always being ready to greet others with a welcoming word, offering words of encouragement, being enthusiastic about the task at hand, or having a positive outlook on the future. Such people are as… Continue reading A Cheerful Heart is Good Medicine

What kind of hospitality does Jesus receive from your life?

Are you so busy planning and running your life that you neglect precious time with him? Or do you respond to him by listening to his Word, then finding ways to worship him with your life? It is that kind of hospitality he longs for from each of us. Lessons from [Mary’s] life: The busyness… Continue reading What kind of hospitality does Jesus receive from your life?

The Truth Isn’t Only True When It’s Convenient

The Pharisees demanded to know where Jesus got his authority. If Jesus said his authority came from God, they would accuse him of blasphemy. If he said that he was acting on his own authority, the crowds would be convinced that the Pharisees had the greater authority. But Jesus answered them with a seemingly unrelated… Continue reading The Truth Isn’t Only True When It’s Convenient

July 29, 2021

The availability of God’s mercy must not become an excuse for careless living and moral laxness. Publishers, Tyndale House. NLT Life Application Study Bible, Second Edition Romans 6:1-2 Study Notes


John the Baptist called people to more than words or ritual; he told them to change their behavior. “Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins” means that God looks beyond our words and religious activities to see if our conduct backs up what we say, and he judges our… Continue reading Integrity


God has given each of us a purpose for living, and we can trust him to guide us. John did not have the complete Bible as we know it today, but he focused his life on the truth he knew from the available Old Testament Scriptures. Likewise, we can discover in God’s Word the truths… Continue reading Purpose

God is Enough

Job finally learned that when nothing else was left, he had God, and that was enough. Through suffering, we learn that God is enough for our lives and our future. We must love God regardless of whether he allows blessing or suffering to come to us. Testing is difficult, but the result is often a… Continue reading God is Enough