“Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25 Looking at this verse there are three things that stand out immediately. 1) Jesus can save to the uttermost. Many followers of Jesus believe He can save but do we believe He can save to the “uttermost”? What does that … Continue reading Making Intercession
We are tempted when we are drawn away and enticed by our own lusts and desires (James 1:14). This means that the temptations arise within us and compel us because of the sinful nature. Temptation itself is not sin but submitting or yielding to it is when the sin is birthed (James 1:15). When we intentionally put this nature to death by submission to Holy … Continue reading Temptation’s Goal
Prayer is probably one of the more challenging of the spiritual disciplines for me. As I have been practicing Lent and traveled on a mission trip the last several days, I have discovered 5 really great reasons I have discovered that I need to pray more often. Prayer is my connection to my Creator We were all made for connection with God. Being that I am … Continue reading 5 Reasons To Pray
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. —James 4:8 There must be action on my part to know God. That action, though from God Himself, requires my obedience and action. I have a response-ability. God doesn’t tell me to do things that I simply can not. He may call me to do things I cannot do apart from Him. But with … Continue reading Draw Near
What would it be like if you knew a celebrity had called your phone but you missed it? Would you be sick to your stomach? Would you try to call back as soon as you realized you missed the call? I would dare to say that many of us would really hate to miss a call from someone of such stature. Yet, when we hear … Continue reading 4 Ways God Connects With Us
Sometimes when we forget someone, we say “…you know… who?…what’s his face?” I’ve had this happen a lot actually, even with people that I know very well. There are times when the brain just doesn’t work the way it should! But there are a lot of times when I simply don’t recall a person’s name or remember who they are because we have no relationship … Continue reading …You Know… Who?