When Your Dreams Die

Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. He said to them, “Hear this dream that I have dreamed: Behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and stood upright. And behold, your sheaves gathered around it and bowed down to my sheaf.” His brothers said (more…)

Red-Dress Christians

Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. – Hebrews 4:16

I was a senior in college when I learned an important lesson about confidence. It was a lesson I learned not in a classroom but at a bus stop.

Most of my clothes (more…)

The God of All Grace

Now the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will personally restore, establish, strengthen and support you after you have suffered a little while. – 1 Peter 5:10

This verse jumped out at me as I read through my Sunday school lesson a few weeks ago, so I immediately wrote it on an index card (more…)

The Power of Praise

Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, and they were defeated . . . And the fear of God was on was on all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that the Lord had fought against the enemies of (more…)

The Probable vs. the Spiritual

Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” – John 20:29

The other day as I was returning from a prayer walk, I ran into an erudite neighbor – a longtime missionary – and we began to talk about a particularly vexing issue that was on my (more…)