Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
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J U N E 2 4 “But when he saw the strong wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Immediately Jesus reached out His hand and caught him, and said to him, ‘O you of little faith, why did you doubt?’” — Matthew 14:30-31

One of the Shortest Prayers

One of the shortest prayers in the Bible gets right to the point. It was said by Peter when he began to sink after briefly walking on water. When he looked away from Jesus and at the sea, then he sank and cried out, “Lord, save me!” Is your life filled with troubles? Christ can help you. Some of you may not even know Him. If so, there will come a day when you will find yourself sinking into a different kind of sea—a sea of... More
J U N E 2 3 “The word of the Lord came to him, saying, Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and live there. I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.’“ — 1 Kings 17:7

Preparation for Big Tasks Through Little Ones

Sometimes God prepares us with little tests to prepare us for the bigger ones to come. Elijah, one of the great Old Testament prophets, lived in Zarephath with a poor widow and her son, no doubt an unusual relationship for a man who had spent most of his life in the desert. He spent about three years there, about half that time there was no rain. One day the widow’s son grew sick and died, and the widow became very distraught. Elijah... More
J U N E 2 2 “For He has said: ‘I will never leave you, nor forsake you.’ So we may boldly say: ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?’” — Hebrews 13:5-6

Fear Not

How easily we are brought to fear. How often the dark clouds on the horizon seem to gather and they instill fear in our hearts. May I ask you this: Is there anything that is causing you to be afraid right now? Is there some dark cloud gathering on your life? Do you already feel the cold drizzling rain? Is there some terrible calamity that you feel is coming upon you? Consider how God took care of Elijah, His choice servant, even when he was... More
J U N E 2 1 “…awesome as an army with banners…” — Song of Solomon 6:10

The Army of Christ

We are the army of Christ. We sing “Onward Christian soldiers/marching as to war,” although we too often sing it flippantly and without much thought. Nonetheless, we are exactly that—Christian soldiers in the army of Christ. He is the Captain of the well fought fight who goes on before us. We are called to a great battle with the forces of darkness, with principalities and powers of the air. We are called to go forth... More
J U N E 2 0 “Who is this who looks forth like the dawn, fair as the moon, radiant as the sun, awesome as an army with banners?” — Song of Solomon 6:10

The Radiance of the Church

A beautiful description of the church of Jesus Christ was uttered centuries before she was officially inaugurated at Pentecost. Although the Song of Solomon has much to teach about human love between a man and a woman, it is also ultimately the story of the relationship of the heavenly Bridegroom and His earthly bride—the church. Who is she? We are the bride of Christ. Who is she who looks forth as the morning? In the midst of the... More
J U N E 1 9 “But what is the divine reply to Elijah? ‘I have kept for Myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal.’” — Romans 11:4

The Character of Elijah the Tishbite

Elijah the Tishbite—his name no doubt conjures up certain images. He was a man of the wilderness and the desert. John the Baptist was a prophet like unto Elijah. He was a man of solitude—a man whom God had prepared for a most difficult time. He was a man of unbending character. He was an austere man. A man whom perhaps many people would not find particularly likeable. He was what some people would call rigid in his beliefs. He was... More
J U N E 1 8 “The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will be watered also himself.” — Proverbs 11:25

On Wealth and Poverty

If I wanted to know about your real spiritual commitment, one of the means to check would be with how you handle money. It is an important indicator of our real, not just professed, priorities. No moral system is complete unless it deals clearly and fully with the subject of wealth and the procurement and dealing with such. Since we live in a materialistic universe, it is quite evident that the individual cannot be moral unless he has food... More
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