Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
June 2 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. — Romans 12:21

The Triumph of Good Over Evil

A man who was having great trouble with a neighbor who was doing him dirt came to me one time. I told him of the principle of returning good for evil and he said, "I just couldn't to that." He was right. The natural man can't. It is spiritual. It is the greatest evidence of a truly regenerate heart to respond positively or kindly to enemies, to love our enemies, to bless them that curse us, to do good to them that hate us and despitefully use... More
June 1 The heavens declare the glory of God … and night unto night declares knowledge. — Psalm 19:1-2

Even the Moon Praises Him

We all look at the moon, admire the moon, sing about the moon—the moon in June. It brings out tunes and all of that, but what does the moon really mean to us?  Let me say this: If there were no moon, there would be no you. For example, the moon is God's cleaning-maid for the earth. It cleans up the oceans with its tides. Without those tides and without the moon, all of our shores and all of our bays would be filled with billions of... More
May 31 I can do all things because of Christ who strengthens me. — Philippians 4:13

All Things Through Christ

We were created by God to do great things, to soar high and to make an impact upon our world for Him. In fact, most of the great men and women who have accomplished impressive things in this world have been men and women who have dreamed dreams of what God, by His grace, could do in their lives. I suppose everybody has dreamed dreams. The problem is that we all as children had great visions, but alas, as we grew up, most of those dreams... More
May 30 Now the Lord is the Spirit. And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. — 2 Corinthians 3:17

Lest We Forget

Memorial Day is a time to remember those brave men and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Tragically, hundreds of millions of people do not live in liberty. Ironically, freedom is something that is easily taken for granted. It is like the air we breathe. It is not until it is gone that we even think about it. John Adams, our second president, made a declaration to future years, saying this: "Posterity: You will never know... More
May 29 …strengthening the minds of the disciples and exhorting them to continue in the faith, to go through many afflictions and thus enter the kingdom of God. — Acts 14:22

Encourage Each Other

Probably few of you would know who the New Testament character Joseph of Cyprus was. But you probably would recognize him if I used the other name given to him: Barnabas, meaning the "Son of Consolation," or the "Son of Encouragement". That was his name and he was famous for comforting other people. Does anyone like that come to your mind? I know a Christian who is always encouraging others. I cannot think of this individual without... More
May 28 Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. — Psalm 23:4

Pain Is Never Wasted

Human beings are often in need, in trouble, in pain. People need comfort. We try to find it in various places, from a mother's hug to a bottle of wine. We can certainly get comfort from each other. But Christ is the only source of real comfort for us. What is the purpose of His comfort in our lives? Of course, it is to assuage our heart's needs, to ease our aching spirits, to uplift us, to reanimate us, to encourage us, to help us on the... More
May 27 …If the LORD is God, follow Him, but if Baal, then follow him… — 1 Kings 18:21

If the Lord be God

Examine all history, sacred and profane, and you will find few, if any, contests comparable to the one described in 1 Kings 18 when Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal. It was a matter of life and death for the people involved, for the nation itself, and through them for the whole world, as Satan made this grand attempt to destroy the faith of Israel. Elijah asked the Israelites a classic question: "How long will you stay between two... More