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Jonah

Most of us know of Jonah because he was inside the belly of a big fish. Many of us remember Jonah because of his temper and his stubbornness. Usually I think of all of these when I think of Jonah. But there is one more thing I would like to think when I think of…

Created for Good Works

  For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would…

Sin is the Problem

The prophet Micah spoke of how Israel and Judah would be punished for hypocritical worship, injustice and immorality. He also spoke of redemption. As you begin reading this small book, you will see that God is indignant. God is not pleased with his people. God is letting them know what is going to happen to…

Is God Listening?

The book of Habakkuk is an interesting book in the section of the prophets in the Bible.  In chapter one, the prophet describes a situation pretty much like today. He asks God the hard questions, questions that are in many hearts but sometimes are hard to make known to all. Habakkuk seems to tell God…

Guiding a Blind Horse

I love talking to our members at Riverchase. This week I was talking to Kelly Shebs and he gave me an idea for my article this week. He was telling me how some horse riders have to train by guiding a blind horse. They have to take care of the horse and get it ready…

Return to Me

Zechariah prophesied to the people of Judah after their return from captivity from the Babylonians around 536 B.C. During that time there were economic hardships and the temple lay in ruins. Zechariah would instruct the people to help rebuild the temple so that worship to God would be restored. God used Zechariah to tell the…

Lack of Knowledge?

Knowledge is important, especially knowledge of God.  Why were the people of Israel in trouble? In the Book of Hosea, God shows his love towards his people. He showed how time after time He has come to rescue and delivered His people. Because of His immeasurable love and constant patience towards them, they were not…

Struggles

We all have different struggles in life. As Christians, we have surrendered our lives to Christ. One commandment, that seems to go against our human nature, is to obey. Obedience to God puts our personal desires to the side. It becomes hard to obey when we want to please ourselves. Obedience is hard when we…

You Won’t Miss It

Last week, I was reading a post from one of our college students. The post was about how college students and young people often feel the need to try something because they are afraid of missing out. That type of mentality will sometimes lead into sin. It gives the sense of urgency to do something…