Category: Kingdom

Potentially Powerful

James wrote that faith without works is dead (James 2:26). Paul wrote that in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision accomplishes anything; what matters is faith working through love (Galatians 5:6). Potential in a battery is power that is latent. It could produce work, but not unless it is connected properly in a circuit with […]

Shared Victories

What is your typical response when your good works are rewarded with evil consequences? Sometimes it seems when that happened to individuals whose lives are recorded in the Book, that the justice they received was not an immediate vindication. In the lives of Joseph and of the 3 friends of Daniel: Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah (who […]

NO NT

Suppose that you had no New Testament Scriptures. How would that affect your ability to share the Good News? What difference would it make in your daily devotions? What Scriptures would you have quoted on your refrigerator? What Scriptures were the Bereans reading as they first checked to see if what Paul and Silas were saying were true, […]

Kingly Leadership

Earthly kings frequently maintain their continuation of power by invoking fear in their servants and their subjects. There are many governments in the earth today whose leaders are terrorists, threatening their subjects with the fear of death and of torture as responses to rebellion. The King of Heaven offers freedom and protection and provision to […]

Fresh and New, Just for You

Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end.They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness! I say: The Lord is my portion, therefore I will put my hope in Him. (Lamentations 3:22-24 from Holman Christian Standard Bible ©®) You can’t even find your car in a parking […]

Fiery Baptisms

“I baptize you with water for repentance, but the One who is coming after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to take off His sandals. He Himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing shovel is in His hand, and He will clear His threshing floor and […]

Jesus, Remember Me

Shouldn’t it seem strange to us that no one was asking Jesus when He would start His church? The magi were looking for a King Who was worthy to be worshiped. The disciples wanted to have a place of authority in His Kingdom. The thief who was crucified with Him was looking toward His Kingdom. […]

The Kingdom and the Name

But when they believed Philip, as he proclaimed the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized. (Acts 8:12-13 Holman Christian Standard Bible ®©) Philip preached the Kingdom and the Name. If that raises questions in your mind, like, “why didn’t he preach salvation?”, […]

Telling the King’s Household

2 Kings 7 tells the story of four men with leprosy helping bring to pass a prophetic word offered by Elisha. The Arameans had besieged the city of the King of Samaria. Elisha announced that the siege was about to end the next day. When the four lepers discovered the truth that evening, they “evangelized” […]

Two Awe-full Pictures

When Jesus saw the contents of the cup of Yahweh’s wrath Wake yourself, wake yourself up!Stand up, Jerusalem,you who have drunk the cup of His fury from the hand of the Lord;you who have drunk the goblet to the dregs—the cup that causes people to stagger.There is no one to guide heramong all the children […]

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