Playing Defense, [Protecting Others]

“Those who carried burdens were loaded in such a way that each labored on the work with one hand and held his weapon with the other. 18 And each of the builders had his sword strapped at his side while he built. The man who sounded the trumpet was beside me.” Nehemiah 4:17-18, ESV Nehemiah was […]

Hope for the Hopeless [Joy]

12 “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Romans 12:12 Three things are critical for the New Testament believer: To rejoice out of a real hope, a deliberate endurance, and a prayer life that is unceasing. These three are vital for us if we want to be authentic saints. These three […]

Wrong Things Said in Church About…

“There must be something wrong with your spiritual life.” Yes, depression CAN be a result of sin. BUT depression is NOT always a result of  sin! If it is, God will tell you loud and clear what the problem is. This saying piles on the guilt for the depressed Christian. It’s unlikely that their depression […]

THE SNARE OF THE FOWLER, [Warfare]

Peter Bruegel, “The Bird Snare” “Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. 4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. 5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor […]