Extraordinary Bread

"Give us this day our daily bread." Matthew 6:11, ESV “Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This isn’t a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in. If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? You’re at least decent to your own children. So don’t you think the God … Continue reading Extraordinary Bread

Real Faith and 3D Glasses

Seeing what others cannot "When He saw their faith." Luke 5:20 The healing of the paralyzed man is loaded with lessons for us.  He lies motionless on his pallet, unable to move.  His incredible and loyal friends have dedicated themselves to getting him into Jesus' presence.  But the house is full; its beyond standing room only, … Continue reading Real Faith and 3D Glasses

A Mighty Fortress, Understood

Martin's Depression The hymn A Mighty Fortress Is Our God gloriously celebrates God's power. It was penned by the great 16th-century reformer Martin Luther, who believed God's power could help believers overcome great difficulties -- even depression. Given his pastoral heart, he sought to bring spiritual counsel to struggling souls. His compassion for those souls shines in numerous … Continue reading A Mighty Fortress, Understood

In Case of Emergency…

If you have to go to war, you may find yourselves facing an enemy army that is bigger than yours and that has horses and chariots. But don't be afraid! The LORD your God rescued you from Egypt, and he will help you fight.  Deut. 20:1 Provision is being made for this inevitability.  As a … Continue reading In Case of Emergency…