Waiting on the Promises

What have you been waiting on the Lord for? A breakthrough? Healing? Deliverance from an oppressive situation? Our need and our pain reveal a greater glory that we were created for. Hunger suggests that we were created for food. Exhaustion says that we were created for rest and strength. Loneliness calls that we have a …

The Encouragers

Some people in the body of Christ have a special gift to encourage. The first encourager listed in scripture was Barnabas. “Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means ‘son of encouragement’), sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.”‭‭Acts‬ ‭4:36-37‬ ‭ Barnabas …

Judge Not? What Did Jesus Mean?

No one likes that feeling of being judged. It feels terrible to know that someone doesn't like you based on a decision or even just based on hearsay and gossip. Just not wanting to be judged is enough to make me not want to make anyone else feel that way! But, what did Jesus actually mean by judge not, lest you be judged? Well, as with anything we hear anyone say, we need to take it within the context of what he was saying at the time, as well as with what he taught consistently throughout his ministry. We also need to read it in the context of the full counsel of the Word of God.