Becoming Royalty

Photo by nathan mcgregor On the third day, Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the palace, in front of the king’s hall. Esther 5:1 Esther is a Jewish girl who becomes queen. She was an orphan, she wasn’t born into royalty. She didn’t grow up learning how to … Continue reading Becoming Royalty

Favor [Bible study]

Favor can be defined as approval, support, and preference [both] with God and man. Favor can never be separated from God, it begins with God, then overflows to man. If we have favor with man and not with God, it will not last. Favor is sometimes referred to as the grace of God; sometimes these … Continue reading Favor [Bible study]

Burning the Plow

Photo by Dave Hoefler So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant. 1 kings 19:21 When God calls … Continue reading Burning the Plow

Restoring a Broken Relationship

Photo by Kelly Sikkema Relationships often consist of two broken people. Any relationship no matter how great will have a level of brokenness, some more than others. Most people give up on relationships when they begin to see the brokenness. Not every relationship needs to be thrown away. However, there has to be specific things … Continue reading Restoring a Broken Relationship

A Changed Heart

Photo by Pixabay As Saul turned to leave Samuel, God changed Saul’s heart, and all these signs were fulfilled that day. 1 Samuel 10:9 Saul had come to Samuel looking for his father’s donkeys, but God had other plans. By the time Saul leaves Samuel’s presence, he was anointed king over Israel. Following this event, … Continue reading A Changed Heart

IDOLS!?

Photo by AltumCode And the man cried out against the altar by the word of the Lord and said, “O altar, altar, thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, a son shall be born to the house of David, Josiah by name, and shall sacrifice on you the priests of the high places who make offerings on … Continue reading IDOLS!?

The Power of Forgiveness

Photo by Alex Shute. As for you, what you intended against me for evil, God intended for good, in order to accomplish a day like this- to preserve the lives of many people. So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Genesis 50:20-21 The back story… Joseph is having a … Continue reading The Power of Forgiveness

The Reason for Our Hope [Bible study]

Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15 What is hope? Hope can be defined as trusting in, waiting for, desiring, or expecting something beneficial in the future. ( Baker’s Evangelical … Continue reading The Reason for Our Hope [Bible study]

LOT’S CHOICE

Abram lived in the land of Canaan, and Lot settled in the cities on the plain and set up his tent near Sodom. Now the men of Sodom were evil, sinning immensely against the Lord. Genesis 13:12-13 Lot had a choice to live near Abram but he chose to live near Sodom. Living near Sodom … Continue reading LOT’S CHOICE

Patient Endurance [Bible Study]

What is endurance? Endurance is defined as the ability to withstand hardship or adversity; especially the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity. (Miriam Webster) We can therefore say, patient endurance is the ability to withstand adversity for a long period of time with a good attitude. You can endure without being patient. … Continue reading Patient Endurance [Bible Study]