No Heroic Measures

Both armies stared in shock. In a matter of seconds, everything had changed. They had gaped in disbelief as David, undaunted by Goliath’s threats, suddenly broke into a run — straight toward the Philistine. They had watched as his hand disappeared for a moment into the pouch he carried…then it reappeared, thrust a small stone into…

The Biggest “If”

In his letter to the Corinthian church, Paul made a sobering observation: “But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: and if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain” (I Corinthians 15:13-14). What if? What if Jesus had been crucified but…

Psalms 23: The Lord is my Shepherd

Jennifer Butts expounds on the pastoral psalm found in Psalm 23, “The Lord is my Shepherd.” The passage offers so much comfort in letting us know how “Goodness and Mercy” pursue after us. In every part of our lives, both of these aspects of God are available to the believer.

The Power of New Beginnings

Regardless of what 2016 looked like for you, it has forever rolled into the archives of history. Your victories are only memories. But the good news is, so are your failures. This year is a brand new, God-given opportunity to rewrite the code. If you’ve been thinking of quitting, thrust that idea out of your mind. Take a deep breath, get a cup of coffee and sit down at the keyboard. You’ve got some code to write.

He Came Down to Bring Us Up

Jesus, by His Incarnation, taught us one of the greatest lessons on leadership we could ever learn. We are not given power so we can exalt ourselves; those who are granted power receive it so they can use it to better the lives of others. The greatest among us are those who, like Jesus Christ, have given their lives to serving those around them. He came down to our level, fought our battles, and conquered our enemies – death, fear and the devil.

The Case of the Missing Holiday

I remember as a teenager walking through the grocery store in November and seeing aisle after aisle of Thanksgiving-related merchandise. Décor featuring Pilgrims and turkeys was everywhere. Just a few decades later, though, it’s hard to find a mention of Thanksgiving in a grocery store – or anywhere else, for that matter. The last clearance…

By The Rivers of Babylon

Dr. Kelly Nix expounds on the passage in Psalm 137:1-9. The writer begins the psalm with a despondent expression of his current situation. The Hebrews are asked to sing and play a song, yet the writer says that he cannot sing or play because of the calamity he faces. He is contrasted with the others in similar circumstances where they maintain a positive outlook on life.