“For as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so also the Son of Man will be to this generation” (Luke 11:39 NKJV).

April 5, 2020

THE SIGN OF JONAH POINTS TO EASTER As Jonah was in the belly of the fish for 3 days, so Jesus would be in the tomb 3 days before rising again. Jesus fulfilled every prophecy and prediction concerning His life, death and resurrection. The only “sign” that Jesus offered those who questioned His authority was

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” (Luke 11:13 NKJV).

April 4, 2020

WILL GOD GIVE GOOD GIFTS WHEN WE ASK? Does God give good gifts when we ask? Can we trust His response to our prayers? If we give ourselves fully to Him in prayer, will He test us with things we don’t want and take away things that we do?   Jesus answered these implied questions

“You shall have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure, that your days may be lengthened in the land which the Lord your God is giving you” (Deuteronomy 25:15 NKJV).

April 3, 2020

GOD CARES ABOUT HOW YOU DO BUSINESS God told Moses to teach the people of Israel to establish and maintain a standard of weights and measures, so that their nation would endure. God said that those who used dishonest weights and measures were behaving unrighteously and were an abomination to Him.   Having fair weights

“For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them” (Luke 9:56 NKJV).

April 2, 2020

WHAT SPIRIT OR ATTITUDE DO YOU HAVE TODAY? Jesus set his face to go directly to Jerusalem, passing through Samaria on the way. Jews traveling to Jerusalem from Galilee, normally went around Samaria, but Jesus did not. He was urgently focused on achieving his mission in Jerusalem and took the direct route. Yet when messengers

“When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the Lord your God is with you” (Deuteronomy 20:1 NKJV).

April 1, 2020

WHEN FACING A BATTLE, KEEP YOUR FOCUS ON GOD In Deuteronomy chapter 20, Moses gave God’s instruction for Israel as they prepared to go into battle against their enemies in the Promised Land. God instructed them not to focus on the power of the enemy, nor to be afraid of them. Instead, they were to

“Then her spirit returned, and she arose immediately” (Luke 8:55 NKJV).

March 30, 2020

CHRIST’S AUTHORITY OVER THE SEEN AND UNSEEN WORLD Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, fell down at the feet of Jesus begging him to come to his house. For his twelve year old daughter, his only child, lay dying. Before Jesus could arrive, someone came from Jairus’ house saying not to trouble the Rabbi, for

“Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you” (Luke 8:39 NKJV).

March 29, 2020

DOES YOUR FAMILY KNOW WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR YOU? When Jesus freed the man living in the tombs of the Gedarenes of demon possession, he begged to go with Jesus. The man had been living in terrible misery, possessed by so many demons that they called themselves, “Legion” when Jesus asked their name. In

“I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving” (Psalms 69:30 NKJV).

March 28, 2020

CHOOSING TO PRAISE AND MAGNIFY THE LORD The inscription to this psalm attributed it to David, who gave it to his Chief Musician with the instruction that it be set to the tune of “The Lilies.” David was a prolific song writer and gifted musician. As a young man, he played the harp to ease

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!” (Deuteronomy 6:4 NKJV).

March 26, 2020

MAKE PRAYER AND BIBLE READING A WAY OF LIFE In the book of Deuteronomy, Moses restated the wilderness stories and God’s law to encourage the Israelites to remember and keep their covenant with the Lord. He encouraged them to make God’s Word a daily part of their lives, so that they knew it in their

“A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation” (Psalm 68:5 NKJV).

March 26, 2020

AN ENCOURAGING PROMISE FOR SINGLE PARENTS My mother used to pray this Psalm of David, reminding God of our plight after my father died. She was a widow with four children to raise alone, yet not alone. For she called on God to keep His promise.   “Be a father to my children and a