“No prophet has arisen again in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face” (Deuteronomy 34:10 HCSB).

April 10, 2021

WHO CAN KNOW GOD FACE TO FACE? Moses was unique among Israel’s prophets. Who else can compare to the way God used him to accomplish signs and wonders to free his people from Pharoah and to lead his people for forty years in the wilderness. What other prophet gave Israel God’s law and God’s Tabernacle

“He shepherded them with a pure heart and guided them with his skillful hands” (Psalm 78:72 HCSB).

April 9, 2021

GOD DELIGHTS IN RAISING UP THE SMALL TO GREATNESS This is a description of King David, whom God took from the sheep pens to the throne room, raising him up to be Israel’s greatest king. David was born in Bethlehem, one of the smallest towns in all Israel. He was the youngest of his father

“You also be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect” (Luke 12:40 HCSB).

April 8, 2021

WHAT DOES BEING READY LOOK LIKE? Jesus told a parable about a master returning from a wedding banquet and how his servants should be ready to open the door of his house the moment he knocks. He could return any hour of the night, so they must always be ready.   Jesus told this parable

“Don’t be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32 NLT).

April 7, 2021

WHAT DELIGHTS THE FATHER? Giving. That’s what make the Father happy. He loves to give. Jesus told His “little flock” of disciples not to worry nor be afraid about material things. For the Father loves to give.   So, don’t concern yourself with food and clothes, houses and wealth. The Father “will meet all your

“We must not hide them from their children, but must tell a future generation the praises of the Lord, His might, and the wonderful works He has performed” (Psalm 78:4 HCSB).

April 6, 2021

OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE FUTURE GENERATION The psalmist instructed the people of God not to hide the testimony of faith that had been handed down to them by their forefathers. Instead, they must “tell a future generation” all that God had done for them.   The truth is, we are always only one generation away

“You have kept me from closing my eyes” (Psalm 77:4 HCSB).

April 5, 2021

WHEN GOD KEEPS YOU AWAKE The psalmist spoke of a time when God had kept him awake. He couldn’t stop his mind from remembering the past and considering his troubles, when finally he considered the possibility that it was the Lord who kept him from closing his eyes. So he sought the Lord in his

“Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:41-42 HCSB).

April 4, 2021

THE ONE NECESSARY THING Martha was working hard in the kitchen while her sister, Mary, sat at the feet of Jesus listening. Martha was hurt, feeling that Jesus didn’t care that her sister had left her serving alone. But Jesus approved of Mary’s choice to sit and listen to Him, enjoying His presence without working.

“The eyes that see the things you see are blessed! For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see the things you see yet didn’t see them; to hear the things you hear yet didn’t hear them” (Luke 10:23-24 HCSB).

April 3, 2021

OUR LONGINGS FULFILLED IN JESUS Jesus told His disciples that they were blessed because they were privileged to see and hear that which their forefathers had long awaited. The coming of the Messiah had been prophesied since the Garden when God spoke to the serpent saying that the woman’s “Seed shall bruise your head, and

“If anyone is found guilty of an offense deserving the death penalty and is executed, and you hang his body on a tree, you are not to leave his corpse on the tree overnight but are to bury him that day, for anyone hung on a tree is under God’s curse” (Deuteronomy 21:22-23 HCSB).

April 2, 2021

CHRIST WAS ACCURSED FOR US The Mosaic law said that a criminal “hung on a tree is under God’s curse.” And for that reason they should not be left hanging on the tree overnight, but buried that same day, so that the land is not defiled. How ironic that the Jewish leaders would break the

“They appeared in glory and were speaking of His death, which He was about to accomplish in Jerusalem” (Luke 9:31 HCSB).

April 1, 2021

CHRIST’S MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Jesus took His inner circle of disciples, Peter, James and John, up on a mountain to pray. As usual, they fell asleep, but they awoke suddenly to discover a change. The veil separating this world from the next had been pulled back. They saw the appearance of Christ’s face changed, and His