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Protection

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given." - Isaiah 9:6 God loved us so much that He sent His one and only Son to die for our sins. Not only that, but He trusted us with His Son - with His perfect Son. He wasn't just trusting Mary and Joseph with Jesus. He was...

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We’re Good

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful to forgive us of our sins." - 1 John 1:9 "Just admit you did it, and we're good." I have heard this exchange on more than one occasion between my students. It usually requires a good amount of arm-twisting before the guilty...

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What’s In A Name?

"For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." - Isaiah 9:6 When you Google "Michael Jordan", his list of nicknames pops up...

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No End In Sight

"The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told." - Luke 2:20 Don't just read about it. Be about it. Every time I read a passage like Luke 2:20, I grow a little jealous. I'm always...

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The Shift

"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." - John 3:17 I often cling to this passage. And, I'll tell you why. For years, I was a God-fearing person. I still am here and there. I often find myself worrying...

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The Gift That Always Delivers

“As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” – Joshua 24:15 There is a lot of false idol worship out there. The most common has to be the dollar – the almighty dollar. It’s way too easy to allow money and greed to shape, influence, and even drive your life....

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Wants Versus Needs

“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19 There’s a big difference between wants and needs. He’s careful not to say God will supply all of our wants. Too often, man blurs the line between what he needs...

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Act Now

“Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all of these other things will be added to you.” – Matthew 6:33 You’ve got to love infomercials. One of my favorites has to be the knife that can cut right through a tin can with ease as if any of us needs to...

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Squashing Your Unbelief

“I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief.” – Mark 9:24 As teachers of at risk students, we sometimes need encouragement from our peers and especially our mentors when we’ve had a difficult day. We know it’s our calling, but sometimes we question whether we...

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No Expiration

“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he did it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.” – Matthew 13:44 Nobody wants to lose Heaven or his/her opportunity to get there....

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