TODAY’S DAILY READING: 2 Chronicles 35-36 & Romans 6
Old Testament: 2 Chronicles 35- Grabbing A Dog

2 Chronicles 35:21
“But he sent messengers to him, saying, ‘What have I to do with you, king of Judah? I have not come against you this day, but against the house with which I have war; for God commanded me to make haste. Refrain from meddling with God, who is with me, lest He destroy you.,’”

Josiah had a tremendous ministry with wide spreading impact. His personal… Read More 

2 Chronicles 36- Compassion

2 Chronicles 36:15
“And the Lord God of their fathers sent warnings to them by His messengers, rising up early and sending them, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place.”

Compassion is a necessary ingredient in order to bring about change. It is more than an emotion, it is a sense of pity… Read More

Romans 6- Striving Against Sin 

Romans 6:1
“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?”

Paul boldly declares, because of the manifold grace of God, it is unreasonable for a Christian to continue living in sin. He explains why we should put our old lives behind us, and also gives practical steps on how… Read More

Turn Around

TODAY’S DAILY READING: 2 Chronicles 33-34 & Romans 5
Old Testament: 2 Chronicles 33- Turn Around

2 Chronicles 33:12
“Now when he was in affliction, he implored the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,”

Hands down, Manasseh was the worse king to ever reign in Judah. In a few short years, he undid all the reforms his father had effected, and seduced the people into sins they had never dreamed of committing. The spiritual climate n the nation was at an all time low, and the morality of the people followed suit. It is not surprising… Read More

2 Chronicles 34- Set That Aside

2 Chronicles 34:31
“Then the king stood in his place and made a covenant before the Lord, to follow the Lord, and to keep His commandments and His testimonies and His statutes with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant that were written in this book.”

Josiah’s story is a common one. While few have ever been king of a country, everyone who has responded to the Lord has walked a similar path as he did. First, Josiah made a decision to follow the Lord. This decision… Read More
Romans 5- Benefits

images.jpegRomans 5:1
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”… Read More

Believing God

TODAY’S DAILY READING: 2 Chronicles 31-32 & Romans 4
Old Testament: 2 Chronicles 31- Daily News

2 Chronicles 31:3
“The king also appointed a portion of his possessions for the burnt offerings: for the morning and evening burnt offerings, the burnt offerings … Read More

2 Chronicles 32- Underdog

2 Chronicles 32:1
“After these deeds of faithfulness, Sennacherib king of Assyria came and entered Judah; he encamped against the fortified cities, thinking to win them over to himself.”

I find it interesting, and somewhat disturbing, that after reading of the faithfulness of Hezekiah, we find him facing what will prove to be the fight of his life. The Assyrian army, with its… Read More

Romans 4- Believing God

Romans 4:3
“For what does the Scripture say? ‘Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.’”

A right standing before God is not received by the good works that we do, but by faith in the finished work of the Cross. This is illustrated in the life of both Abraham… Read More

Truth & Lies

TODAY’S DAILY READING: 2 Chronicles 29-30 & Romans 3
Old Testament: 2 Chronicles 29- Mr. Fix It

2 Chronicles 29:9
“For indeed, because of this our fathers have fallen by the sword; and our sons, our daughters, and our wives are in captivity.”

When Hezekiah assumed the throne, the nation of Judah was experiencing difficult times. The Assyrian forces had defeated most of the nations surrounding them, and the threat of Judah being… Read More

2 Chronicles 30- The Runner

2 Chronicles 30:6
“Then the runners went throughout all Israel and Judah with the letters from the king and his leaders, and spoke according to the command of … Read More

Romans 3- Truth & Lies

Romans 3:4
“Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar.”

A few years ago, I was returning home from one of my many visits to West Africa. Since it was a day flight, most of the passengers were wide awake, doing anything they could to pass… Read More

Always Watching

TODAY’S DAILY READING: 2 Chronicles 27-28 & Romans 2
Old Testament: 2 Chronicles 27- Always Watching

2 Chronicles 27:6
“So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.”

My early years in ministry were spent as a Bible teacher at a Christian school. I recall one occasion, when I was … Read More 

2 Chronicles 28- My Fault

2 Chronicles 28:19
“For the Lord brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel, for he had encouraged moral decline in Judah and had been continually unfaithful to the Lord.”

It seems to me that men are addicted to titles. We give nicknames to our friends and relatives, the moment a catastrophe happens people are racing to give it a catchy name… Read More

New Testament: Romans 2- No Excuses

excuses.pngRomans 2:1
“Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.”

Beginning with the eighteenth verse of chapter one, Paul is … Read More

The Gospel

TODAY’S DAILY READING: 2 Chronicles 25-26 & Romans 1
06Old Testament: 2 Chronicles 25- It’s Not About The Money

2 Chronicles 25:9
“Then Amaziah said to the man of God, ‘But what shall we do about the hundred talents which I have given to the troops of Israel?’ And the man of God answered, ‘The Lord is able to give you much more than this.’”

Amaziah was king of Judah during very tumultuous times. The surrounding nations were a continuous threat, war was a way of life, and the people lived with the constant fear of being attacked. In order… Read More

New Testament:
Romans – The Gospel

Romans 1:1
“Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God . . .”

The Gospel was the favorite subject of the Apostle Paul. He used the term four times in the first chapter of Romans, 15 times in the book, and a total of 71 times… Read More

Oh Gravity!

TODAY’S DAILY READING: 2 Chronicles 23-24 & Psalms 149-150
Old Testament: 2 Chronicles 23- Set The Gatekeeper

IMG_1074.jpg2 Chronicles 23:19
“And he set the gatekeepers at the gates of the house of the Lord, so that no one who was in any way unclean should enter.”

There are many fascinating ministry roles found throughout the Bible. There were those who served as priests and entered the presence of the Lord on behalf of the people, others who served as kings or governors and were responsible to lead the people and those who served as prophets with the responsibility of teaching the people. Each of these roles must be… Read More

2 Chronicles 24- Oh Gravity!

2 Chronicles 24:20
“Thus says God: ‘Why do you transgress the commandments of the Lord, so that you cannot prosper? Because you have forsaken the Lord, He also has forsaken you. ’”

Isaac Newton is credited with discovering certain laws governing the natural world. These laws cannot be broken. The law of gravity simply states, what goes up must come down. We prove that to be true each time we toss something into the air… Read More

Psalm 149- A New Song

Psalms 149:1
“Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise in the assembly of saints.”

Sometimes, worship can have a tired feel to it because we are singing the same songs over and over again. It is so refreshing when the worship team brings a new song; partly because new songs come out of new experiences with the Lord. I spent many weeks of my early years of ministry serving… Read More

Psalm 150- In His Sanctuary

Psalms 150:1
“Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!”

The church serves many purposes, not the least of which is as a place for the people of God to gather together and worship. When we meet with the congregation, turn our attention upward and begin to worship, something takes place in time and eternity. We are given… Read More