A Teacher’s Confession

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com "Good Morning, father." "Good Morning." She quickly made the sign of the cross before saying, "Bless me father, for I have sinned. It has been five months since my last confession. These are my sins.” Father Culpepper listened as she confessed her sins briefly and clearly. "Father, I'm truly sorry …

The Father’s Will

"And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day” - John 6:40, NKJV Getty Images Recently, when I was watching the animated Bible story, Bread From Heaven, I was struck by …

Fear and Wisdom

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom - Psalm 111:10 What does it mean to "fear" the Lord? Does it mean to be terrified of Him? No. It means to be in reverence of Him (to have and show the utmost respect) and who wouldn't be once they come to know Him? The psalmist actually gives us some …

Wanting to Be Wise

Read Genesis 3:1-6 Is it wrong to want to be like God? The serpent told Eve that if she ate the fruit which God told her not to eat, she would not die but would be like Him knowing good and evil. This, of course, appealed to Eve. Who wouldn’t like to be our heavenly …

Knowing God’s Will

Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. - Ephesians 5:17, NKJV How do you know what God's will is for your life? The best way to find out is to read His Word. God speaks to us through the Scriptures. My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11 which says, "For I know …

Bread Alone

But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’” - Matthew 4:4 NKJV The trouble with most temptations is that they may seem harmless or even good for us. After all, what's wrong with turning a stone into bread …

What God Wants

If you want to know what God wants, the best place to find out is in the Bible.  One morning I was reading one of the psalms and God clearly spelled out what He wanted from His people.  "O my people, listen as I speak.  Here are my charges against you, O Israel: I am …

It’s a Two-Way Conversation

When we go to God in prayer is there a moment when we pause to listen to what He has to say? Prayer is a two way conversation.  It is a form of communication.  We say what we have to say and then keep silent and allow the Lord to answer. I had gotten into …

Jesus’ Family Tree

Knowing where you come from is very important.  Nowadays, there are ways that you can find out about your ancestry.  In some cultures, including Jesus', genealogies are very important.   Matthew begins Jesus' genealogy with these words, "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham." Why does Matthew …

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