The widow in this passage is a very unusual but interesting character in the Scriptures. We have no idea what her name is. She is a gentile. She is lives in an idolatrous nation. The LORD introduces her to us in this special time of need. There is a famine as a result of the three and a half year drought that was announced by the prophet Elijah. Will she believe God's promise to her?
I am continually burdened about my need to have a fruitful Christian life. What do I mean when I say that? True Christian fruitfulness is Christ likeness, being like Christ. The more you and I are like Him the more fruitful we are. Jesus...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Life is full of tests. Whether it is in the classroom, boardroom or the living room we all face continuing tests in life. Some tests are routine and random others can be monumental and life altering. Just after His baptism, the Lord Jesus Christ...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
“The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” Verse 46 “The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Can you rejoice in the God of salvation? Does your heart desire to exalt the God of your salvation? I am so thankful that I can declare that Jesus is the God of my salvation. Without Him I was hopelessly lost in sin. Without Him I was helpless to...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
David uses a tremendous analogy in this Psalm, "the Lord is my Rock." There is something about the strength of a rock, the endurance of a rock, the stability of a rock that gives a sense of security and safety. 1 Corinthians 10:1-4 makes it very...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
What is happening to the children of America? We hear and see the awful reports of shootings in schools around the country and we must ask the question; why are these things happening? And why are they happening more often?
We enjoy singing the song, “I Have Decided To Follow Jesus.” Praise the Lord for every Christian that openly declares their commitment to follow the Lord Jesus Christ. But, there is a question we have to grapple with. How far will we...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The Lord Jesus Christ is our ultimate and final example for every area of life. We have seen over and over in the messages this year that we are to be followers of Jesus. (John 10:27) “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Upon first consideration, you might not want to follow the footsteps of Jesus as prescribed by Peter in this passage. He is talking about suffering and no sane person wants to suffer. Peter encourages Christians to follow the steps of Jesus...[ abbreviated | read entire ]