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Thought for the Day

Who’s rebuking who?

The Lord Jesus was teaching some things “openly” with which Peter was not comfortable (namely, about His suffering, rejection, death and resurrection), and so “Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him” (Mark 8:31-32). Can you imagine? Rebuking the Lord because of what He was teaching publicly? “But when [Jesus] had turned around and looked at His disciples” (no doubt to consider what…

When Satan tests you, God will toughen you!

The Christians to whom Peter wrote his first letter were suffering terrible persecution because of the name which they wore (1 Pet. 4:16). Their “adversary, the devil” was truly prowling around, “seeking someone to devour” (5:8). These Christians were urged to “resist” him and remain “firm in your faith” (5:9). But, WHERE IS GOD? Sometimes when the devil is testing us, we want to know what…

“I need to get over myself”

I have learned some great lessons from some great Christian servants! I have visited numerous people in the hospital (who were in there for a variety of reasons) and numerous other people who were in their last days and moments on this earth. While these folks needed great attention and comfort, it has been amazing to me how many of them have asked how…

Plug the leak!

On March 11, 1864, the Dale Dike Dam in South Yorkshire, England broke and flooded the city of Sheffield. More than 600 houses were damaged or destroyed and more than 240 people lost their lives. It is believed that a small leak in the wall of the dam expanded until the dam failed. Can you imagine? All of that devastation caused by just a small…

When the storms of life come raging

Just like you, Jesus experienced storms in His life. To make it through our own storms, we would do well to follow His example. One day, “when evening had come” (Mark 4:35), Jesus “got into a boat with His disciples” (Luke 8:22), “just as He was” (Mark 4:36), in order that they might “cross over to the other side of the lake” (Luke…

I need the vaccine

I don’t know about you, but there is nothing I’d love more right now than the vaccine! Things would be so much better for everyone! It is the only way right now to bring about peace—collective peace for everyone and personal peace for me! Truly, without the vaccine, I am missing out on the best time of my life! I am separated from the best people…

For better or worse

A New York Post article recently stated, “Divorce rates have spiked in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic as couples have been stuck at home for months…The combination of stress, unemployment, financial strain, death of loved ones, illness, homeschooling children, mental illnesses, and more has put a significant strain on relationships.” There are some things, when you get married, that you just…

Exposing the darkness

Here’s a newsflash (not really): There is darkness all around us! Of course, you already knew that! The darkness of sin, ungodliness and immorality has filled the earth since Adam and Eve were driven from the garden. What can you do about it? One responsibility we have is to “expose” the “unfruitful works of darkness” (Eph. 5:11). How do we do that? Take time to read Ephesians 5:8-14. Go…