Advent Series: The Decree

“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.” — Luke 2:1, KJV   A  decree is a law (whether civil, ceremonial, or ecclesiastical)  — an ordinance. Caesar Augustus, the Roman Emperor, gave orders for the empire Read more…

Give Thanks

“The Lord has done great things for us.” — Psalm 126:3, NIV   Give thanks with a grateful heart Give thanks to the Holy One Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son And now let the weak say, “I am strong.” Let the poor say, “I am rich Read more…

Forever Is Forever

“Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” — Psalm 106:1, NKJV   This week, we continue our Thanksgiving series.   “Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His mercy and lovingkindness endure forever!” — AMP “Hallelujah! Thank you, Lord! How good Read more…

Enter With The Password

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name. — Psalm 100:4, NKJV   Enter with the password: “Thank you!” Make yourselves at home, talking praise. Thank him. Worship him. — The Message Bible   You can pass through his Read more…

Knock, Knock!

I am! I stand at the door and knock. ⏤ Revelation 3:20   Do you remember as a child doing Knock, Knock jokes? Knock, knock. Who’s there? Etch. Etch who? Bless you! Jesus may not play a Knock, Knock joke, but He does stand at the door and knock. “Behold, Read more…

Sit Back and Let Him Work

  “And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.” — Romans 8:28, AMP   And we know. There aren’t Read more…

Casting Your Cares

  “… casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)   Have you ever thought casting your cares on God is like casting a fishing rod? When a fisher casts his rod, he strategically throws it out into an area in the water where he Read more…