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Good Friday Devotional

by PH

Good Friday! This is the day to remember our Lord’s sacrifice for our sins. It is this one act that was done 2,000 years ago in a small country called Israel that divides human history squarely into two. Everything else in history is just a footnote to this monumental event. It is when God’s Son became […]

Living out the “good fight” of faith

by LD

2 Timothy 1:7-for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Consciously we don’t always consider how strong fear can be, though it can be the basis of many of the decisions we make and live by.  We can have fear of acceptance so we conform, fear of provisions so we’re greedy […]

Is Jesus Still Relevant?

by PH

During our Korean Bible reading session, in which we are reading Leviticus, a member asked why the sacrificial system was instituted. To our modern senses, killing an innocent animal seems almost barbaric. I gave two answers. 1) It foreshadows what Jesus would do for us. He is the lamb of God that takes away our sin. […]

Grace to endure and anticipate joy in the Lord

by LD

Psalm 30:5–For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.“Tough seasons” in life can cause us to lose perspective, struggling to see beyond “the darkness” to what God is bringing together for His glory and our joy…During this time of “Holy Week” leading […]

Learning in this life, Christ must be enough…

by LD

Psalm 22:2-3–O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest. 3 Yet you are holy, enthroned onthe praises of Israel. What you hear is a man who is honest and open about his heart and desire for God to listen and answer his cry.  Frustrated and desperate […]

Why God Favored Moses

by PH

How much weight do we give to God’s reputation in our day to day decisions? For example, would you pass up on a promotion if God’s reputation would be tainted for you to take the promotion? Do you consider God’s reputation in your battle again sin? For example, when you are resisting sin, is it so […]

Recalling “how far” Christ has brought you

by LD

1 Timothy 1:13-14–though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief,14 and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. In a great sermon PH preached this past week on “sin and the fall”, he highlighted a condition that all of […]

Erratic emotions and faith

by LD

Psalms 13:1,5-6-How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?…5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. 6 I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.  If you are anything like me, situations and circumstances can bring you through a […]

Invisible Hands

by PH

There are invisible hands that are guiding the events of the world. Physical hands are necessary, but what ultimately guide those hands are the invisible hands. As Christians, that is what we ought to focus on – the invisible.When the Israelites were in the desert battling the Amalekites, as long as Moses had his hands […]

Fighting apathy to love when it hurts

by LD

Galatians 4:19–my little children, for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you!  In general, though there are many exceptions, parents naturally strive in anguish to raise their children according to what they think is right.  Even through their rebellion and dishonor, parents still grieve with a heart that desires what […]