God’s Hand upon Ezra – Ezra 7:9-10

Would you like for people to say about you, “The hand of God is upon that person.” That statement is made in the Bible about a man named Ezra. Ezra was a man who was chosen by God to lead Jewish exiles from Babylon, where they had been held captive for seventy years,...

Blessed are the Unoffended

Luke 7:19-23 What does it mean to become offended?  A person becomes offended when he or she reacts negatively to unmet expectations of someone or something.  “John, why are you offended by me?”  The word “offense” comes from the Greek word “skandalon” which...

Purified Through Suffering

I Peter 4:1-2 God is in the process of purifying His people and preparing them for eternity. He has determined that He is going to make us just like His Son. (Romans 8:29) There are a number of things which God uses for the purpose of purifying us. We are washed by...

A New Start in Life

Luke 7:11-18 Many people have regretted the fact that they wasted many years of their lives. They have said such things as: “If I had it to do over, things would be different.” Or “I wish I could start all over.” Jesus offers you a new state in life. When Jesus saves...

Questions from the Storm

“Questions from the Storm” Mark 4:35-41 I was born and spent my first years in northeast Mississippi where the fear of a tornado was real. In 1936 a tornado in Tupelo killed over 200 people. Our folks took us to a storm cellar many nights. There are many...