What You Gain When You Lose

Scripture: “Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, ‘Who do the crowds say that I am?’ And they answered, ‘John the Baptist. But others say, Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen.’ Then he said to them, ‘But who do you say

After the Battle is Over

David was willing to face a battle that no one else in Israel would face. He said that he would go, but Saul, the king of Israel, saw his age as a disqualifying factor. David did not have all the military experience needed to prevail in this fight. Just looking at the size difference between David and Goliath would have caused Saul to fear that the battle had already been lost. Yet, David was not deterred by the most influential and powerful man in his country who didn’t believe in him…

A Broken Nation and the Power of Prayer

Scripture: “The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the citadel, that Hanani, one of my brothers, came with certain men from Judah. And I asked them concerning the Jews who escaped, who had survived the exile, and concerning Jerusalem. And they said to me, ‘The

Surviving a Dry Season

Scripture: “Moses led Israel from the Red Sea on to the Wilderness of Shur. They traveled for three days through the wilderness without finding any water. They got to Marah, but they couldn’t drink the water at Marah; it was bitter. That’s why they called the place Marah (Bitter). And the people complained to Moses,