First Kings 19 contains a story familiar to many. Elijah, having been used by God to demonstrate his power to his people beyond any doubt, having slain a host of pagan priests, and having outrun a chariot (see 1 Kings 18), experienced a panic attack. The burned-out prophet ran from Jezreel in central Israel all […]
Dispelling the misconceptions surrounding evangelism It is time for people to understand what evangelism is, and what it means for the church of the 21st century to engage in evangelism. So, here are 10 things that evangelism is and is not: 1. Evangelism is not supposed to be complicated. One of the first things that […]
Today’s Scripture “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5, NIV) Today’s Word What God said to Jeremiah, He says to each of us. You’re not like everyone else. You’ve not only been handpicked […]
What does Jeremiah 29:11 mean? For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11 Understanding the Context If you were to take a poll on the most well-known verse in Jeremiah, there is a […]
Here’s how you know what’s really important to someone: Look at their calendar and look at their bank statement. The way you spend your time and money shows what’s really important to you. You can say, “This is really important to me.” But what you say in this case doesn’t really matter. If you don’t spend time on it and you don’t spend money on it, then your heart isn’t really there.