Isaac: Divine Delays

Psalms 31:15 reminds us, “My times are in thy hand:” Our calendar is not like God’s calendar. These Divine Delays are all a part of God’s plan to do a work that we cannot do on our own. But that’s easy to say and hard to live through. 

Abraham: Leaving the Altar

The fear of going without can drive any man to doubt God’s purpose for his life, but we must remember that God’s greatest resource is...nothing. When we have come to the end of ourselves, we have opened the door for God to do His greatest work. Running on empty is not always pleasant or fun, but it is necessary to live a life of biblical manhood. 

Abraham: Building the Altar

In every building project there is some type of blueprint. Whether that blueprint is on a brown paper sack or a huge scroll that meets the codes’ guidelines, there is always an idea behind what is going to be built. In Genesis 11, we find a people laying out the plans for a rather noteworthy project.

For Those Who Love Children

“Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.” The greatest way to impact the future of a nation is to reach another generation of children. More than ever, we need people with a passion to reach and teach children for Christ!

Noah: What Are You Building?

Man prides himself in what he builds. It is his trophy on the shelf, a staple of hard work and dedication. Soft hands and fishy handshakes are not welcomed to the builder of great things. His tools are his closest friends and his materials are common companions, but at the end of the day his greatest joy is found in his product. He is proud of his work, and his labor merits a good night’s rest. 

The Danger of Being around Good People

I often hear it said, “They are good people.” This is a subjective statement, of course, because it is filtered by the person’s standard of goodness. We know from Scripture that “there is none that doeth good” (Romans 3:12). The Apostle Paul, by any measurement, a good man, testified, “In me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing” (Romans 7:18).

What We Miss While We Are Looking at Our Phones

Have you noticed? Everyone is looking at their mobile device…constantly! In the grocery store. Around the dinner table. Driving down the road. Walking through town. Consumed with a digital world, we are no longer conscious of the world God placed us in. Concerned about connections and messages we are losing real relationships with those who are closest to us on earth. We have added so much information and interaction to life – have we stopped to consider what we may be losing? While we are looking at our phones…