What Will Become of Your Dreams?

The fruit of forgiveness will always triumph over resentment and bitterness. But the seed of forgiveness is sown with tears and weeping. The fruit is cultivated many times through years of faithfulness and sacrifice.

Here Comes the Dreamer

Here Comes the Dreamer “And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.” Gen 37:11 “And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh.” Gen 37:18-19 Why does God give dreams? Dreams are a peek into …

And Joseph Dreamed a Dream

“And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.” Gen 37:5 Talk about a “blended family!” Jacob’s family was not unlike many families in our country today. Jacob was married and had children by four different women. The only thing that would make Jacob’s family different from many families in our …

Kingdom Concepts – Parables for Your Life

During His earthly ministry, Jesus told fifty or more parables, depending how you categorize the Lord’s teaching. Of these at least eighteen are kingdom-related. When I use the term “kingdom-related,” I am saying that Christ directly tied the teaching of the parable to the kingdom of God or the kingdom of heaven. I will make no attempt in this work …

Your Trials Will Either be Stepping Stones to Greatness or Stumbling Blocks of Destruction

The only thing consistent about life is change. From the moment of conception, change is a consistent quality of the journey we call life. Everything about life breathes and exudes change, from the four seasons to the march from newborn to adulthood—all of life involves change. So, what about spiritual life? Should we expect spiritual life to be totally unlike …

Our Attitude Toward God’s Word – James Lesson 10

Of His Own Will Begat He Us “Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.” James 1:18 We are born again because God desires us to be saved and to know Him in the power of the Holy Ghost. For this purpose, He has made …

Building God’s Wall – Introduction

One of the hardest things about failure is picking up the pieces. Chaos doesn’t heal itself, and neither do damaged lives. If someone does not pick the pieces up, they lie where they have fallen. Rebuilding after failure requires courage, vision, and a large helping of holy enablement! Perhaps the failure is not your own. Maybe what you are dealing …

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God’s Good Gifts – James Lesson 9

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17 For those who serve the Lord, God is a Father of lights from whom all goodness and good things come. There is in Him no begrudging miserly attitude toward His children. …

The Pull of Sinful Temptation – James Lesson 8

“But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.” James 1:14 Verses 14 and 15 present the downward and wayward cycle of sin. You cannot get more practical than this. James does not spend time pontificating about different types of sin and different consequences. He simply nails the subject shut with simple and …