Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel [America] is, that they might be saved. Romans 10:1 The world is a very dark place. There is a great need for America to send missionaries who will take the gospel to the parts of the world where the message of Jesus Christ has never been preached. If Americans, who are privileged to have heard how they might accept Chris
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth. Romans 1:16 How to Win Friends and Influence People, written by Dale Carnegie and first published in 1936, is one of the first best-selling self-help books. The book was a result of a fourteen-week course in which he taught principles on how to better yourself by bettering the people ar
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Romans 12:1 Throughout history, there have been many acts of heroism in war. Perhaps the greatest examples came
That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh.
Romans 9:2-3 When I am not broken-hearted over souls on their way to hell, I need revival. Think about the magnitude of what Paul is saying in Romans 9. His burden for his
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
James 4:7 When I persist in known sin, I need revival. Let me ask you a few hard-hitting questions. Do you look at things on the internet that you know are not pleasing to God? Do you w
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 George Washington didn’t start his military career as supreme commander of all of the Continental forces during the American War for Independence. He “cut his teeth” as a colonel in the French and Indian War almost thirty years earlier. His career and his life nearly ended during that time when he co
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? Romans 10:14 Like most kids, I used to put puzzles together when I was younger. As I got older, I upgraded to the larger, more challenging puzzles – the ones with five hundred to a thousand pieces. One of t
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Romans 4:5 You are probably familiar with many “rags to riches” stories. Often, these stories take place in the professional sports arena. A young man who grows up in abject poverty, often raised by a single mother in a rough neighborhood, works hard and breaks into the professional le
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 Arlington National Cemetery is one of the most solemn and humbling places I have visited. Row upon row of headstones mark the graves of men who gave their all in service of their country. I even grew up with a soldier who is buried there – killed in Iraq when his convoy was ambushed. In Arlington res
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Psalm 51:12 Growing up in a big family, my parents didn’t have a lot of money to buy good, name-brand shoes for us kids. To us, a new pair of shoes was a new pair of shoes whether we got them from Payless or the Nike Store. (Actually, I didn’t even know what the Nike store was until I was in high school.) We always got the shoes that had plastic bottoms – you know – the kind that sent you sliding an
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. Romans 8:15 When my son Jackson was younger, I was awakened in the middle of the night one night to the cries of “Daddy! Daddy!” coming from his bedroom. Now, I am not a light sleeper. It’s changing a little now, but I think if a freight train had rumbled through the middle of our house, I would still be asleep when i