Did This Man’s Riches Keep Him from Going to Heaven?

Did this man's riches keep him from going to Heaven?

There once was a young man who had great possessions… And he thought he was in pretty good standing when it came to keeping all the commandments that Jesus had mentioned in Matthew 19:18 & 19. He was a decent person…what more could he lack to get to Heaven someday? This man felt… Continue reading »

Let’s Take a Closer Look at Jesus’ Example

Let's take a closer look at Jesus' example

Bible Reference: Luke 6:12-16 KJV 12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. 13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named… Continue reading »

The Importance of Good Christian Music – Guest Post

The Importance of Good Christian Music

*Guest post by Glenda Thompson, musician, Hope Baptist Church, Joplin Joplin, MO. [Note about our guest author: Glenda has played piano for many churches in and around the country;  she started at a very young age;  her music seems to flow from her fingers and her heart.] Having been raised in a… Continue reading »

The Lions and the Bears Make Your Faith Grow Stronger

Lion and bear faith devotional #devotional

I Samuel 17:33-37 33 And Saul to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. 34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and… Continue reading »

Don’t Follow Your Heart!

Don't follow your heart #proverbs #bibleverse

I’m going to immediately jump right in to set straight the Fallible Philosophy that Hollywood is dishing out at us…. “Just follow your heart, and you’ll do the right thing” they say. This is HOGWASH (Informal noun meaning utter nonsense! LOL), and it doesn’t line up with what God’s Word says!… Continue reading »

How to Fight and Finish Well

How to Fight and Finish Well

Weariness.. Perhaps you’re facing a trial where there is no easy solution to conquer the situation. Our human nature often tries to prevail with a courageous “fight” to survive. After we realize that there’s no easy way out, we lose our peace…we toss and turn in bed at night. The more we… Continue reading »

When Is It a Good Time to Rest?

When is it a good time to rest? #devotionalforwomen

As women, we often push ourselves to be the “superheroes” for our family and friends. Admittedly, it’s good character to be a dependable, hard worker. I’m really big on the importance of having good character, but I have to push myself at times because the older I get, the more… Continue reading »

Consider the Great Things God Has Done For You

Consider the great things God has done for you #christinaquotes

I have a GOOD reason to serve God every single day!  Not only did Jesus pay the price for my sins so that I could enjoy Heaven, but He’s also done LOTS of GREAT things for me!  Even when I fail or sin, God is still yet mercifully GOOD! Today, I’m… Continue reading »

I Stand Amazed at God’s Goodness

I stand amazed at God's goodness #devotional #devotionalforwomen

Guest Post by Mary Sparks, Pastor’s Wife, Joplin, Missouri Count your blessings, name them one by one….. Have you had one today? two? three? more? Stop and just think about those “little things” that happen each day that we take for granted. Did the red light stop you and found… Continue reading »