The Power of the Word

What God has said isn’t only alive and active! It is sharper than any double-edged sword. His word can cut through our spirits and souls and through our joints and marrow, until it discovers the desires and thoughts of our hearts. (Hebrews 4:12 CEV) To counter bullying, little children were mistakenly taught to quote andContinue reading “The Power of the Word”

A Lesson From a Little Child

Jesus said, “Let the children come to me! Don’t try to stop them. People who are like these little children belong to the kingdom of God. I promise you that you cannot get into God’s kingdom, unless you accept it the way a child does.”(Mark 10:14-15 CEV) When I first started teaching Sunday school, IContinue reading “A Lesson From a Little Child”

God Values Young People

Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. (1 Timothy 4:12 NLT) While society sees young people as incompetent and immature, God sees great potential. In fact, almost everyContinue reading “God Values Young People”

Who Do You Say He Is?

Jesus and his disciples went to the villages near the town of Caesarea Philippi. As they were walking along, he asked them, “What do people say about me?” The disciples answered, “Some say you are John the Baptist or maybe Elijah. Others say you are one of the prophets.” Then Jesus asked them, “But whoContinue reading “Who Do You Say He Is?”

Just Say the Word

He sent out his word and healed them… (Psalm 107:20 NIV) I often heard this verse quoted by other Christians, but didn’t quite understand its meaning, until I started to believe. The Roman centurion did too. He believed that Jesus’ word was powerful enough to heal his beloved servant, who was sick and about toContinue reading “Just Say the Word”