The Birth of Jesus: According to Matthew

Matthew 1:18-2:23 English Standard Version (ESV) The Birth of Jesus Christ 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ[a] took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed[b] to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved toContinue reading “The Birth of Jesus: According to Matthew”

Causing Little Ones to Sin

Today’s Devotional is taken from Mark 9:42-48 In our world today, people have an aversion to talking about Hell and sin. It is very offensive and distasteful. People would rather talk about Heaven and forgiveness. It is important to understand that when we ignore sin and the consequence of Hell, we are robbing the powerContinue reading “Causing Little Ones to Sin”

The Daily Bread: The Steadfast Love of the Lord

Today’s study is on Psalm 107.  Before getting into the Word of God, I want to tell you what this Psalm is about and then we will discuss four examples of God’s steadfast love toward the Israelites. Psalm 107 is the first chapter of Book Five of the Psalms. It opens with a community ofContinue reading “The Daily Bread: The Steadfast Love of the Lord”

The Daily Bread: Unfaithfulness to God

Today’s study is based on Psalm 106. As I sit and read through this Psalm, it reminds me of our present nation and all of God’s blessings over the years. Our people have turned their backs on God just like Israel. Today, I will be highlighting some of the key points from the Scripture toContinue reading “The Daily Bread: Unfaithfulness to God”

The Daily Bread: The Forgiving God

As I was reading and studying the Word of God this morning, Psalm 103 ministered to my heart. I will share a few thoughts that have stood out to me. But first, please join me in reading Psalm 103 (English Standard Version): Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless hisContinue reading “The Daily Bread: The Forgiving God”

The Daily Bread: Having Hardship, Fear, and Anxiety

Even as Christians, we may face from time to time hardship, fear, and anxiety. In God’s Word, it says in Psalm 91:1, “The one who lives under the protection of the Most-High dwells in the shadow of the Almighty.” If a person is truly a follower of Jesus Christ, he or she lives in theContinue reading “The Daily Bread: Having Hardship, Fear, and Anxiety”

The Daily Bread: Have you felt Defeated?

Have you ever felt defeated? Have you felt like you have lost everything? In Psalm 86, David cries out to God. Were you aware that you can pray this same prayer and it could apply to your own life in our current society? I could certainly make a commentary about the Psalm, but I willContinue reading “The Daily Bread: Have you felt Defeated?”