Overcoming Despair

The Lord turned to him and said, “Go with the strength you have and save Israel from the power of Midian. It is I who send you.” But Gideon answered him, “Please, my lord, how can I save Israel? My family is the lowliest in Manasseh, and I am the most insignificant in my father’s[read more]

To Each Individual

There are different kinds of gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.  To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit. 1 Corinthians 12: 4-7 Yesterday I was[read more]

The Work Is Without Why

. . . the high priest questioned them, “We gave you strict orders, did we not, to stop teaching in that name.  Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and want to bring this man’s blood upon us.”  But Peter and the Apostles said in reply, “We must obey God rather than human beings.”[read more]