Weekly Blog

The Glory of the Kingdom of God

by Phil Lapp They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; to make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom (Psalm 145:11-12). Is the Kingdom of God majestic to you? Do you speak of the glory and power of His…

Will Your Faith Outlive You?

by Santosh Poonen “All these died in faith, without receiving the promises” (Heb. 11:13). God tells us that pleasing Him is essentially a matter of faith. He calls righteous any who live by dependence on Him (Romans 1:17), and calls unrighteous any who live by pride in their self-reliance (Habakkuk 2:4). Since faith is all-important,…

Does Jesus Know You?

by Santosh Poonen “The kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins. Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps” (Matthew 25:1-13). One of the most striking parables that Jesus…

My Soul Followeth Hard After Thee

by Phil Lapp “My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand up-holdeth me…” (Psalm 63:8) When the Lord’s own right hand holds us, we have nothing to fear… The surroundings are just as frightening as can be, and terrifying to the stoutest heart, but the soul that trust’s in His Father’s care – will…

Run to Win – Heaven is Watching

by Phil Lapp Hebrews 12:1-4 After reminding us of the people of Faith who have lived and walked with God, before our time; the Holy Spirit continues to inspire us by reminding us to be consciously aware that there is a great cloud of witnesses watching us run this race of our life. This is…

Did You Waste This Year?

by Santosh Poonen There came a woman with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume of pure nard; and she broke the vial and poured it over His head. But [the disciples] were indignantly remarking to one another, “Why has this perfume been wasted? (Mark 14:3-4) Most people use this time of the year to…

Why are you Sighing?

by Phil Lapp Many people are sighing and crying about many things in their life. “Why are you Sighing or Crying?” As Heaven listens to you walk through the days of your life, I wonder what they hear? Do they hear about “things that are of good report, of virtue, and of praise” (Philippians 4:8)?…

Void… Good… Very Good… Perfect!

by Santosh Poonen The earth was “void” (Genesis 1:1)… then God made it “good” (Genesis 2:25)… then God made it “very good” (Genesis 2:31)… and God who began the good work will “perfect” it (Philippians 1:6). The above represents an interesting progression in the story of Creation. The earth is “void” when God begins His…

Four Thanksgiving Relationships

by Santosh Poonen “Let us come before Him with thanksgiving” –Psalm 95:2 The word “thanksgiving” is popular around this time of year. I wonder, however, if we have stopped to ponder what it really means to give thanks, and more importantly, why thanksgiving is important to God. Here are four thanksgiving relationships that we don’t…

Cast Your Net on the Right Side

by Santosh Poonen “… casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.” – I Peter 5:7 As I read these well-known words again today, I couldn’t get away from the word, “casting.” I thought of it in the context of casting a line or casting a net for fishing. And then my…