Episode 90: Rejoicing in Your Tents

Are any challenges approaching you? Are you quietly, soberly, perhaps fearfully facing the prospects of tomorrow? No matter what assailant is staked out on the hillside against you, there is hope. Pause briefly with Pastor Thomas Overmiller…

Rejoicing in Your Tents

Imagine that you are a bird, perched on the branch of a tree some 3,000 years ago. Overlooking a verdant valley in Israel, you see the tents of an invading army staked across the distant hillside. On the opposite hillside, you see the tents…

Episode 89: The Benefits of Giving

Those who give finances to God and meet the needs of others with the money God gives them, they receive benefits in return. Do you agree? But what are the fruits or benefits of giving money to God and meeting the needs of others? Join Pastor…

The Benefits of Financial Giving

An Encouraging Perspective Those who give finances to God and meet the needs of others with the money God gives them, they receive benefits in return. Do you agree? Paul told the members of the church in Philippi that they "did well" when they…

Episode 88: Confidence for Personal Change

Are you ever overwhelmed, feeling that true change in your Christian life is not possible? Take a moment to consider the teaching given to us in Colossians 1:27-29, that Christ is in you. This truth gives confidence that personal change is possible,…

Married 72 Years

According to The Economist, "the average length of a marriage before a divorce in the mostly rich countries of the OECD [is 13.6 years]. Italians stick it out longest (perhaps because formal separation is lengthy and expensive). Americans,…

Would You Point Mark Zuckerberg to Jesus?

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, says he wants to “talk to more people about how they’re living, working and thinking about the future.” To do this, he plans to meet new people by visiting all 50 US states by the end of 2017. He's…

Unbelieving Family

Did you know that Jesus lived with unbelieving family members? We get a glimpse into this part of his life from John 7:1-9. Jewish authorities wanted to kill Jesus. (John 7:1) This was a difficult phase in the public ministry of Jesus, requiring…

My 5 for Friday (January 27, 2017)

National and world events dominate the headlines. But there is something else going on in the world that doesn't usually get front page attention. Christian missions is happening. It's been happening for 2,000 years and it is still happening…