A Clay Jar

Encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)

Faithfulness

Don’t Worry About Tomorrow

Don’t Worry About Tomorrow – Matthew 6:31-34

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Don't worry about today's needs or what tomorrow might bring. Trust God and live today as faithful members of his kingdom.

Jehoiada: Buried with the Kings

Jehoiada: Buried with the Kings – 2 Chronicles 24:15-16

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What better epitaph could we have on our gravestone than to be remembered for the good we had done for God and his church?

Overcoming the World

Overcoming the World – 1 John 5:4-5

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Faith allows us to endure the trials and thorns that come our way, overcoming this world and everything in it.

Even the Wisest and Most Blessed Can Fall

Even the Wisest and Most Blessed Can Fall – 1 Kings 11:4

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Solomon's example should serve as a warning to us all. A warning to guard our hearts and minds, and be dedicated to God alone.

Seed Sown on Rocky Ground

Seed Sown on Rocky Ground – Luke 8:13

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Putting down deep roots in the faith will enable you to survive when times of testing come and be fruitful in service to our Lord.

Standing the test

Standing the Test – Romans 16:10a

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As believers, we face many tests of our faith in this life. In the end, will it be said of us, like Apelles, that we had stood the test?

Broken and spilled out

Broken and Spilled Out – Mark 14:3

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Mary took a jar of perfume, broke it, and poured it on Jesus. It serves as a model for my life. To be broken and spilled out on Jesus.

Marching around Jericho

Marching around Jericho – Joshua 6:2-5

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As we serve the Lord, we often want instant results. But instead, we are called to faithfully march around Jericho, leaving the timing to God.

The Work of the Potter's Hand

The Work of the Potter’s Hand – Isaiah 64:8

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I might wish I had the abilities of some other people. But I am the work of the master potter's hands. I am what God has made me to be.

Keeping the words of prophecy

Keeping the Words of Prophecy – Revelation 22:7

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As Revelation comes to a close, Jesus tells us that the one who keeps the words of this prophecy and who is faithful will be blessed.

A call for patient endurance

A Call for Patient Endurance – Revelation 14:12-13

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Life will not always be easy for faithful believers. But what awaits us far outweighs the challenges today. So we should endure patiently.

Poor and afflicted, and yet rich

Poor and Afflicted, and Yet Rich – Revelation 2:9

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True riches for a church comes from faithfulness to our Lord, despite outward appearances. Be faithful, despite affliction and poverty.

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