“On That Day” (Zechariah 14: 9, NEB) by Carley Evans


A future exists for us; a future at which time “living water issues from Jerusalem, half flowing to the eastern sea and half to the western, in summer and winter alike.” (Zechariah 14: 8) “On that day is neither heat nor cold nor frost. It is all one day, whose coming is known only to…

“Give Up Life” (Matthew 16: 25, KJV) by Carley Evans


As you seek to save your life, you lose it. As you give up your life for Jesus’ sake, you find it. God provides a ram in the thicket for Abraham to sacrifice as a substitute for his son, Isaac whom he is willing to give up to God. Do not be mistaken — Abraham…

“So Ridiculous” (Jeremiah 23: 24, HCSB) by Carley Evans


God asks us pointedly how it is that we think we are able to hide from Him. After all, He fills the heavens and the earth. As David laments, no matter where he tries to hide from God’s presence, God is in that place. To hide our sins from God is downright silly. Perhaps God…

“But The Lord Is Faithful” (2 Thessalonians 3: 3, HCSB) by Carley Evans


Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy inform the church of the Thessalonians that God protects Christians from “wicked and evil men” who do not have faith. In addition, God “strengthens and guards [us] from the evil one.” (2 Thessalonians 3: 2, 3) God “encourages [our] hearts and strengthens [us] in every good work and word.” (2 Thessalonians…

“A Consuming Fire” (Hebrews 10: 26, HCSB) by Carley Evans


“It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!” (Hebrews 10: 31) God disciplines His children, not so as to destroy them but so as to sanctify them. True, vengeance does belong to the Lord; and He does indeed repay. His vengeance falls on His Son with full payment withdrawn…

“Do You Believe This?” (Romans 10: 14, HCSB) by Carley Evans


People must hear about Jesus before being able to believe in Him as Lord and Savior. And of course, writes Paul, someone must tell about Jesus before people are able to hear about Him. In order to tell others about Jesus, someone must be willing to preach. The message to preach is: “One believes with…

“In Anticipation” (Mark 8: 36, HCSB) by Carley Evans


What profit is there in denying the power of the risen Christ? What does it matter to gain the entire world — all its riches, its pleasures, its beauties, its powers — yet forfeit your soul, give up your life? “By faith, after Moses is born, he is hidden by his parents for three months,…

“A Father’s Good Gift” (Ephesians 6: 4, KJV) by Carley Evans


Fathers, do not exasperate your kids – “provoke not your children to wrath.” Rather, raise your children to know the Lord, primarily by teaching them the Word and setting an example for them to follow. Do not lie to your sons and daughters, but tell them the truth in love. Be gentle with them as…