“Light In The Lord” ( Ephesians 5: 8, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


Once we were darkness, “but now [we] are light in the Lord.” As children of light, we should walk in that light, “discerning what is pleasing to the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:10) Paul repeats himself, so that we know how important is his point. He says again that we are not to walk “as unwise people…

“Fresh Wineskins” ( Mark 2: 22, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


Jesus says, “New wine is for fresh wineskins.” If you put new wine into an old wineskin, the newly fermented wine will burst the old skin so that you not only lose the wine but the skin. In order to keep the new wine, it must be stored in a new wineskin. And so, without…

“A Very Kind Testimonial” by D.s. Lewis Axberg


“Precious Sister Carley Evans Is a Very GOOD Example Of ABEL—Teaching—I say this Very Carefully Now—Because It is a Risk Often To Lift Up a Specially Gift—Or Ministry Or Person—But I Feel The HOLY SPIRIT Want It—And HE KNOWS Everything—She Is A Very Humble Sister—to—So I Believe She Can Handle This Right—SHE KNOWS IT IS…

“A Kingdom Falling” ( Mark 3: 24, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


Jesus uses an example to illustrate how He can not possibly be driving out demons by the power behind the very same demons. He says, “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.” Now we know that Jesus does not fabricate His illustrations; rather everything which proceeds from His mouth is Truth…

“And Not A Few” ( 2 Kings 4: 3, ESV ) by Carley Evans


A widow of one of the sons of the prophets calls out to Elisha, telling him “that the creditor has come to take [her] two children to be slaves” since she is unable to pay her debts. (2 Kings 4:1) Elisha seems to rhetorically ask, “What shall I do for you?” then comes up with…

“A Foolish Oath” ( 1 Samuel 14 : 28, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


For some reason, Saul places an oath on all the fighting men of Israel, commanding them to refrain from eating after defeating the Philistines. He says to his soldiers, “The man who eats food before evening, before I have taken vengeance on my enemies is cursed.” (1 Samuel 14:24) This seems almost like a boast….

“Open Talk” ( Mark 8: 32, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


While traveling between villages, Jesus asks His disciples who the people believe He is. They say, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” (Mark 8:28) Oddly enough, these opinions of Jesus’ true identity show that belief in resurrection from the dead is not an issue for “the people.” Jesus then…

“Why Are You Angry?” ( Genesis 4: 6, ESV ) by Carley Evans


Cain, the “worker of the ground,” is angry. His offering to God has brought him “no regard.” (Genesis 4:2,4) His face falls. God asks, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted?” Then God warns, “And if you do not do well, sin is…

“Watch Out” ( Galatians 5: 15, ESV ) by Carley Evans


Christ set us free from the law of sin and death and we are “not [to] submit again to a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1) Since we have died to the world in and through Christ, Paul wonders why we “submit to regulations” of the world as if we were still alive to the world….

“Before Faith Came” ( Galatians 3: 23, ESV ) by Carley Evans


“Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed.” Paul identifies the law as “our guardian until Christ came.” (Galatians 3:24) This guardian kept us under lock and key, safely shut up in a cell. Once Christ arrived, we became “sons of God, through faith.”…

“Get Wisdom” ( Proverbs 16: 16, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


“A crucible for silver, a smelter for gold, and the Lord is the tester of hearts.” “All a man’s ways seem to right to him, but the Lord evaluates the motives.” (Proverbs 16:2) “The Lord’s lamp sheds light on a person’s life, searching the innermost parts.” (Proverbs 20:27) “Get wisdom — how much better than…