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Hidden in the Quiver

Isaiah 49 is one of my all-time favorite chapters in the whole Bible! In that chapter, Isaiah described Jesus as a polished arrow: “And He has made My mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of His hand He has hidden Me, and made Me a polished shaft; in His quiver He has hidden Me” (Isa 49:2). Speaking through Isaiah, Jesus spoke of Himself as an arrow that was polished and then, once fully prepared for deployment, hidden in the Father’s quiver. He was speaking specifically about His first thirty years on earth. He was polished and prepared years earlier, but was hidden in the Father’s … READ MORE...

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Word For 2023: Be Brave!

The word the Lord has given me for 2023 is found in 1 Cor 16:13, “Be brave” (NKJV). Other translations render it, “Be courageous.” “Quit yourselves like men.” “Show courage.” “Do manfully.” “Be … READ MORE...

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The Moon: Faithful Witness

When God placed the moon in our sky, He was sending a message. He was making a visual statement to everyone on our planet about His goodness and faithfulness. Psalm 89:37 calls the moon “the … READ MORE...

The Word For 2022

The Lord gave me a word for 2022, and let me begin this post by sharing how I received this word from Him. I usually set aside a season of fasting and prayer right around the beginning of each New Year, to set my heart for the coming year. This year it … READ MORE...

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Let’s Come Together!

In our current season in which social distancing is practiced to some degree in some churches, I’ve been reminded about how intensely social and interactive the early church’s gatherings were. Their meetings involved activities that brought people closely … READ MORE...

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I Renounce Self-Preservation

I Renounce Self-Preservation I am being convicted of sin by the Holy Spirit today, and in response I make my confession in the presence of many witnesses: I repent from and renounce the inclination of my flesh toward self-preservation. What do I mean by … READ MORE...

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Finding Unity in a Polarized World

Our world is polarized socially, especially along political lines. When people in the world are nasty to each other, we Christians are not all that surprised; what’s disturbing, however, is that our culture’s polarization is surfacing in the church and … READ MORE...

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The Cross at the Center

Two thousand years ago, a bloody execution site in Jerusalem became the heart of everything we believe and hold dear. It’s utterly preposterous to the natural mind, but that’s where God died. When Paul said, “We preach Christ crucified” (1 Cor 1:23), he … READ MORE...

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What is God Saying Through Coronavirus

Have you wondered what God’s saying to us through coronavirus? In this teaching, Bob Sorge presents the book of Habakkuk as an interpretative lens to help us discover answers. If the message of Habakkuk interests, you can go deeper in related themes with Bob’s … READ MORE...