Change

Paul’s Ministry Produces "People” Change - Acts 16:35 – 16:40 (commentary)

Scripture does not explain why, but the next morning the city officials sent word to the jailer to let Paul and Silas go (v. 35). Paul, however, was unwilling to “sneak out of town” because that would have left the new church under a cloud of suspicion. Instead he told …

God’s Word is Sure - Psalms 119:89 – 119:96 (commentary)

To younger people, change is a treat, but to older folks, change is often a threat. We like to relax in our comfort zone and resist the dramatic changes going on around us. But when we do, we fail to grow spiritually and we may miss the opportunities God has for us to reach other …

An Obvious Change Takes Place - I Thessalonians 1:9 – 1:10 (commentary)

Paul makes three statements describing the change that took place in these new Thessalonian Christians:They turned their back on idolatry (v. 9). Keep in mind that many of the initial converts were Jews but the church soon included large numbers of Gen tiles. Many of the …

Prayer Changes Things - Habakkuk 3:1 – 3:19 (commentary)

Habakkuk chapter 3 reveals what happens when we stop complaining and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to us through prayer. The truth is prayer always changes us, not God. Having had his eyes turned to God (Hab. 2:20), the prophet now responds with a prayer. It is the mount …

Judgement Will be Hot For The Wicked - Malachi 3:1 – 3:6 (commentary)

Malachi’s message up to this point has been bleak indeed. The Jews have spurned the love of God. But the hour of reckoning is about to come (v. 1). At the Messiah’s appearing God will intervene in a never to be forgotten fashion in Jewish history. Wrong will ultimately be aveng …

Josiah’s Reformation - II Kings 22:1 – 22:20 (commentary)

Josiah was a lad of only eight when his father Amon died and he was crowned king to rule over Judah for 3l years (v. 1). He shares with Hezekiah and Asa the distinction of being one of Judah’s greatest kings (v. 2). The first seventeen years of his reign are left without comme …