A tribe is a group of families who are related by virtue of descending from a common ancestor. All Christians have a common ancestor—God our Father—and by faith we are also “Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise” (Gal. 3:29). Abraham was the founding father of Israel and his grandson, Jacob, sired twelve sons who became tribal patriarchs. All twelve tribes were initially chosen by God to be “a kingdom of priests” (Ex. 19:6), but they failed to fulfill that purpose. Instead, the Tribe of Levi emerged as a unique clan of spiritual leaders.Read More
“Worry is a futile thing, somewhat like a rocking chair, although it occupies your time, it doesn’t get you anywhere” (author unknown). In His famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus warned worrywarts of His day with the phrase “Take no thought” (KJV) four times. Modern versions render it “Do not worry.” Worrying seems harmless enough. No big deal, right? After all, everybody worries. John Haggai said, “You could write on countless American gravestones the epitaph: Hurried, Worried, Buried!” Can you relate?Read More
Recently I read a quote that inspired me, “Aspire to inspire before you expire.” After all, shouldn’t that be the goal of every Christian—to use the limited time we have on this earth to inspire others. But before we can truly inspire others, we must be inspired ourselves.