THE GOD WHO SEES

“Now Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive. ” Genesis 11:30 The Hebrew statement here is: עקרא שרי ומרי ולד לה עינ. The word עינ is the Hebrew word for eye. So, the verse could be translated “Now Sarai did not see a child.” Now read Genesis 22:14 – “So Abraham called […]

TURN ON THE LIGHT

Romans 13:8-14 “Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the […]

100 Questions

And if you greet your brethren only, what is unusual about that? Do not the unbelievers do the same? (Matt 5:47) Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your lifespan? (Matt 6:27) Why are you anxious about clothes? (Matt 6:28) Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye yet […]

REACHING YOUR CROWD

Luke 5:27-32 Jesus did not just randomly call Levi out of the crowd. Levi was a tax collector, and to reach tax collectors, you need a tax collector to be the ambassador. There are at least three ways I see Jesus working here. Tax collectors were despised by the people. They worked for the occupying […]

ALL HOPE IS LOST

“When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned.” Acts 27:20; ESV Ever notice that God always waits until there is no hope, then helps us? It happens in the scripture. Lazarus’ sisters were both upset because Jesus […]

CONFIDENCE

July 22, 2015 Steve Marquez “The wicked flee when no one pursues, But the righteous are bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1 What is confidence? Said William Penn: “Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.” Confidence is knowing what is right and standing […]

OUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED

Steve Marquez July 1, 2015 “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 Wisdom is knowing our limitations. I remember a few years ago that I played basketball with some young men at Calvary Chapel Bartlett. After a few minutes I was completely exhausted. I had […]

DO GOOD AND SUFFER

2 Chronicles 32:1 Steve Marquez Hezekiah, from the beginning of his reign sought the LORD. He cleansed the Temple, set up Temple services with sacrifices and offerings, and held a Passover celebration for all the Children Of Israel, including those in the north. He made sure the priests and Levites were provided for in order […]

HUMBLED BEFORE OUR GOD

Steve Marquez “Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. But he did evil in the sight of the Lord, according to the abominations of the nations whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel.” 2 Chronicles 33:1-2 How could this happen?! His father […]

STUPID

“After this he (Sampson) loved a woman in the Valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.” Judges 16:4 Chapter 16 begins with Sampson visiting a prostitute. Earlier in Judges 14, he wants a Philistine girl because she was “right in his eyes.” And now we see him in the valley of Sorek, which means, “grapevines”. […]