By Bob Brubaker  |  

Life Is Never Easy

January 11, 2021

It is never easy. If it were easy, then the motivation, the effort, or the reward would be minimal.  But that is not the case in serving the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:1–7 (ESV) — 1 You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and what you […]

To Blame or To Make Excuses Is To Be Lame

January 4, 2021

The words of the title are an adjusted old proverb but as true today as it ever has been. So much so, that it is appropriate to begin the year with a quip to encourage you not to play the “blame or excuse game.” Ever notice how everyone is quick to blame and/or make excuses? […]

Hope For The Future

December 14, 2020

For many people, the prospects of a new year being as challenging as this past year is upsetting. In fact, even some people who profess knowing God and following the Lord Jesus Christ are often found expressing more doubts and fears than hope and encouragement. The Bible is filled with answers to many examples of such a dilemma. The book of Isaiah is a good example. Look […]

What are you really saying?

December 7, 2020

Is there a consistency of what you are portraying on Sunday mornings with what happens in your life the rest of the week? A pastor voiced concern recently about some of the people who sing on stage on the Lord’s Day and their Facebook posts through the week. The old saying that what you are […]

Where’s Your Integrity?

November 30, 2020

Proverbs 2:6–8 (ESV) — 6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; 7 he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, 8 guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints. Have you ever asked, “Where’s […]

What should I do?

November 23, 2020

Seeking to find God’s will in any given situation is not meant to be as much a mystery as people make it out to be. The journey does begin with a spirit of humility.  King Jehoshaphat expressed humility when the country was surrounded by enemies, so the king called for a nationwide time of fasting […]

God is Watching

November 16, 2020

Knowing that God is omniscient (all knowing), may go over our heads until we stop and think about it as it concerns us and our activities. We cannot hide from God! And that means we cannot hide anything from God. Psalm 139:1–4 (ESV) — 1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me! 2 […]

Discontentment Versus Contentment

November 9, 2020

Like most spiritual applications to life, we almost always need to think in terms of the opposite of how things are naturally. If we want to mature, we need to be more and more dependent upon God. The way up in life is by humbling ourselves or bowing down to God. The way to find […]

Here I Stand

November 2, 2020

Several years ago, with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, stories of Martin Luther really surfaced.  My favorite story includes his response to the demand to recant his writings and his stance to which he is said to reply, “here I stand and can do no other.” Where did Martin Luther get such courage? The […]

A Call For Mentors

October 26, 2020

The Christian life is one of continual growth, not just in gaining knowledge from book learning but growth in practicing and applying Biblical principles to real life experiences. The writer of Hebrews makes it clear that maturity involves practicing what you learn. Hebrews 5:11–14 (ESV) — 11 About this we have much to say, and […]