All posts by Pastor Bryon

A Friend in Your Need

Jonathan went to find David and encouraged him to stay strong in his faith in God. – 1 Samuel‬ ‭23:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Do you have friends that encourage you to stay strong in your faith in God? Most of us have friends that encourage us when times are tough. But how that encouragement comes is different.

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The Power of Choice

For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast. – Proverbs‬ ‭15:15‬ ‭NLT‬‬ There is a story about two kids that were promised that something great awaited them in the next room. The first walked in and found a huge pile of toys. After a few minutes, he

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Blinding Fear

So from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David…Saul was then afraid of David, for the Lord was with David and had turned away from Saul…When Saul recognized this, he became even more afraid of him…Saul became even more afraid of him, and he remained David’s enemy for the rest of his

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Believe What?

“Unless you believe that I am who I claim to be, you will die in your sins.” – John‬ ‭8:24‬ ‭NLT‬‬ It is not just that you believe in Jesus, but what that is important. The big problem of Jesus is not what He did, not what He taught, but what He said about Himself.

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Deeper

Then Saul admitted to Samuel, “Yes, I have sinned. I have disobeyed your instructions and the Lord’s command, for I was afraid of the people and did what they demanded.” – 1 Samuel‬ ‭15:24‬ ‭NLT‬‬ It is important to recognize and repent from our sin, but if we ever want victory over it, we have

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Never Out-Numbered

Jonathan said to his armor bearer, “Perhaps the Lord will help us, for nothing can hinder the Lord. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!” – 1 Samuel‬ ‭14:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬ You are never out-numbered. You will never win a significant battle on your own because anything significant requires

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Expiration Date

They answered, “Show us a miraculous sign if you want us to believe in you. What can you do?” – John‬ ‭6:30‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Does your daily faith require daily miracles? When told that the only work God required of them was to believe in Jesus, the people demanded He give them a reason to believe

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Never Less Than

When Jesus saw that they were ready to force him to be their king, he slipped away into the hills by himself. – John‬ ‭6:15‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Jesus is never content to be less than your savior. You can be impressed by His miracles; He does not care. You can tell others about His wonderful glory;

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Never Enough

Who can list the glorious miracles of the Lord? Who can ever praise him enough? – Psalms‬ ‭106:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬ The only things permanent are those that are of God and for God. God’s wonder, our faith. God’s love, our hope. God’s radiance, our adoration. God’s miracles, our worship. All these will go on for eternity.

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Discouragement, Anguish, and Sorrow

“I am very discouraged, and I was pouring out my heart to the Lord. Don’t think I am a wicked woman! For I have been praying out of great anguish and sorrow.” – 1 Samuel‬ ‭1:15-16‬ ‭NLT‬‬ What do you do with your discouragement, anguish, and sorrow? It takes more than a few disappointments to

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