Author Archives: Thomas Nelson

We may feel weak, overwhelmed, and discouraged. We may grow weary, but we can always, at any moment, turn to God and wait upon Him. His Word is our strength. He has already won the battle!

Strong and Courageous

Strong and Courageous

  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. — Joshua 1:9 Nothing in your life surprises God. Every event, every conversation, every joy, and every sorrow — He has either planned or allowed

God calls us to love people and help them… any time we can and in any situation He calls us to. No matter who they are, if the Lord puts someone in front of us and is clearly pointing us to love them… we have to! Are you up to the challenge?

Help Everyone

  In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” — Acts 20:35 Jesus calls us all so clearly to love and help others. He doesn’t mince words

Ask in Prayer: God Hears

Ask in Prayer Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. — James 5:16 NKJV In Mark 11:24, Jesus says something remarkable: Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received

You are essential! You were created to love God and love others. Someone needs your love today! Whom will you love?

Show Jesus to Your Community

  Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering… And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works. — Hebrews 10:23-24 ESV The early Christian church was founded as a way for believers to come together to encourage one another, discuss the teachings of Jesus, and

Jesus Is Enough

Jesus Is Enough Jesus didn’t live an easy life or die an easy death. The glory of Easter was preceded by the sorrow of absolute rejection. Our Redeemer knows what it feels like to be stripped of all comfort and ease. He experienced the betrayal of best friends. He sobbed alone, without a single person

Praise Jesus for grace! Many of us aren’t Jewish by birth and have been “graced” into the family of God! Romans is the book for us. We’re not bound by the old covenant! Come share your thoughts on Paul’s teachings in Romans.

Journal Through the Bible: Romans

  I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. — Romans 8:38-39 READING PLAN 5

1 John 4:8

True Love’s Endurance

  Editor’s Note: Today’s devotional is excerpted from A Jane Austen Devotional, beginning with this selection from Mansfield Park. Enjoy! Once, and once only, in the course of many years, had [Fanny] the happiness of being with [her brother] William. Of the rest she saw nothing: nobody seemed to think of her ever going amongst

A Classic Christmas

The editors at Thomas Nelson have gathered meaningful and heartwarming works of literature that celebrate the Christmas season and published them together in A Classic Christmas: A Collection of Timeless Stories and Poems. Authors like Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning often wrote about the spirit of Christmas and the grace and

What are you grateful for during this Advent season? Family? A place to live? Church friends? All that sparkles and brings joy during a tough year? Let’s remember to worship Jesus and thank Him for His generous gifts to us. He is worthy to be praised!

He Is Worthy of Your Praise

  Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion! For He has strengthened the bars of your gates; He has blessed your children within you. He makes peace in your borders, and fills you with the finest wheat. — Psalm 147:12-14 Several years ago, as I traveled through New York, I came upon

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