Entries by David Ball

Be Strong

Zechariah 8:9 The Lord of Hosts says this: ‘Let your hands be strong’ God encouraged these men because they needed it; there was very little, outwardly speaking to inspire them. They had traveled hundreds of miles and over the course of four months to get to Jerusalem. When they arrived they found a city in […]

History is His Story

1 Corinthians 2:2 “For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” What is your personal testimony? It is simply the story of how Jesus changed you. Paul was a great orator and communicator, not to mention being an apostle. But in almost every instance when he was talking […]

When You’re Overwhelmed

Psalm 61:2 “From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Are you facing a personal crisis? Maybe a problem at work or a financial problem. Maybe your marriage is going through a rough spell or you have […]

God’s Heart

Jeremiah 31:2b-3 When Israel went to find rest 3 the Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued to extend faithful love to you. When my granddaughter was a toddler, she wasn’t very good at playing hide and seek. She would hide and then […]

Moved by Compassion

Mark 6:34 “And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.” Sometimes it is easy for Christians to see nonbelievers as the enemy. Preachers sometimes rant and rave about the […]

Get a Helmet

Romans 13:12 The night is nearly over, and the daylight is near, so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Like it or not, as a follower of Jesus you will have people who show hostility toward you. Jesus said, “If the world hates you, understand that it […]

What is Worship?

Ezra 3:6 From the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the Lord but the foundation of the temple of the Lord had not been laid. Sacrifices and offerings were offered to God for two years before the foundation of the Temple was even laid. When we think about […]

Check Your Connection

Ezra 2: 59 Now these’re those who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan & Immer but they were not able to give evidence of their fathers’ households and their descendants, whether they were of Israel: Of the fifty thousand Israelites who returned to Jerusalem from Babylon there were some who could not trace their […]

New beginnings

Psalm 80:18 Then we will not turn back from You; revive us, and we will call upon Your name. I think we would all agree, America needs an awakening, but before that can happen the church needs a revival. We often use the words revival and awakening interchangeably, but there is a distinction. An awakening […]

The Highest Privilege

Revelation 22:20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! Today half of all Americans claim to be born again. Even more claim to believe in God. If you want to apply a litmus test to your relationship with God then, for the sake of […]