Category Archives: Friday Folder

More Important than Worship

Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift. Matthew 5:23-24(NIV) Have you ever felt like God’s work in your life is being hindered? Does

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How to Handle Insecure Times in Our World

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 (NIV) Sometimes I get discouraged thinking about all the trouble in the world. Watching the evening news recently hasn’t provided me with much more assurance that our world is

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How to Handle Doubt

Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:24 (NIV) Doubt is normal. Even Thomas, one of Jesus’ disciples, doubted—and that was after following Jesus for three years. He saw the Savior up close, witnessed countless miracles, and watched Jesus heal the sick. Still, he doubted. Remember that doubt is not total disbelief; it’s

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Direction

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9 (NIV) It was mid-morning as our little band of flatlanders arrived at our 6,000-foot trail head. Just a mere 24 hours earlier we had left home at sea level, and it felt great to be breathing the crisp mountain air. We tried to encourage our

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