A Way Out

Jason DeVries

Read: 1 Corinthians 10:1-22 God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. (v. 13) I know Scripture is true and without error, but sometimes this verse is hard for me to take in, even causing me to doubt. When temptation comes my way, it feels like giving in is the only path available. However, …

The Prayer Chair

Jason DeVries

Read: Matthew 19:13-15 Then children were brought to [Jesus] that he might lay his hands on them and pray. (v. 13) The laying on of hands in Scripture is often associated with prayer. Prayers for blessing (v. 13), healing (Luke 4:40; Acts 28:8), receiving the Holy Spirit after baptism (Acts 8:17; 19:6), and equipping and commissioning individuals for ministry (Acts 6:6; 13:3; 1 Tim. 4:14) are all modeled in Scripture. Jesus did it. The apostles and other believers in the …