November 20, 2016
Showing our thankfulness to God in prayer, praise, and worship is such an awesome privilege. And it’s also good for us to express our gratitude for one another.
October 23, 2016
When was the last time you went through a bunch of troubles and trials and tribulations and broke into your happy dance? Take joy in this: God is in control. God is good. And God loves you.
November 2, 2014
At the Last Supper, just hours before the cross, Jesus talks to His disciples about glorifying the Father, abiding in the Son (The True Vine), bearing fruit that lasts, and abiding in His love. Ten times in this exchange He uses the word, ‘abide.’
June 1, 2014
Assured of his own blood-bought inheritance in heaven, Peter exhorts us with these words regarding our inheritance in Christ: “Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy…” (1 Peter 1:8)
May 25, 2014
Jesus said “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” While on the surface it might seem otherwise, in these few brief sentences Jesus declares that extraordinary love will lead to extraordinary joy.
May 18, 2014
Luke’s accounts of the Rich Young Ruler and the little man named Zacchaeus are stories of contrast. Both men were wealthy. Both men passionately sought after Jesus; while Zacchaeus scampered up a tree just to catch a glimpse, the rich young ruler ran and fell at Jesus’ feet.
May 11, 2014
Hannah was the mother of Samuel and certainly among the stellar women of God featured throughout the Scriptures.Unable to bear a child (and chided viciously by her husband’s other wife) she cried out to God for help.
May 4, 2014
While Joy is the result of having a Messiah King that’s alive, grief, sorrow, and sadness are what you’re left with when your messiah’s tomb is occupied. Genuine faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ will produce hope-filled joy that exceeds all worldly woes. And that Joy will never end…
March 30, 2014
All humans, in varying degrees, experience weakness, pain, and suffering. We can either resist suffering and try to escape it (usually unsuccessfully), or we can embrace it with the understanding that weakness, pain and suffering are for God’s supreme glory, for our highest good, and ultimately will result in our eternal joy and bliss.
December 30, 2012
We humans spend our lives in the relentless pursuit of happiness. This is not necessarily a bad thing, and it’s even a mindset that is supported by scripture.