January 3, 2021
Believers in Christ have no other real choice before us but to press on towards the higher calling of our Lord. The notion of giving up must not take root in our minds and hearts.
August 9, 2020
So you are a believer in Christ. You tell others about Him, try to follow after Him, seek to be Christlike in all you do. In some cases you’re applauded for being a believer. But in other instances you’re mocked, ostracized, and rejected.
January 26, 2020
The prophet Malachi was called by God to confront those post-exile Jews who had become complacent in their attitudes and worship. They followed a form of religion, but they were apathetic and the practice of their faith had become half-hearted at best.
November 5, 2016
God’s mercy has brought us new birth, eternal hope, and the secure promise of heavenly bliss with Christ our Lord. But meanwhile, as we relish all these present and future blessings, trials are inevitable.
July 24, 2016
Many Christians around the world must seriously count the cost to become followers of Jesus. Some are disowned by their families. Some face the loss of their livelihoods and possessions. What losses have you suffered for following Jesus?
May 8, 2016
Following our coming to Christ and prior to the glorious day of Christ’s return, we find ourselves smack-dab in the middle of God’s reconstruction process. Once spiritual orphans sold into slavery, we were found and adopted by the King of kings.
December 27, 2015
For many in our “This-is-all-there-is” culture, the driving goal is living life to the fullest and this is often steeped in unreserved selfishness and hedonistic pursuits. But for believers with eternal hope, life now means knowing, loving, and serving the Lord selflessly.
April 19, 2015
Psalm 121 is one of the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134). Pivotal throughout this Psalm is the Hebrew word, Shamar. It means to keep, to preserve, guard, or watch over. To realize the Lord is our Keeper imparts an enormous sense of security.
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.’
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.