April 25, 2021
Timothy will need courage to not only carry out his leadership duties to the church but face the opposition and persecution that’s coming his way. History records he rises to the occasion as he eventually faces his own martyrdom.
August 30, 2020
No one faced a greater degree of suffering than Jesus Christ our Lord. He went to the cross to restore us to the Father. He took on our sin. He died in our place. He atoned for our sins.
April 12, 2020
Is their good reason Jesus kept those wounds visible? Yes! Among other things, His wounds will forever remind us that our restoration to God came at an enormous cost. And what’s behind paying such a price to make us His? One word: LOVE!
November 3, 2019
The normal Christian life includes many trials and afflictions and these come despite God having made peace with us and we with Him. God’s peace does not leave us bereft of suffering and woe; His peace is ours despite suffering and woe.
March 24, 2019
The Scriptures teach us much about comforting those who are hurting. May we be vessels and voices of our Father’s mercy, comfort, and love to those sorely afflicted, suffering loss, or deeply pained within.
December 2, 2018
For those in Christ, we not only groan in the midst of sufferings inherent with this fallen world, we also groan for a coming Better Day. We groan for the culmination of our adoptions as God’s children. And we especially groan to be in the glorious presence of our Lord…
September 2, 2018
God calls us to trust in Him. Our response, when His word tells us to trust and obey, should be “Why not?”
April 15, 2018
Our sin was imputed to Christ who took it to the cross and His disease-free righteousness is imputed to us by faith. He saves us from sin and death and makes us forever well. Either by His wounds you are healed or you are not healed at all.
April 23, 2017
How could Jesus have joy heading to the cross? Because of what His suffering would accomplish–for His Father in heaven and likewise for us.
October 30, 2016
God’s discipline is rendered in love, is for our good, and will produce the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Hopefully our Lord’s discipline will bring us to a place of repentance and brokenness before Him.