There is only a fine line between Christians and the world at times when it comes to attitudes. Sometimes Christians feel that their relationship with God gives the privilege to criticize other Christians. But the fact is that none of us have that right. We are all on the same level until we get to … Continue reading Who Gets to Throw the First Stone?
Too often, we are either awarded or judged by the size or kind of gift we give. The focus is put on the actual gift itself instead of on the heart of the person who is giving it. When we give a gift from our heart, it's worth everything because it's a gift of love, and … Continue reading Love Comes in all Sizes
This weekend many people will celebrate Easter. Most will exalt the Easter bunny and the gifts of chocolate that he supposedly brings. But Christians will exalt Christ Jesus because the gift He brings is salvation. Let's come to the cross and celebrate together! The greatest act of love that this world has ever witnessed happened … Continue reading Come to the Cross!
Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? —He is revealed by the Spirit of God to those who hunger for God. 2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: He hath no form nor comeliness; … Continue reading Isaiah 53: The Epitome of Love
Did you ever notice that life’s motivations go in waves? Nothing is stable. Everything is changing. The fashion industry, TV shows, hit songs, movie themes and even food is forever changing. But most noticeable is our social world where things that were once forbidden are now the norm, what we once called evil is now … Continue reading Things are Changing!
There's a mineral that we use every day and can't live without. It gives life and we use it to accent our food, preserve food, bathe in, and even cleanse wounds. Spiritual salt is also crucial to life, and we must always be filled and ready to respond when we hear, “Please, pass the salt!” Jesus had … Continue reading Please, pass the salt!
The angels in Heaven are rejoicing! Another child has come home! And yet, while Heaven celebrates, we who are left here on earth are grieved. We will miss Billy Graham: God's voice in the wilderness. His name is known throughout the world, and his fame has spread from nation to nation, yet Billy Graham has … Continue reading Billy Graham: God’s voice in the wilderness
Today, we have many different versions of the Bible and even more interpretations. Many see the words as complicated, and God as confusing, so the Scriptures have been twisted, turned, modified, watered-down, souped-up and even deleted to make it easier to understand. However, there is only one gospel and it can be summed up in … Continue reading The Gospel in a Nutshell
We are creatures of habit who easily adapt to convenient routines to suit our lifestyle. For many of us, going to church on Sunday and saying grace before we eat is the extent of our Christian walk. Others recite daily prayers and repeat scheduled Bible verses. But it's time for Christians to see beyond their … Continue reading A Fresh Vision
Many Christians identify themselves as being “born-again” Christians. Perhaps it’s their way of separating themselves from specific denominations, or perhaps it’s a term they use to show others that they really are Christians. But the fact is that a person who is a Christian does not need to say they are born-again. The changing point … Continue reading Born-again?
God’s love is displayed in everything He does. Sometimes He has to discipline us, and sometimes He has to allow things to happen to get our attention, but He does them because He loves us. And we need to show people that God loves them, not by criticizing and finding faults with others, but by … Continue reading Wine or Vinegar?
In this era of new age “Christianity” and false doctrines, many Christians don’t know that their soul craves to be with God. He created our soul and put it into a body. This is why people are always looking for some spiritual connection in life—they are searching for God and don’t even know it. But those … Continue reading In His Presence
Most Christians agree that Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus. But do they really understand the value of this precious gift from God? When God created the Garden of Eden, it was perfect. Adam and Eve were perfect. It was a holy place—an extension of Heaven. And God was able to come and … Continue reading This Precious Gift from God
The Christmas season is upon us, and it’s that one time of year when most people are happy, giving, FORgiving, kind, sharing, concerned, and just plain compassionate towards everyone. The atmosphere seems to bring out the best traits in many of us as we sing along with the carols and wrap gifts in pretty paper. … Continue reading What IS it about Christmas?
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas …..ronnie dauber's version ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Every creature was praising, even the mouse. The Bibles were open to the pages with care And showed us so clearly that Jesus was near. The children were singing and clapping their hands With visions … Continue reading T’was the Night Before…
We live in a fast-paced world that deals with timelines of tomorrow. We prepare for events to come, put money aside for the vacation to come and live every moment as if today doesn’t even exist! We need to slow down and enjoy today because we are living a lie when we are living for tomorrow. … Continue reading Living for Tomorrow
Many Christians feel that they are entitled to blessings and rewards from God because they're Christians. They focus more on what they’ll get from God than on what they'll do for God. They put the crown before the cross! God does bless us now, and He will give us rewards and crowns one day, but … Continue reading the Crown Before the Cross
We are coming into the Christmas season, and many of us are already in the Christmas Spirit. We’ve started shopping for gifts, and we’ve replaced our home atmosphere from autumn to the holiday décor. While the world has its own reasons for celebrating Christmas, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus that happened on that One … Continue reading One Glorious Night
Recently, an interview with the supposedly Christian pastor, Carl Lentz from the NY Hillsong Church was released. He gained a lot of attention when he refused to call sin what it is—sin. He prefers to preach a message that pleases his congregation and keeps them coming back. But this world doesn’t need happy people that … Continue reading Bring Down the Fire!
Sometimes it feels almost impossible to be happy for two days in a row in this world. There is always something horrible going on somewhere that steals our joy. We are surrounded by people who are ill, people whose lives are falling apart or people who suffer from financial depression. And the global disasters are … Continue reading Searching for a Happy Heart