What is the Reward of my Faith?

reward-of-faithThe subject of faith is a very controversial one in the religious realm and few truly understand what faith is, why we need it and how our lives are blessed because of it. We all know the scripture at Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” But do we really understand what the reward of faith is? Continue reading

Yes, God Hates Some Things!

god-hatesThe impression of God in this new age is that His only character is love. He loves everyone, accepts everything and has made a home in Heaven for all of us. We’re led to believe that if we are a real Christian then we, too, will love everyone and accept everyone as equally loved by God; after all, God is our Heavenly Father and we are all His creation. We’re told that the real “god” doesn’t’ hate Continue reading

Christianity is not about ME!

all-about-godThe best decision anyone will make in their lifetime is to receive the salvation of Christ. Unfortunately, many people think that now, with Jesus on their side to ward off the evils of this world, they can be all they want to be and have all they desire. But they have it all backwards. Christianity is not about “me”! Continue reading

Who are the Children of God?

we-are-the-worldThere’s an attitude spreading across the globe today that wants us to put our differences aside and live as one big multi-cultural family under God. It says that regardless of what we call Him, we are all God’s children. Well, God does love everyone, but we are not all His children. Continue reading

The Joy of the Lord

choosing-joyHave you ever wondered how some people can be so happy and carefree one minute, and then become totally ticked and angry at the slightest dispute the next? It’s because the happiness that they display when everything is going well is a result of their emotions. And our emotions can and do change, just like the weather. Continue reading

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

The-Night-Before-Christmas-Logo-1‘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 of a baby being born in the land.

Mamma with her bonnet and me with my cap

Were in the mood for praising; not a long winter’s nap.

 Then out on the lawn there arose such a ringing

And there on our sidewalk were carollers singing.

We opened the door and there we bestowed

The big white flakes of the Christmas snow.

 The moon shone down on the singers around

As they sang in unison their glorious sound.

When, what to my praising heart should I feel?

But the presence of Jesus that was so very real.

 With His gentle touch and in one accord

We all knew then it must be the Lord.

In the glory of Heaven His presence came

With the angels about Him who praised His name!

 “Wonderful, Counsellor and Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Savior and Lord!

Prince of Peace, Healer and Son of God,

Creator, Advisor, and King of the world!”

 The gentle breeze made the caroller’s scarves dance

And their voices grew louder as we were caught in their trance.

We joined with their singing and praising aloud.

What an inspiring few minutes we spent with this crowd!

But soon they moved on to bless the next home

And we went inside where we would carry on

With our praises to God for His gift we would sing;

The gift of Jesus who had become our king!

 He left His throne above to be born in a manger

And gave up His glory for a life of danger.

But that’s why He came, to teach us as kin

That He loved us so much He would die for our sin.

 And He died on that cross! But He rose again whole!

His side was still pierced, His hands bore the holes!

But He was alive and He gave us His promise;

He’s coming again and this time to get us!

 But His eyes will be like fire; His feet as fine brass;

His hair white as snow and his voice like the past

When He spoke to the prophets in words so clear,

Like rolling waters for His children to hear!

 We won’t see Him as a baby born on Christmas Day,

Or as the Savior who gave His life to save.

We’ll see Him in His glory as God over all,

And in the clouds above us we’ll hear Him call.

 We’ll speak not a word, but our hearts will sing

Because we’ll know the voice of Jesus, our king.

And with His arms wide open and a twinkle in His eye,

He’ll welcome us home and forever we’ll abide!

 So we’ll sing and praise God for evermore

Because Jesus is King and our precious Savior!

We give Him the praise and we sing with delight,

“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

—Luke 2:11

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!

Let’s Celebrate Christmas!

2123279702_fe72b7a26f_mThe Christmas season is upon us and it’s truly the most wonderful time of year! Not counting the bah-humbug groups, most people everywhere are happy and friendly and filled with the seasonal joy. And while many of these happy people celebrate the “Happy Holiday” with Santa; we Christians celebrate “Merry Christmas” with Jesus! Continue reading