It seems that every media site today is filled with people talking badly about someone. It's the latest rage! There’s so much contempt and anger bottled up that people just want to pour it out! They hear something about someone and then turn that rumor into a major roast that attracts other itching ears like … Continue reading Turn Gossip into Grace
It can be shocking to learn just how some Believers fight a spiritual battle. People scream and shout and yell at the devil, demand that he come and stand in front of them, and then there’s the chanting and heavy breathing and rolling on the floor. And the devil loves these battles because he gets … Continue reading Fighting a Spiritual Battle
The Bible has many useful purposes. It’ makes a lovely wedding gift for the happy couple and an inspiring graduation gift to the student. It comes in many sizes and colors and looks astonishing when artfully displayed on a coffee table. It can also sit on the corner of a desk and give off an … Continue reading What is the Value of the Bible?
When Adam and Eve ate from the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, they fell from the grace of God. Their eyes were opened to the existence of sin and they chose to follow it instead of God. Ever since that day, every person ever born has been given that same choice and … Continue reading What are You Doing With God’s Grace?
There is only one name in all the world that is worthy of our praise! There is only one name by which we are saved, and that can bring us into the presence of God. It gives us the hope and the strength to live in this world. What a beautiful name it is—the name … Continue reading What a Beautiful Name it Is!
Often when people hear a Christian talking about the salvation of Jesus, an alarm goes off in their head. They either run and hide to avoid an encounter, or boldly speak against the “religion” of the Christian and declare that they have their own religion. So why do Christians continue to talk about Jesus anyway … Continue reading Why Talk about Jesus?
Many of the challenges we face in life today would shock our ancestors. While this world offers technology and conveniences that our grandparents could only dream of, it also puts us into situations that would have terrified them. As Believers in Jesus, however, we must keep following Him and winning souls for His Kingdom and … Continue reading Never Give Up!
It’s not the challenges in life that make us who we are; it’s how we deal with them that reveals our true character. If we want to know who we really are inside, just wait until we are under pressure, facing a challenge or stressed. This is when our real attitude comes to the surface. … Continue reading Bad Attitudes
Many parents today believe that pushing “religion” on children is wrong. They want their children to have the right to choose what “religion” they want to follow when they are old enough to decide. That’s fine for the world because they don’t know God, and no religion will save them anyway. But for Believers, it’s … Continue reading Teach Your Children About God
The Bible is clear that the character of Believers should be like that of Jesus. The more we study the Bible, the more like God we become. Here are some ABC’s for Believers: ASK (Matthew 7:7,11) Jesus explained the relationship between our Heavenly Father and us, His children. In verse 7, He tells us to … Continue reading ABC’s for Believers
You can’t go anywhere today without being surrounded by fake news. Social media and even some of the supposedly authentic news programs are infiltrated with lies. Facts are being so distorted that people are becoming filled with either rage or panic. What is going on in our world? Is there an agenda behind this in … Continue reading The Agenda of Fake News
Too many Christians prefer to ignore sin rather than take a stand against it. Is this what Jesus told us to do? How can we share the gospel or be a witness of God’s love or of His saving grace if we don’t get out there and tell the world that sin is wrong? How … Continue reading Walking with Blinders
Like a well-stocked department store that offers a diversity of products to please its different customers, this world offers a wide selection of so-called Christianity that caters to individual needs and desires. And variety is good when pleasing our personal tastes, but there is only ONE Christianity that revives the soul. And the only choice … Continue reading The Road to Jerusalem
Many people in our country will go hungry today or will suffer from lack of money or needs to get through the day. And many more in the third world will starve and die from poverty. But sadly, in our ignorance, many of us will choose not to see or care about their needs and … Continue reading Crumbs Under the Table
Many people are suffering from physical, mental or emotional stress and they are ready to give up. Their only hope for help was in the world and it has let them down. And that's because the world cannot help when it is the reason for the problems. But as Christians, our hope should be in … Continue reading Jesus Saves
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?