It's not easy to praise the Lord when bad things happen to us. But let's not forget that Jesus said we WOULD have tribulation in this world. Sometimes, the devil comes against us to destroy us, and sometimes God allows things to happen to teach us something. Regardless, as Paul wrote in Romans 8:28, all … Continue reading I Will Hope Continually
We all face times when we become overwhelmed with a situation, and stress sets in. The more we focus on it, the more stressed we become, and that's because we are trying to deal with it in our own strength and within our own abilities. But when we remember that Jesus is our Lord and … Continue reading How to Overcome Stress
The world around us is falling apart with its immorality and wickedness. Yet, as Christians amid this chaos and confusion, we rejoice because Jesus warned us that these things would happen. He's given us this time of grace to repent and come to Him, and when we accept Jesus as our Savior, the One who … Continue reading Today Could Be the Day
Regardless of what we face in life, we can get through it when we run to God and seek His help and protection! As Christians, Jesus is our Lord, the Shepherd who takes care of His sheep, so when the world comes against us, HE is the One we run to and whose arms are … Continue reading Who to Call When You Need Help
As Christians, our lives are testimonies of God's love and mercy. When we accepted Jesus as our Savior, we received His Spirit and became a new person. As we study the Scriptures and spend time in prayer and worship, our relationship with Jesus grows, and we become more like Him in our thoughts, habits, attitudes, … Continue reading To Become Like Him
Many new Christians dive right into doing "good works" FOR God—but God doesn't NEED our help! When we accept Jesus as our Savior, He becomes our LORD, and we have to study the Scriptures to know Him so that WE can serve HIM and follow HIS instructions. As we study and spend time in prayer … Continue reading Follow the Lord
Most people have drifted from God and put their faith in what people can do to make this world a better place to live. The voice of the controlled media rules their minds and hearts, keeping them in fear and unrest. Peace has been replaced by chaos, hope has turned into desperation, and love has … Continue reading Who Do YOU Trust?
If we could really know God's love for us, we'd never stop praising Him for our salvation. We'd see that He not only saved us from eternal punishment for our sins but also spared us from disasters we didn't know about, provided for us when we didn't think we had a need and answered our … Continue reading If We Could Know
A house built on sand will quickly be destroyed when storms come, but a house built on rock will stand (Matthew 7:24-27). When we become Christians, our foundations change from sand to rock, from lies to Truth. Then we need to build on that foundation, and to do that, we have to study the Scriptures … Continue reading Sand or Rock
Don't ever think that you're not important or not loved because—Jesus loves YOU! He left His throne in Heaven to become a man so He could die on the cross for YOUR sins and spare you from the inherent punishment for sin. When you accept what He did for you on the cross and receive … Continue reading A Friend for Life!
Many ask why God allows sin and corruption to destroy our world. God made a perfect world in the beginning, but when sin entered the people, He withdrew His Spirit from them to save them from being destroyed in His Holy presence. Then He came to earth as a man and died on the cross … Continue reading Where is Grace?
When students go to school, their resources are usually books they study to know and understand the subject at hand and put into practice what they've learned. And so it is with the Bible. God gave us HIS words to study so we can know Him, understand His ways, and be who He has called … Continue reading From the Teacher to You
Why do we keep praying for people when we don't see the results? Many don't get healed, and others continue to be dragged through the mire despite our prayers. God does hear and answer our prayers, but He sees the big picture, and more than just healing or helping them, God wants them to repent … Continue reading One Day We Will See
Paul says in 1 Timothy 6:10 that if we desire material wealth more than God, that desire can become the root of many kinds of evil. God wants to bless us, and when we love Him more than material possessions, He will continue to bless us. When our desire to share our wealth with those … Continue reading The Bountiful Eye
A relationship with anyone is a two-way street. It takes both parties' love, commitment, and sacrifice to turn a friendship into a lasting relationship. Jesus wants to have a relationship with us! He loved us before we were born, sacrificed His own body on the cross to take the punishment for our sins, and promised … Continue reading Two-Way Street
When we run into other Christians who appear unfriendly or strangers who treat us rudely, often our first reaction is to return the negative gesture. But this is wrong because we don't know what they're going through or how badly they're hurting on the inside—but God knows. He may have put them on our path … Continue reading First Reactions
The Bible speaks of creation and the fall of mankind and warns of God's judgment against sin. It also tells us of God's unfailing love for us, how He left His throne in Heaven, came to earth as a man, and died on the cross to take the punishment for OUR sins. The Old Testament … Continue reading The Unbroken Promise
We can't control most of what happens in this world, including severe weather storms. When we see the storm warnings, some of us panic, but as Christians, we can't let fear take over our senses. We need to use wisdom and prepare ourselves for the storm, but we also have to put our faith and … Continue reading Storm Warnings
Good works are NOT required by us to receive salvation because salvation is a gift from God. It was given to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus, His Son, and is available to everyone who believes in Him. When we become Christians, God's Spirit lives in us and shines through us in everything … Continue reading Good Works
We are living in perilous times. With so much growing global turmoil and unrest, it's hard to know who to trust or where to go for help because it seems as if those in charge are part of the world agenda. But as Christians, we don't have to live in fear or doubt because we … Continue reading Who Do You Trust?
When we look back at all the things we thought we needed for a successful and happy life, we see most of it was vanity. Our needs and desires change as we get older, especially when our eyes and hearts focus on Jesus. God's grace is all we need to enjoy life and tell others … Continue reading Abundant Supply
One of the hardest things to do as a Christian is to seriously give our burdens to the Lord. Something inside us says, "I can do this," but sadly when the devil is the one pulling the strings, we will NEVER do it. We have to realize that Jesus IS God, our Savior, the One … Continue reading About Our Problems
When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, they put us on the course for death—eternal separation from God. When our physical bodies die, our soul returns to God (Ecclesiastes 12:7) to be judged, and because of our sinful nature, we're all destined for a dark eternal separation from Him. But Jesus came and died on the … Continue reading Life or Death
As Christians, our sins have been forgiven, and we have an eternal Home in Heaven with Jesus. But for today, we have to live in this corrupt world, and that's not always easy when we are living in pain or hardship. This is why we have to look beyond our own issues, see what Jesus … Continue reading Looking Beyond
Many of us will look back on this past week and wonder how we ever made it! Well, we made it because of God! When we put our hope and trust in Him, God DOES bring us through our trials. So let's greet this new day with hope and focus on the goodness of God … Continue reading Focus on the Good