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
Years ago, people referred to missionaries as those elect few who gave up everything they owned in this civilized world to go and work with the underprivileged in the uncivilized world. The cost was high; many of them died shortly after arriving. It may be shocking to learn, though, that missionary help isn't only for distant countries; the … Continue reading The Cost of Being a Missionary
As Christians, we are supposed to love God, but how many of us actually know why we love God? Sometimes we get confused between the gift and the giver and we tend to value the gifts and the promises more than we value the actual One who gives them to us. So we need to … Continue reading Gratitude or Love
Often when Christians try to convert non-believers, they quote verses of Scripture hoping to prove that God is real and alive today. But sadly, to someone who doesn't know God and who has never read the Bible and who attributes the sorrows and tribulations of this world to an uncaring Creator, the Bible has no value. So what good … Continue reading What Good is the Bible?
The 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! Even though December … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate Christmas!
We’re living in an age when Christians are being persecuted for their faith by religious zealots. While the horrors of the Middle East are getting everyone’s attention, we need to bring our focus back a bit closer to home so we can see what’s happening here. Many Christians in America are being publically torn apart, criticized … Continue reading Stop Pointing Fingers!
Christmas season is the one time of year when most people are either totally engaged with the festive occasion or are refusing to have anything to do with it. While many of the reasons may vary, a common one for denying celebration is because some of us just aren’t in the mood for Christmas. Many Christians … Continue reading Not in the “Mood” for Christmas
Whether we’re a regular follower of the news or just a casual reader we can’t help but notice that the world is in a mess! From contentious issues at work to family disasters to world catastrophes, it appears as if everything is coming undone at the seams. Too often, though, we just brush things off … Continue reading We Need to Speak Up!
Many Christians have the attitude that they can work out their problems and they think that it’s a bother to even pray about them. Yet, God is always there so we should never get so caught up with the ways of this world and our own self-image that we forget to take Jesus with us. … Continue reading Pride Comes Before a Fall
So many Christians are standing in the doorway between this world and Heaven without truly knowing Jesus and just trusting that they’ll make it in when the time comes. But this is really one doorway that you don’t want to get stuck in, especially if the door closes when you're not looking. It’s like standing … Continue reading Don’t Get Caught in the Doorway
We all have days when everything goes well and we feel happy and free, and then there are other days when it seems as if Murphy’s Law just takes over. We get frustrated and stressed, and we feel that everything we’re going for in life is just not going to happen. We take our eyes … Continue reading Jesus is Our Only Hope!
Most Christians accept that there is a Heaven and assume that they’ll go there when they leave earth, but many do not believe that there is a hell. Some of the new-agers believe that for unsaved people hell is here on earth, and for those who DO know Christ, then their Heaven is here on earth. … Continue reading Are Heaven and Hell Real?
The Bible warns us that in the last days there will be mockers who will come at us from every resource to make fun of Jesus and His deity, and that if the Christians who profess to love Him don’t really know Him, even they will be deceived. Don’t let the mockers deceive YOU! “These … Continue reading Don’t Let the Mockers Deceive You!
Christians face many challenges in life and the greatest one is deception. Lots of people think they are Christians, yet their personalities and their lifestyles don’t reflect it. Are they Christians or is it possible that deception has made them Wannabee Christians? One of the concerns that people have about Christianity is that they’ll have to give … Continue reading Are You a Wannabee Christian?
It’s not always a peaceful walk when live the Christian life because there are times when the devil uses people to bring us unexpected trials and sorrows. Sometimes the stress we endure isn’t even from the evil darts; sometimes the greater hurt comes from the people who throw them. Most of us just accept that … Continue reading When the Darts Come
Today many of us will sit down to a festive turkey dinner with family and friends as we give thanks for all we have. We will thank God for our home, our family, our job, our health and our physical blessings, but these are only the effects that we get from the greatest gift of … Continue reading Being Thankful for the Greatest Gift of All
The Bible talks a lot about joy, and it’s an emotional word that we’re most familiar with in songs such as Joy to the World. But what does it really mean to have joy? Who can get joy and why do we want it? The word, “joy”, is used almost two hundred times in the … Continue reading What Does it Mean to Have Joy?
Have you ever wondered just how it is that Christians got saved in the first place? What turned them away from a worldly lifestyle that seemed to offer everything and drew them to the foot of cross? How did that atheist ever find God in a world of denial? It happened because it’s not their doing; … Continue reading The Gift of Faith
Like most other Canadians, I joined in with the traditional celebration of Thanksgiving this past weekend and there was so much that I had to be thankful for. I have so many wonderful blessings from God and I’m grateful for every one of them. I have to pinch myself sometimes to realize that I’m alive … Continue reading Being Thankful Just One Day a Year