Without hope, we'd have no motivation to do anything. No purpose. No intention. No expectant results. Life within us would become a mere act of survival with no cares or implications for the next moment. We need hope. It's powerful and it's literally the driving force behind our actions, and it comes in many sizes … Continue reading What is Your Hope?
There was a time when Christians kept to themselves, followed Jesus and were still able to live in a society with respect. Many would sit on the fence, not sure what to believe because their minds were still partial to the things and ways of this world. However, as the days roll faster towards the … Continue reading The Days of Fence Sitting R Over!
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!
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
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?
‘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 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