Gratitude or Love

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

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Who is Jesus Anyway?

There have been many books written on the life of Jesus. Some come at us from a theologian point-of-view and are detailed in words we can't pronounce, causing us to get lost on the first page. Other views are written from a lustful assumption that brings God down to human level in an effort to conceive … Continue reading Who is Jesus Anyway?

Praise God in the Bad Times

It's easy for most Christians to praise God when things are going great, when the blessings are pouring in and everyone gets sick but "me". It's easy to say how great life is when we have a good job, a desirable home and an affordable new car. Most of us would agree that to "Praise the Lord" … Continue reading Praise God in the Bad Times

Our Sins and the Cross

The full impact of what was accomplished on the cross at Calvary is often not fully understood by many Christians. We all know that our sins were washed away, but many assume that now any sin they commit is automatically forgiven. Some continue to keep one foot in the world and others don't realize who Christ … Continue reading Our Sins and the Cross

What is Your Life Worth?

Too often we base our actual human value—our true self-worth—on what we can do. While knowledge, expertise, experience and accomplishments add honor to our lifestyle, none of them depict our actual worth. They reveal what is important to us, but are the things we do the benchmark that makes our life valuable? How can we know what … Continue reading What is Your Life Worth?

Stop Pointing Fingers!

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!

Not in the “Mood” for Christmas

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

Abusing God’s Love for Personal Gain

Nothing excites the heart more than love. Nothing quiets a restless spirit more than love. And nothing gives us the confidence to endure trials and temptations more than love. Life is all about love and, in fact, the entire theme of the Bible is love - God’s love for us. Yet, many people miss God because … Continue reading Abusing God’s Love for Personal Gain

When Hurts Cut to the Bone

We endure many emotional traumas throughout our lives and the ones that hurt the most don’t always come from people of the world. They often come from those we love such as our biological family, our church family and our friends, and these hurts cut to the bone. When we take a stand to serve Jesus … Continue reading When Hurts Cut to the Bone