From the friction of diversity comes the polish that makes us more accurate reflections of our Savior. The poet John Donne wrote, “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” In other words, each of us is an individual, but we weren’t … Continue reading The Abundance in Being Different
Because of the cross, death for believers is just the doorway to heaven. Genesis 3:1-24 Most people prefer to focus on living, but death is a reality we must all face. Scripture says, “When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned” (Rom. 5:12 NLT). … Continue reading How The Cross Impacts Death
Ask the Lord to make you aware of the people you can love and serve today. Galatians 6:1-2 Jesus told us to continue His work on earth—to share the good news about God’s saving grace (Matthew 28:18-20). Following this command, however, isn’t always easy—especially with people who might be different from us. It may feel … Continue reading Sharing Jesus
Faith in action, Hebrews 11:1-32. #Faith #Hope #Love #FaithinAction Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was … Continue reading Faith In Action
What is Good Friday and why do we call Good Friday “good,” when it is such a dark and bleak event commemorating a day of suffering and death for Jesus? On Good Friday we remember the day Jesus willingly suffered and died by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 5:1 "Everyone … Continue reading Christ Died for Our Sins
Romans 10:13 ... for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Salvation: Deliverance from sin, brought about by complete faith in Jesus Christ as your personal savior an Lord. In other words: Salvation is something very personal and starts with Repentance, and starting and having a relationship with Christ Jesus and … Continue reading What is Salvation?
On Earth, Jesus Christ was fully man and also the Son of God, our Savior, and God Himself—so He is worthy of praise. John 1:1-18 While most people are familiar with the name “Jesus,” few truly know who He is. Yet knowing Jesus’ identity and mission are important because the ramifications are eternal. And the … Continue reading Who Is Jesus?
If we find that God is withholding something we need, it’s wise to ask ourselves if we’ve gotten in the way by sinning or failing to act. Psalm 84 The Lord has promised to provide, so why doesn’t He always meet our needs when we ask? In today’s passage, His promise of provision has a … Continue reading The Problem of Unmet Needs
Psalm 62 At certain moments throughout history, God literally shook the earth. The ground quaked as His Son died on the cross (Matt. 27:51), and there will be an even greater upheaval in the future when Christ returns (Zech. 14:4). But even in our present day, the Lord often lets the various foundations of our … Continue reading Our Firm Foundation
Matthew 6:16-18 Today much is misunderstood about fasting. One common assumption is that it’s related to dieting and health. And there are those who hope their self-denial will impress God or certain people. But neither of these is the purpose of the practice, according to Scripture. Biblical fasting is a spiritual work in which we … Continue reading The Practice of Fasting