Certainly you’ve had multiple conversations this week with friends, family, and co-workers. Some feel elated, and others feel devastated. Each of us needs walked back in from the ledge sometimes. Indeed, there are other times when we all need to be brought back down from the clouds. There’s no shortage of extreme emotions. Right, wrong, … Continue reading Come in from the ledge.
"Do you still not see or understand? Do you have such hard hearts? Having eyes do you not see?" ~Jesus questioning his disciples (Mark 8:17-18) Why are things so often hiding in plain sight? Looking for those car keys? or your wallet? I bet they're right under your nose...sitting right there on the table by … Continue reading Seeing the Invisible Qualities of God
"Not being bad" does not equal "Being good." A common theme in recent discussions with friends is that if we're not bad, we'll go to heaven. Don't lie, cheat, steal, etc. and you'll enter heaven. That's simply not the case. Why? Because "not being bad" does not equal "being good." "Being righteous" equals "Being good." … Continue reading “Not being bad” does not equal “Being Good”
"To love something is to see in it the hope of the promise that are in it, which our cynical, tired selves cannot see but which by God's grace we can see... "So when God in the Bible tells us that we are to love our enemies, he is not telling us to love what … Continue reading Love = Growing The Good Things
"How you can face eternity with confidence" by Jack Graham ~Shared by Evelyn Johnson, August 2016 "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23) A World War II chaplain told the story of a young man he encountered on … Continue reading “Then yes, son. You will live.”
"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are … Continue reading “Overcome evil with good”: Romans 12
"Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints..." (1 Corinthians 1:2a). The Bible teaches that a Saint is a member of Christ's Church, one of God's Elect. A Saint is a righteous person. Individual members of the Lord's Church are called to … Continue reading Called to be Saints