Don’t Put it Off

"I passed by your church this morning and heard the congregation singing, Jesus is Coming Again." "Yes. It's one of my favorite hymns." "You really believe He's coming again." "Of course. God is not a Man that He should lie. Jesus promised that He will come again and He will." "If that is true, why …

It Got Personal

After he finished saying his prayers, he left the church. It was another beautiful evening and he smiled as he made his way across the field. Clara was already there. "Hello," he said. She smiled. "Hello. Here's the book," she said, handing it to him. "And I brought a couple of unused Bibles." She showed …

What God Desires

“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:3, 4, NKJV). What is God's greatest desire? It is that all men be saved. That is why He sent His Son, Jesus into the world, …

Jesus Couldn’t Come Down

And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads and saying, “You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross” - Matthew 27:39, 40 As Jesus hung on the cross, the people and the chief priests blasphemed and mocked Him, urging Him to save …

A Free Man

So if the Son makes you free, then you will be truly free - John 8:36 I didn't think that anybody cared about me. Why should they? I was a lowlife. I ran with the wrong crowd. Got into trouble all of the time. Gave my poor Mama a lot of grief. My Dad left …

God Lifted Me Up

I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire.  He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.  He has given me a new song to …

Helplessness

No one likes to feel helpless.  There are many examples in the Bible where people were powerless to do anything in the situations they faced.  When Hagar, the Egyptian servant was in the wilderness with her son, the water soon ran out.  The Bible says,  she left the boy in the shade of a bush.  …

Mary Said Yes!

Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word” - Luke 1:38 When the angel, Gabriel appeared to a young virgin named, Mary, in the town of Nazareth and told her that she would have a Son, she found the news astonishing seeing that she had …

For This Reason…

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work - 1 John 3:8, NIV When it comes to the meaning of Christmas, we always think of the nativity scene with Joseph, Mary and Jesus in the manger with the cattle lowing.  We think of the  angels who  appeared to the shepherds …

Simple Eyes

Your eye is the lamp of your body - Luke 11:34, NIV We met in Rafiki's training village in Rwanda.  There are ten villages and each one provides living and educational facilities through Bible Study, Education, Teacher Training, Orphan Care, and Widows.    Rafiki means "friend" in Swahili.  The organization befriends orphans and widows in …

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