Jesus Delivers Us

Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage  (Hebrews 2:14-16) We see that Jesus came to destroy the …

Victory Over Death

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com "Listen, I will tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.  For this perishable body must put …

The Interview, Buenos Aires & Plans for Uruguay

He stared at her. Did she have any idea of how beautiful and sexy she looked in that dress? She was making it really hard for him not to want to scoop her up in his arms and take her up to his hotel room and make love to her. "What's the matter?" she asked. …

When Overwhelmed, Seek God

I cried out to God with my voice—To God with my voice; And He gave ear to me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord - Psalm 77:1, 2 Sometimes God allows trials in our lives, but don't be discouraged. It's always for a good reason. It could be Him trying to …

What God Requires of Us

Now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, to keep the commandments of the Lord and His statutes which I am commanding you today for your good? - …

Zeresh

She is mentioned three times in the Book of Esther. Zeresh was the wife of Haman, the Agagite, the "enemy of the Jews" because of his deep hatred for Mordecai, the Jew who refused to bow and pay homage to him like everyone else. When Haman's joy at being invited by the Queen Esther to …

A Reasonable Request

“Please let us pass through your land. We will not pass through the fields or the vineyards, or drink of the water of the wells. We will travel the king’s highway. We will not turn to the right hand nor the left until we have passed through your territory” - Numbers 20:16, 17 Moses sent …

Matt Bumps into Melania

Matt was at Yorkdale Shopping Mall when he bumped into Melania. For several minutes, they stared at each other. It had been several weeks since they went to the Raptors' game. "Hello, Mel," he said finally. "Hello, Matt." Her heart was racing. She tried not to stare at him but it was hard not to …

Maddie and the General

She had come out of the unit where she was looking after a colored soldier when she literally bumped into him. Wide-eyed she looked up at him, mortified. It was General Turpentine. He was out there having a smoke. "I'm sorry," she mumbled, lowering her eyes. She was a colored woman and he was a …

The Sermon

“My question for you this morning, is do you recognize Jesus in other people?  In his book, The Wounded Healer, Henri J.M. Nouwen’s book tells the story of a young fugitive who is trying to hide himself from the enemy. He enters a small village where he receives kindness and shelter from the people.  However, …

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