Rejoice In Trials?

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials,  that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,  whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet …

No Other Name

"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” - Acts 4:12, NKJV Salvation comes through only one way and that is through Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. This is why God sent Him. "For God so …

Love Compels Us

Because we understand our fearful responsibility to the Lord, we work hard to persuade others. God knows we are sincere, and I hope you know this, too.  Are we commending ourselves to you again? No, we are giving you a reason to be proud of us, so you can answer those who brag about having a spectacular …

Our Value

What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under …

Shaniqua’s Story

I used to be a prostitute.  And then, one night, I met a Catholic priest who changed my life forever. Father Ramirez didn't preach at me like most religious people do.  Instead, he asked me about myself and what got me into prostitution.  He sat and listened as I shared my story and not once …

Ever Present

But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the LORD with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill – Psalm 3:3, 4 How has God manifested Himself during those tough times you encounter? Does He comfort you through …

Complicity in Sin

And Moses said to Aaron, “What did this people do to you that you have brought so great a sin upon them? (Exodus 32:21). Image by The Christian Index Moses was delayed returning from the mountain where he was with God so back in the camp the people were getting restless. They went to Aaron …

Christmas is About Jesus

Behind and above Pastor Williams hung a large projection screen with an image of Jesus with the heading, Christmas is About Jesus. "Christmas is not about Santa Claus; it is not about buying and exchanging gifts; it is not about having a big meal with your family. Christmas is about God's love for mankind. John …

He Lifts Up My Head

Image by © Monalyn Gracia/Corbis Many are they who rise up against me.  Many are they who say of me, “There is no help for him in God.”  But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the Lord with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah (Psalm 3:3, 4, NKJV) There are …

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