Old vs New Nature

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander …

Fear and Wisdom

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom - Psalm 111:10 What does it mean to "fear" the Lord? Does it mean to be terrified of Him? No. It means to be in reverence of Him (to have and show the utmost respect) and who wouldn't be once they come to know Him? The psalmist actually gives us some …

Why Good Friday?

Father Desjardins was saying a prayer and as he kissed the rosary, he opened his eyes because he sensed that he wasn't alone. Ede was standing there, watching him. He put the rosary in the pocket of his Cossack and then beckoned her to approach him. "I'm sorry, Father Desjardins," she apologized. "I didn't mean …

The Lord Rejoices

The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing – Zephaniah 3:17, KJV The fact that we are so valuable in God's eyes still blows me away. He is in our midst …

Redeemed

And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” - Mark 15:34 When Jesus was on the cross, He was mocked.  Those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads and saying, “Aha! You who …

A Changed Life

Christ [redeemed] me, and He will [redeem] you also! These words rang out loud in the marketplaces.  Myo Zaw made the impassioned plea to the crowd.  He was like Wisdom crying out in the marketplaces and pleading with the people to come her.  Myo's message was one that the people needed to hear. He was …

Love’s Ultimate Sacrifice

Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; He has put him to grief.     If he made himself as an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, he shall prolong his days,     and the good pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand - Isaiah 53:10 Whenever I watch the scenes of Jesus …

Prisha’s Calling

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven - Matthew 5:16 I read Prisha's story and was touched by the love and compassion she and the other women missionaries showed the people of Punya Basti.  The village was ready for harvest but there …

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