Peace. Some folks think peace is hard to come by, but as believers, we know different. We know a peace that transcends all understanding; a peace that is always there if one simply believes.Continue reading
When Paul spoke to the church in Corinth he asked them a direct question. A question all believers should refer back to when facing struggles.
2 Corinthians 13:5-6 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test.
When Paul stated, “Christ Jesus is in you,” he wasn’t simply saying when one thinks of Jesus He is with you. Paul was stating biblical fact: Christ Jesus, who believers know as the savior of the world, God made flesh, the Word, the Lamb of God who literally dwells within us, within our hearts–at all times!
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We need a true revival for Christ.
- revival [rəˈvīvəl] NOUN a reawakening of religious fervor,
There is no name above His holy name. None have authority superior to our savior, Jesus, who left His thrown in heaven to walk amongst us.Continue reading
Was your family unity stretched just a bit last year? Perhaps patience was tested as tempers flared? You may not even know why arguments started – they just did.
If you want help calming your family, help bringing joy to their hearts and unite in love – try claiming Jesus!Continue reading
Are you ready for change? I know I am. 2020 and 2021 were years of uncharterd stress. Folks suffered individual trials as difficulties flourished. The world as a whole experienced great unwanted change.
In my small circle of life I witnessed or heard of the goings-on of family and friends as they navigated 2020 and 2021. It wasn’t easy and thankfully those years are over and done.
Now 2022 is about to begin. New years offer new beginnings. Let’s leave them behind and enter anew, a new day, by making a decision for change.
A change to purposefully, profusely, and properly speak Jesus in 2022!Continue reading
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The Christmas season has arrived!
Radio stations are playing joyful Christmas carols. Families are addressing beautiful Christmas cards. Preparations for Christmas cookies are being made as grandma’s recipes are pulled from kitchen drawers. And Christmas trees stand tall in the house, soon to be decorated in anticipation of Christmas presents that will surround them.
These events are not the reason for Christmas, but they have transitioned through the years into festive activities Christians enjoy as we celebrate the season. A season when school children and employees alike are excused from their expected duties to acknowledge one extraordinary day – Christmas!
Sadly, there are folks out there trying to snuff our seasonal festivities. Festivities Christians enjoy as part of the Christmas celebration.Continue reading
The prophet Isaiah foretold of the birth of a child; a child like none ever to be born. Isaiah was speaking of the birth of our Savior, our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace – baby Jesus.
Isaiah 9:6-7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.
His prophesy came true as told in Luke 2:1-20, where we find the true story of Christ’s birth, the reason we celebrate Christmas:Continue reading
Jesus Christ did not come into the world to condemn. Jesus came as a gift, a precious gift desiring to be given to all who will receive Him.
Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
Picture a friend standing just outside your door holding a beautifully wrapped large box! Wouldn’t you be eager to invite him in and receive his gift?
Now picture Jesus, desiring to be your best friend, offering you a more beautiful gift, one that will last a lifetime!Continue reading
In the story of Jesus feeding 5,000 men (plus uncounted women and children), Jesus, savior of the world, was thankful to God before the distribution and eating of the five small barley loaves and two small fish. Scripture says He simply “gave thanks.”
This Feeding of the 5,000, is the only miracle recorded in all four of the gospels (Matthew 14-Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6-Mark 6:31-44; Luke 9-Luke 9:12-17; John 6-John 6:1-14).
This story offers six interesting points:Continue reading