If you are in Christ you are a new creation. You have been given a new heart. All your past sins are forgiven and your future sins are not counted against you. Jesus has paid your debt in full. He said so in the cross when he cried, “It is finished!”. So don’t continue to … Continue reading VERSE OF THE DAY Romans 8:1
There is no more painful a wound than the one inflicted by a friend or a loved one. It cuts us to the quick. The website “grammarist.com” describes being “cut to the quick” in this way: “The idiom cut to the quick refers to cutting through the dead parts of something until reaching the living, … Continue reading THE WOUND OF BETRAYAL Psalm 55:12-13
We live in a world today where peace can seem hard to come by. I guess it has always been so. There have been wars raging from nearly the beginning of time. Kingdoms have risen and fallen. There have been famines, hurricanes, and earthquakes. The earth has seen the judgment of a catastrophic global flood … Continue reading AN UNSHAKABLE KINGDOM Hebrews 12:28
The story of the rich young ruler is a sad one. It is the account of a young wealthy man who meets Jesus on the road and asks, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” When Jesus begins naming the commandments, the young man is thrilled, since he is certain that he … Continue reading COUNTING THE COST Luke 28:23
Do you call yourself a Christian? If so, does your life look like that of someone who follows Christ? Here are some questions you can ask yourself that might be useful as you examine your walk with Christ and help you determine if you are walking in the light, or walking in darkness. *Is my … Continue reading Verse of the Day John 1:6 A CHILD OF DARKNESS? OR A CHILD OF THE DAY?
Death is not our friend. Yet, the inevitable truth is that man's fall in Eden has marked us all for that appointment. Few verses have given me as much peace as these comforting words in Psalms 139. Our time on this earth has been predetermined before we were ever born. Before our parents or grandparents … Continue reading Verse of the Day Psalms 139:16 FROM LIFE’S FIRST CRY TO FINAL BREATH
The prince of preachers, Charles Spurgeon , once said, “Help my unbelief is something a man can only say by faith. While men have no faith, they are unconscious of their unbelief; but, as soon as they get a little faith, then they begin to be conscious of the greatness of their unbelief.” Have you … Continue reading Verse of the Day: Mark 9:24 HELP MY UNBELIEF
Your church needs you. If you are a saved member of the Body of Christ, you have a role to fulfill. We all do. Paul compares the church to a body, and all its many body parts are needed to function the way it is designed to function. You may think you aren't important in … Continue reading Verse of the Day: 1 Corinthians 12:12 MANY MEMBERS, ONE BODY
In Paul's second letter to Timothy, he gives several analogies in his motivation to Timothy to keep pushing on in his pastoral work in Ephesus. He compares the Christian to an athlete (verse 5), and to a farmer (verse 6). But he first compares his work to that of the soldier, telling him in verse … Continue reading Verse of the Day: 2 Timothy 2:4 CALL OF DUTY
by Robin Self Yesterday we looked at God as the Alpha. The Beginning of all things. Jesus our wondrous Creator. Inventor and sustainer of time and space. In the Beginning, Jesus. At the End, Jesus. He is over all. He is our history and He is our future. He is everything in between Genesis 1:1 and … Continue reading Verse of the Day: Revelation 22:20-21. THE OMEGA: Awaiting His Return!