Monthly Archive: March 2016

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Grace

The Bible says: ‘For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin. Let...

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Healing Emotional Wounds

God asks His people, ‘Why do you cry out over your wound, your pain that has no cure?’ Then He answers, ‘But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds’ (v. 17 NIV 2011 Edition). If there’s anything...

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Manage Your Time, Manage Your Life

Your greatest possession – is your next twenty-four hours. How will you spend them? Will you allow television, pointless emails, unimportant tasks, your own impulses, the wrong people, or other meaningless distractions to consume your day? Or will you take...

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Rejoice, He’s Coming for You!

Jesus said, ‘I am going to prepare a place for you…When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am’ (vv. 2-3 NLT). This was a groom-to-bride promise. In...

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You Will Be Raised from the Dead

Jesus promised what no other religious leader could: that He’d return from the dead, and also resurrect His followers from the grave. And He has already made a good-faith deposit on that promise. When He died, ‘Graves were opened; and...

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Going Public

When a couple gets married they put on wedding rings. Could they be married without those gold rings? Sure, but the rings identify them as belonging exclusively to one another. We would think it odd if a husband never wanted...

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Facing Death Without Fear

Aristotle called death the thing to be feared most because ‘it appears to be the end of everything’. Jean-Paul Sartre said that death ‘removes all meaning from life’. Robert Green Ingersoll, one of America’s most outspoken agnostics, unable to offer...

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Minor and Major Gifts

To excel at anything, you must discover your major gifts and put them to work. One of Paul’s minor gifts was making tents to help support his ministry, but clearly his major gift was teaching and building churches. You say,...

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Trust Must Be Earned

Here’s a magic bullet that teenagers like to use in order to manipulate their parents: ‘You don’t trust me!’. So we start backpedalling. ‘No, dear, it’s not that I don’t trust you being out with your friends or taking the...

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What Are Your Real Motives?

When Ananias and Sapphira saw others selling their land and giving the proceeds to the church so the poor could be cared for, they thought it was a great idea – in theory. However, when they sold some land they...