on April 12th, 2019
"But there is a place where someone has testified: “What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him? You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor and put everything under their feet.” In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them." Hebrew...
on April 11th, 2019
".......for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23These are challenging days.As I have been following the news regarding the gun control debate and the immigration discussions. Not only am I interested in the outcome of these crucial issues, I am fascinated by the whole thought processes surrounding them.Perhaps I am too simplistic in my thinking but how does it help to a...
on April 10th, 2019
"Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:" Psalms 37:3-5 Desire is a combination of emotion and intellect. Desire is part want and part will. Temptation is a battle over where we will aim our desire. The First Adam aimed his des...
on April 9th, 2019
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:2-4 For a long time, I have been trying to get my mind around this admonition to "consider it joy" when you suffer. I don't think I am there yet. Wh...
on April 8th, 2019
“Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” (John 12:24)Shakespeare said, "Brevity is the soul of wit."A characteristic of real wise people is their ability to say a whole lot with an economy of words. You would certainly expect that to apply to the Son of God. It does!In this 25-word sentence Jesus profoundly predicts His d...
on April 7th, 2019
"For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” I Corinthians 11:22-24Have you ever been betrayed by a friend?You probably have but in case you haven't, trust me, it hurts!Being betrayed is something you don't...
on April 6th, 2019
"But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that h...
on April 5th, 2019
"And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is...
on April 4th, 2019
The love of God is greater far, than tongue or pen can ever tell.It goes beyond the highest star and reaches to the lowest hell.The guilty pair, bowed down with care, God gave His Son to win;His erring child He reconciled, and pardoned from his sin.O love of God, how rich and pure! How measureless and strong!It shall forevermore endure the saints' and angels' song.When age and time shall pass away...
on April 3rd, 2019
“Let not your heart be troubled……” John 14:1A four-year-old and a six-year-old presented their mom with a houseplant.They had used their own money to buy it and she was thrilled.The older of them said with a sad face, "There was a bouquet at the flower shop that we wanted to give you. It was real pretty but it was too expensive. It had a ribbon on it that said ‘Rest In Peace,’ and we thought it wo...
on April 2nd, 2019
"Jesus went up on a mountainside. He called for certain people to come to him, and they came. He appointed 12 of them and called them apostles. From that time on they would be with him. He would also send them out to preach. They would have authority to drive out demons." Mark 3:13-15 If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, why are you following? What is the point? What is the purpose? What is the ...
on April 1st, 2019
"And as He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him. When He had gone a little farther from there, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat mending the...