Have you put your unreserved confidence in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins? There is no other way. There is no other truth. There is no other hope. There is no better time.
Following Jesus is not a one-time decision; it is a choice to daily take up your cross with Christ and follow him. Which way will you go?
Christ deserves our hearts, not simply our heads or hands. Cultivate a deep love for God and reject every cheap substitute!
People can experience the beauty of his love through the Holy Spirit. Love is produced for God and for others by participating with the Spirit.
Our identity as a child of God and the desire to keep God’s commandment to love assures us that we have a remodeled life that pleases God. Have you experienced love's renovation?
There is great joy in fellowship with other believers, but we cannot let our love end there.
Everyone that follows the way of love follows the most excellent way. You may have gifts, talents, and knowledge that aid you in this life, but the mark of love is an eternal characterization.
Christians must express God’s love in all of their relationships.
John 14:21 is the open secret to the Christian life. Within this verse are three cyclical steps to experiencing God in your life.
Jesus was the embodiment of God’s love for the world. Now Christians are the ones to embody Christ’s love for others.
Jesus wants his followers to have the heart of a true neighbor. Look around in your life – where can you make an effort to help someone in need?
Jesus presents unconditional love as the proof of true righteousness.
Hoseah 3:5 - Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and his goodness in the latter days. Hosea’s story may seem outlandish, but in essence it is a story of rejection, hope, betrayal, and sorrow. Hosea marries Gomer and starts … Continue reading Return to God
Ah, love. Love has been the abstract of artists, the theme of thespians, the perch of poets. What is love? What does it look like? How does it feel within me? How do you know you have it? We sure seem to know when we’ve lost it or when it’s missing. In the Bible, we … Continue reading A Portrait of Love
God’s love is faithful. Are you faithful to him?
We spend time with or expend effort on someone for one of two reasons: duty or devotion. Which reason motivates your relationship with God?
Jacob’s actions reveal that his love was not merely a casual affection. The way he demonstrated his love for Rachel should challenge us to reveal our love to others in tangible ways.
Choose the way of the cross. It is the way of dependence, hope, and trust.
Genesis 37:21-22, 29 – And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him. 22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out … Continue reading Well Begun is Half Done
Enjoy the gifts, and love the Giver. A decision to faithfully love the Lord will lead to a faithful life of joy and peace.
What does Jesus want to see in us? To give personally, love deeply, and serve passionately.
The one thing you cannot do in heaven is lead a soul to Christ. Time is short. We’re running out of time to have opportunities to share the Gospel with the unbelievers around us. We need to pray more fervently now – more than ever – as we wait for the Lord to return.
Jacob isn’t well known for great leadership, but this passage shows us his care for his family. He shows us what we must do as we lead our families.
The end is better than the beginning. Ask the Lord to help you remain patient, wise, and content!
As a child of God, you have a special relationship where you can experience God’s love.
Authentic, transparent following of Christ must become the norm and standard for our lives. By God’s grace we can experience radical transformation of our lives to authentically bring glory to God through Jesus Christ.
The search for meaning, purpose, and identity can cause inner turmoil for many people, including Christians. Those who appropriate the truth of their identity “in Christ” are liberated to experience the life-giving grace that resolves any crisis and conflict of personal identity.
During this time of year, one of my favorite things to do is relax with family. Physically relaxation brings refreshment on many levels, not to mention the opportunities to make some memories with the ones we love. God wants us to enjoy our times of leisure, but the Bible cautions us against becoming a "sluggard," … Continue reading 10 Characteristics of a Sluggard
Having families where biblical values are lived is of great importance to the identities of everyone in your home. In your home you demonstrate who you truly are within your heart. Emphasizing the right values through your actions will place your home in the center of God's blessings.
The illusion of control compelled me to believe that I could perfect certain areas of life. I never had total control, and I’ve learned that I don’t need it.