Monthly Blog Archives: August 2017

Your Face to Face Meeting with the Lord

Your Face to Face Meeting with the Lord

For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 When Paul wrote this passage, he was addressing Christians in Corinth where the world’s finest mirrors were produced. An apt illustration for those early believers. At the time, mirrors were made from brass and rendered a cloudy reflection. They were not so revealing as the glass counterparts of today. Paul’s point was that their current Christian experience and knowledge were imperfect. One day, they would […]

God Plays Favorites with His Children

God Plays Favorites with His Children

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 I’ve never heard anybody own up to playing favorites. Contrary to the Fox News slogan, life is not “Fair and Balanced.” Despite her claims to the contrary, my eighth grade English teacher had “teacher’s pets.” And Tom Smothers may have been right when he told his brother, Dick, that “Mom always liked you best.” We can have favorite things, but when it comes to people, playing favorites can cause a firestorm. Whenever possible, we want a level playing field […]

God’s Remedy for Fatigue and Stress

God’s Remedy for Fatigue and Stress

28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:28-31 Mental, physical, […]

Heaven is a Choice and Not Mandatory

Heaven is a Choice and Not Mandatory

But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death. Revelation 21:8 Do you recall the old TV game show, Let’s Make a Deal? Contestants had to choose to open one of three doors. Usually, behind one of them was a “zonk,” worth little to nothing. But behind one of the doors was a valuable prize. Winning involved making the right choice. Life is definitely not a game show, but we are presented with […]

Your Amazing Victory in Jesus

Your Amazing Victory in Jesus

4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” 5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who are victorious will […]

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