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What God Wants You to Know About Eternal Life

What God Wants You to Know About Eternal Life

He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:12,13 Do you ever doubt your salvation? Do you ever wonder if you are really saved? It is not uncommon to experience doubts concerning your relationship to God and your eternal salvation. In fact, there was a time in my life when I was uncertain. Many years ago I was a morning radio personality […]

How to Become a Forever Time Traveler

“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people. He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),” Luke 1:68-70 Have you ever wished you could go back in time? Possibly a trip back to the home of your youth where life was simpler and your burdens were few. Yesterday, I took a trip back to Strasburg, Virginia — my hometown. My sole mode of transportation was my laptop. With a little help from […]

Thanksgiving Forever and Ever – Amen

Thanksgiving Forever and Ever - Amen

…saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!” Revelation 7:12 When I was in the Navy Band in Hawaii, I served as the choir director for a small church on Waikiki. Every worship service concluded with the benediction and then the singing of the Sevenfold Amen. Amen means “so be it.” That’s why the word is used at the end of prayer and worship. But there is also significance to the number seven as in the Sevenfold Amen. In the Bible, seven represents completion and […]

When You Think No One Cares

When You Think No One Cares

“In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:10 Have you ever lost something of value you ultimately found? I mean things like a wedding ring, a watch, purse, or wallet. Okay. Include the TV remote if you must. And when you found the missing object, you experienced relief. If it were truly valuable, then you likely responded with joy. Our focus verse begins with “In the same way…” which means it belongs to what came before it, the context. Let’s look at it. “Or […]

Most Likely to Go to Heaven

Most Likely to Go to Heaven

When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:25-26 High school graduating classes vote to honor their outstanding classmates with titles like: Most Likely to Succeed, Best Athlete, Most Talented, etc. I don’t know when the custom began, but if it had been practiced in Jesus’ day, there would have been a candidate for Most Likely to Go to Heaven. You can read about him in Matthew 19:16-26. This rich young man faithfully kept God’s […]

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