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Jesus’ Reliable Promise to Give Rest for the Weary

Jesus’ Reliable Promise to Give Rest for the Weary

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Can you think of a time in your life when you were worry free? I can only remember one short period with no major concerns. That was in the late 1970s when I took what I thought was my dream job in Tampa, Florida. But I soon discovered that with greater income came a heavier weight of responsibility. Life’s burdens sometimes take us to the breaking point causing us to think we can’t go on. Our minds become overloaded with complex problems and […]

That is Just Like the Good Shepherd

That is Just Like the Good Shepherd

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.” John 10:14-15 My wife and I were shopping a few days ago, and I watched as she examined an item. “You really want to buy that don’t you?” I asked. “You like it a lot. But you hate to spend the money.” How did I know what she was thinking? I can read her body language and the expression on her face. Even if she doesn’t say a […]

Eyewitness News Reports Confirm the Reality of Christ

For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 2 Peter 1:16 “If I hadn’t seen it, I wouldn’t have believed it.” I suppose all of us have said something to that effect. My wife said it occasionally when our boys cleaned up their rooms without being asked. It’s difficult to dismiss an eyewitness news report. Long before TV producers invented the slogan, “Eyewitness News,” our legal system relied upon eyewitnesses to confirm or deny the charges against a defendant. Sometimes claims […]

Are You Worthy of His Calling?

Are You Worthy of His Calling?

11 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. 12 We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 In the first letter to the church at Thessalonica, we learn that the members were persecuted, doctrinally misled by false teachers, and engaged in sinful practices […]

Why Jesus Wept

Why Jesus Wept

Jesus wept. John 11:35 When I was growing up, our culture taught that “grown men don’t cry.” I say, “culture” because I can’t recall my parents ever expecting such behavior. Supposedly, crying wasn’t manly. It conveyed weakness. And those who couldn’t hold back the tears were called Sissies and Mama’s Boys. Generally, I ascribed to that macho mantra. That is, until I became a father. When I saw my boy singing in the kindergarten chorus, try though I may, I couldn’t choke back the tears. Tears are an outward sign of inner turmoil caused by grief, deep compassion, disappointment, overwhelming stress, […]

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