Sun, Oct 24, 2021
The raising of Lazarus is the single greatest earthly miracle Jesus ever performed. This is one of the most hopeless cases in the Bible. Yet, even in the face of absolute hopelessness, the Jesus Christ demonstrates His power to step into any situation and transform grief into a time of hope. That’s just what Jesus does. He walks into hopeless situations and He brings hope. He is still doing that today.
Sun, Sep 05, 2021
A faith that endures is a faith that sees the finish line, the completion of the promise. It is a faith that hopes amid uncertainty and sees as reality the fulfilled promise. Enduring faith runs with patience through the challenges of life.
Sun, Aug 01, 2021
Jesus promises that he is coming back for you and me. He is coming back in all his glory, lovesick for those who have been brought into his fold by faith. You see, he’s coming back for you because he loves you. He longs for the day when you can be with him, face to face, held back by nothing.
Sun, Jul 25, 2021
Imagine a cruel parent, who always threatened his or her child with, “If you do that again, I’m going to disown you as my child! That kind of cruel threat undermines any kind of close relationship. Every loving parent wants his child to feel secure in his love. That assurance of steadfast love undergirds strong parent-child relationships. Even so, the loving heavenly Father wants all of His children to feel secure in His steadfast love. After all, before we even existed, He chose us in Christ and determined that we would be adopted into His family.
Sun, Jun 06, 2021
Jesus uses the image of a vine and its branches to describe life in Him. In this seventh "I am" statement, Jesus declares, "I am the true vine." Like branches that depend on a tree or vine, we only have true life when we are connected to Jesus. Only when we are attached to Him are we "tapped into" God. Jesus provides our sustenance for the daily challenges of living.
Sun, Feb 28, 2021
The direction of our lives is determined by the way we answer some very important and heavy questions. The book of John provides us with a beautiful backdrop to consider the answers and implications to those questions.
Sun, Nov 22, 2020
Practicing gratitude will not erase the overdue bills, cure a common cold, or make those zoom meetings any easier but it will help you cope with those things. We are flawed beings. We all have scars, some more visible than others. Gratitude helps us heal those scars by focusing on what’s good.
Sun, Nov 15, 2020
One reason we struggle with a sense of lack in comparison with others stems from a lack of gratitude for what we’ve been given. Without gratitude, our gains in life don’t last very long. Those who sustain their ability to carry out God's assignments are those who walk quietly, humbly, and with grateful confidence in what He’s given them.