1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 “Beloved brothers and sisters, we want you to be quite certain about the truth concerning those who have passed away, so that you won’t be overwhelmed with grief like many others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, we also believe that God will bring with Jesus… Continue reading Encourage one another
Matthew 13 holds many parables that Jesus spoke to the multitudes. His purpose was to draw those to Him who had ears to hear and eyes to see. I was reading Mt 13 recently and two of the parables about the kingdom of heaven jumped out at me. The first is: “The kingdom of heaven is… Continue reading You are of great value to God!
“As Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed Him, shouting loudly, ‘Have pity and mercy on us, Son of David!’ When He reached the house and went in, the blind men came to Him, and Jesus said to them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do this?’ They said to Him, ‘Yes,… Continue reading Is God still able when you’ve waited a long time?
“For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to… Continue reading We are God’s handiwork!
Ephesians 2:8, 9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works that no one should boast.” Sometimes words cannot really hold what God did for us, well most times. And yet, just in case we get confused, and we often… Continue reading Wonderful Grace
I’ve been keenly aware lately how what I really believe (not what I think I believe) influences life in every area. We have read these verses, and, thankfully many like them, over and over again. And yet, does the deep truth of them get into our every day lives?