Thanking God for His Goodness The scene opens with 70 (maybe 72) disciples from Jesus who have come back from a trip. They have witnessed God work tremendous miracles in their journey. They said that they say demons submit to the power of Jesus. They had gone out and preached that the cities should repent and follow God (Mark 6:10-13). So in the name of Jesus, they saw God work tremendous miracles and powerful events. People were healed from sickness… Read more

Looking Forward Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14 NKJV) We have come to a new year – 2006. I don’t know about you, but for me, a new year is a time in which I think about making… Read more

What Should We Do for Christmas? On Christmas Eve, we may all come together and prepare for the “Big Day”. The “Big Day” of course is Christmas, a holiday we have been preparing for since October. We know that on Christmas, we go to church, we visit family, we share a big meal, and we exchange gifts. This is what all of our busyness is all about. We are intent on “getting everything done” by Christmas. We are going to… Read more

Life of Grace and Life of Islam More Differences between Christianity and Islam (Galatians 4:21-5:1) Some of you would like to be under the rule of the Law of Moses. But do you know what the Law says? In the Scriptures we learn that Abraham had two sons. The mother of one of them was a slave, while the mother of the other one had always been free. The son of the slave woman was born in the usual way…. Read more

Ten Characteristics of Responsible Love (1 Corinthians 13) 1.Responsible love is patient Love is patient… 1 Corinthians 13:4 (ESV) Relationships take work over time. They cannot be fixed instantly. Therefore, a person has to learn to set priorities, set goals and not let the small problems in the relationship hinder the two from growing. 2.Responsible love is considerate Love is…kind… 1 Corinthians 13:4 (ESV) People who share responsible love show an interest in the other person; they are genuine and… Read more

Is He Your King? ““You are a king then?” Pilate asked. “You say that I’m a king,” Jesus replied. “I was born for this, and I have come into the world for this: to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice.” “What is truth?” said Pilate. After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again and told them, “I find no grounds for charging Him.” (John 18:37–38, HCSB) Today we… Read more

  Bring People Out of Darkness “Then Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”” (John 8:12, HCSB) We have two ways of relating with people. We can share with them light or we can share with them darkness. As was the case with the woman here, all of us have difficult parts of our story that we do… Read more

  Keeping Sheep ““I am the good shepherd. I know My own sheep, and they know Me,” (John 10:14, HCSB) My family and I keep cows on our ranch in Missouri. The name of the ranch is Bar-Bar-A, named after my mother. Like many other cow ranchers, we keep track of our cows by branding them. The reason for this is because many times, when a rancher handles hundreds of cows, a couple of cows will get lost. Or perhaps… Read more

God Loves Because He Loves The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because the LORD loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt…. Read more

Enjoying Life Together with your Spouse Ecclesiastes 9:9 Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity; for that is your portion in life, and in the labor which you perform under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 9:9 NKJV) The Bible encourages us to enjoy life together. One of the purposes of marriages is to live life together. Life is meant to be… Read more

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