April 11, 2006

  Groaning for Jesus’ Love When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” (Luke 22:14-16 NKJV) Jesus says in these verses that with “fervent desire” He desired to eat this meal with His… Read more

April 11, 2006

Understanding Depression As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say to me, “Where is your God?” When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go with the multitude; I went with them to the… Read more

April 4, 2006

God’s Demonstration of Joy Romans 5:6-11 When we speak about demonstrations, we usually talk about showing our view or opinion AGAINST a thing, a person, or an idea. Demonstrations can be a public display that shows others what we believe. Demonstrate can also mean to show evidence of about something.   We hear about demonstrations quite often. We have heard of people who demonstrated against immigration policies in the US. We have heard of many German workers who have demonstrated… Read more

April 3, 2006

God’s Responsible Love is the Source of God’s Sovereignty Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens. You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who has resisted His will?” But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?” Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the… Read more

March 30, 2006

God’s Love Has a Child Named Grace For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6-8 NKJV) God’s love has a daughter. Her name is Grace. Grace is the daughter of God’s… Read more

March 22, 2006

  Bringing the Gospel to the People of Your New Culture As God will place us in the new culture, one of our responsibilities will be to share Jesus with the people in our new culture. How are we to do this? How can I share Jesus with someone whom does not speak my language clearly and to whom I cannot speak their language clearly? This is a difficult task, but it can be done. In Acts 8, we have… Read more

March 15, 2006

How a Foreigner Should Show Compassion for the Native Citizen But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. Likewise a… Read more

March 15, 2006

Homosexuality is False Marriage But from the beginning of the creation, God “made them male and female.’ “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” (Mark 10:6-9 NKJV) Homosexual marriages, whether they are with two men or two women, are a form of false… Read more

March 13, 2006

The Foolishness of God Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men… 1 Corinthians 1:25 (NASB) This sounds like a strange paradox at first reading: God in His foolishness is wiser than men. Or to put it another way – Even when God is stupid, it is still better than when man is at his smartest. God’s dumbest answer to a problem is better than the collective wisdom of the smartest men. This concept goes against many common currents… Read more

March 9, 2006

God is Responsible in His Love by Giving to His Creation God is responsible in His love by giving to His creation. Responsible love is the ability to effectively respond to love. Our problem as Christians is that we don’t know how to respond to God’s love. We see that in Genesis. God creates Adam and Eve. God expresses enormous love to them in the following ways: He creates them. He provides for them. He stays with them God is giving… Read more

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