Today the world collectively longs for peace. A global pandemic frightens us. Racial injustice angers us. Political unrest divides us. Two thousand years ago Jesus entered a world that also longed for peace. God’s people had gone for generations without hearing from Him. War and upheaval had weakened their resolve. They had been influenced by … Continue reading Advent – Peace: Jesus’ Gift to You
The second church that Jesus addressed in Revelation was the church in Smyrna. The Christians in Smyrna were surrounded by people that were antagonistic to the gospel and they faced constant persecution. Jesus knew the struggles they faced. He acknowledged that they suffered afflictions and lived in poverty. He understood that they were constantly slandered. … Continue reading Faithful to the end
Can I be honest for a minute? The fact that Jesus doesn’t promise us a problem-free life when we surrender to Him kind of bums me out! Don’t get me wrong! I am beyond thankful for my salvation and for all the amazing promises that we do receive as God’s beloved children. (His presence, His … Continue reading Why didn’t Jesus promise us smooth sailing?