Easter is the ultimate demonstration of hope! On the heels of what looked like the worst defeat came the best victory. Jesus' followers had bet everything on Him. They left their old lives behind to be all in with Him. Jesus had convinced them that following Him would place them on the right side of … Continue reading Easter – The Ultimate Demonstration of Hope
(John 5:1-15) News about this man from Galilee who was changing lives continued to spread. The things He said and did were attracting the attention of everyone. There was something different about Jesus and people saw it even if they didn’t understand it. After Jesus’ life-changing encounter with the woman at the well and His … Continue reading Do you want to get well?
Jesus is God and He is the promised Messiah. This is what the Apostle John set out to help people understand when he wrote the gospel of John. He had spent three years close by Jesus’ side before His death and another fifty years proclaiming the truth of the gospel after Jesus’ ascension. Eventually, John … Continue reading Jesus is the Promised Messiah!
As John is watching the glorious events of heaven unfold before his eyes, he sees God holding a scroll that is tightly sealed with seven seals. He hears an angel cry out for someone to step forward and break the seals so that the scroll could be opened, and the future of earth could be … Continue reading Jesus Alone is Worthy!
We all have a redemption story because we were all headed for destruction before Jesus redeemed us. But it seems like some people enjoy the trip more than others. They create their own idols (because we all serve something) and define their own destiny, convinced that they’ve got it all figured out. They believe the … Continue reading Sometimes it takes rock bottom
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace, there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. – Isaiah 9:6-7 Jesus is … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
One of my favorite Old Testament prophecies about Jesus, the coming Messiah, is Isaiah 9. During a time when the Israelites felt beaten down and defeated, God told them about their Savior. When hope was fleeting, and fear was overwhelming, God promised that one day He would come and establish His Kingdom forever. It was … Continue reading The Light of the World Has Come
Imagine living in Israel 2,000+ years ago. For generations, God’s holy people had vacillated between devotion to God and wandering in sin. And between repentance and rejection. Many prophets had come to their ancestors, some with warnings of God’s judgment and others with assurances of God’s protection. Many of these prophecies had already been fulfilled, … Continue reading God’s Will… God’s Way
I am sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy. (1 Corinthians 1:2) That is an incredible blessing and a wonderful responsibility at the same time. That is a “God has done it, now you live it” statement! To be sanctified means to be made holy and set apart for the Lord. Only God … Continue reading God has done it; now I must live it!
There are generally three different responses people will have when they hear the gospel message. The best response, of course, is when they realize their need for a Savior and immediately repent and turn to Jesus for salvation. Another common but tragic response is when they down-right refuse the truth of the gospel and decide … Continue reading Don’t be like Felix!