Where Is Your Confidence?

Confidence is trust and assurance.  Where should we place our trust and assurance?  The Bible gives only one right answer to that question.  We are to place our trust, assurance, and confidence in God alone. Does this mean that we are not supposed to have any self-confidence?  No, we are not meant to be wimpyContinue reading “Where Is Your Confidence?”

A Promise … And a Very Long Walk

His son was sick, close to death, and the royal official walked all the way to Cana in Galilee to find Jesus.  When he found the Lord Jesus, he begged Him to come to his house and heal his son. John 4:46 tells us, “Unless you people see signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “youContinue reading “A Promise … And a Very Long Walk”

Stop Doubting and Believe

Jesus held out his hands to His doubting disciple, Thomas.  “Put your finger here; see my hands.  Reach out your hand and put it into my side.  Stop doubting and believe.”  (John 20:27) Jesus’ resurrected body still bore the scars from His crucifixion three days before.  Why would Jesus, in His resurrected body, still bearContinue reading “Stop Doubting and Believe”

Take Up Your Cross

I’ve heard this phrase used when someone is going through a hard time or carrying a heavy burden.  For example, some might say a person with a severe health issue has a “cross to bear.” But that is not what Jesus meant when He said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himselfContinue reading “Take Up Your Cross”

Who Is This?

He’s so simple, yet so complex.  His message is easy to understand, yet it’s so deep that we must keep studying it.  His words are so comforting, yet some of His teachings are so hard.  His presence fulfills me, yet it convicts my heart of sin.  He’s so wonderful, yet sometimes so difficult to follow. Continue reading “Who Is This?”

The Shadow Of His Hand

Do you know God is there but at times you just don’t feel His presence?  Do you get impatient while you wait on the Lord to fulfill His promises or a hope of something to come?  Sometimes I think of my hope in God as having a shadow of His words; I can see itContinue reading “The Shadow Of His Hand”

Jesus Was Not A Martyr

There have been many Christian martyrs over the centuries, people who gave their lives in defense of the Gospel or as punishment for following the Lord Jesus.  Was Jesus the first martyr when he died on the cross?   The answer is no; Jesus was not a victim of angry people who overpowered Him and putContinue reading “Jesus Was Not A Martyr”