Fight For Your Hope

What are you hoping for?  Are you struggling with an issue in your life or praying for God to change something?  When I’ve labored in prayer over an important matter, I admit, there have been times when I’ve felt like giving up.  I have been tired of striving and I’ve thought, “God will do whateverContinue reading “Fight For Your Hope”

Overjoyed

The moment when the disciples realized that Jesus was really alive, that He overcame death and was resurrected, they were overjoyed.   OVERJOYED!   They had been mourning since Jesus was arrested, beaten, condemned as a criminal and brutally crucified on the cross.  Not only had they been filled with grief, but they feared for their lives,Continue reading “Overjoyed”

Find Your Way To Jesus

In the bustling and crowded town of Bethlehem, just about everyone was busy with activity.  But in the midst of the crowds and the movement, several people found their way to Jesus that night.  How is that possible?  God gave clues and signs so that Jesus would be found.  An angel appeared to shepherds whileContinue reading “Find Your Way To Jesus”

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?”

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”