Suddenly

Isaiah 48:3 (NIV), I foretold the former things long ago, my mouth announced them and I made them known; then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass. Read more

Have you made Jesus an idol?

n old saying from when I was growing up was “he worshipped the ground she walked on” when talking about a guy that was head-over-heels “in love” with some girl. Read more

Faith is like breath

Philippians 2:12-13 (NIV, “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” Read more

There’s a coupon for you

If you hand a full-price coupon on soap to the cashier in your grocery store they take the coupon as a substitution for cash for the amount due. When you do this you are redeeming the soap with the coupon. The coupon is the substitution for the full amount required for you to get the soap; the store, as the owner of the soap, accepts the substitutionary transfer of ownership, and the soap is the “redeemed” as its ownership has been transferred from the store to you.  Now, let’s apply this to John 3:16 (NIV): For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that … Read more

Entropy

For a Christian, we have a kind of spiritual entropy with which we must challenge. It’s not the same as that of the world. Read more

“Oh silly rabbit

Do you view the Bible as a disconnected series of moral tales interspersed between impossible commandments, woven into a maze of mysteries that somehow produces a message about a nice Jesus in the New Testament to counter the mean God of the Old Testament?” – Bryan Chapell Read more

God’s will for you

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV), “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Read more

That she should be delivered

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. – Luke 2:6 (AKJV) Read more

The “I” of Jesus

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” Read more

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