“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”Mark Twain To be human is to have the need to forgive. It is a part of the human experience to offend and to be offended, to hurt and to be hurt by other humans. Often by and to those who... Continue Reading →
The Significance of the Resurrection
“He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.“Matthew 28:6 Today is Resurrection Day! Shout praises to our risen Lord Jesus Christ! Sing hymns recounting His triumph over death and the grave! Christ the Lord is risen today! Hallelujah, He is risen indeed! Easter Sunday... Continue Reading →
The Significance of Palm Sunday
Hosanna In the Highest! “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD (Yehovah)! Hosanna in the highest!” Matthew 21:9b The triumphal entry of Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMashiach) is one of the events in the life of Christ that is portrayed in all four of the Gospels.... Continue Reading →
Love Letters from Home
The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.— Augustine of Hippo “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and... Continue Reading →
What’s in a Word?
What a difference a word makes. One little word can entirely change the meaning of a sentence. And, one little word can completely change a life. Have you ever considered just how significant the difference between the definite article and the indefinite article can be? I think I just heard someone sigh and say, ”Uh-oh,... Continue Reading →
Be Still and Know…?
Be still, and know that I am God;I will be exalted among the nations,I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10 NKJV Is this verse a call to quiet meditation, contemplative prayer, quieting the mind to listen and know and experience God? That is a popular interpretation in the Church at large today, but is it... Continue Reading →
God’s Word tells us over and over the importance of wisdom. True wisdom comes from God and is embodied in Jesus. We find true wisdom through the Holy Scriptures. Read the Word daily. Believe the Word. Trust the Word to make you truly wise. “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with... Continue Reading →
“Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.“~Oswald Chambers This saying by Oswald Chambers conjures an image in my mind of a blind man holding on to the arm of his guide and confidently crossing a busy street. In order for him to walk without... Continue Reading →
“If you have no joy, there’s a leak in your Christianity somewhere.”Billy Sunday I ran across the above quote by professional baseball player turned evangelist, Billy Sunday, while I was looking for inspirational quotes on the topic of joy. It is a pithy statement that sticks in your mind. If you are a Christian, it... Continue Reading →
On Bearing Fruit
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.Galatians 5:22-23 ESV As Christians we should bear fruit. Thankfully God has told us in His Word exactly what fruit we are to produce. But how do we do this? Jesus told us the... Continue Reading →