Is Your World Spinning Out of Control?

image of your world spinning out of control

Does it feel like your life is unmanageable, and that circumstances or other people are in control? Most of us experience situations that make us feel that way at various points in our lives. We lose our health. We experience financial reversals. Relationships fracture. Plans collapse. When such things happen, our natural response is to feel upset or frightened. The truth, however, is that God IS in control, and He can be trusted with the future. He knows what is best for us, and He knows that difficult experiences can make us better people. We determine whether tough experiences make us bitter or better. If we trust in our own abilities to get us through,…

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“Come to ME and you will find REST”

Come to ME and you will find REST

Jesus Christ said this: Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV) Is your soul tired? Do you know what it feels like to have a tired soul? It’s different from having a body that is tired from working hard all day. That’s a good feeling, and it helps us to sleep at night. But having a tired soul isn’t a good feeling. It tends to keep us…

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Good News! Freedom!

Good News! Freedom

Jim Wolf (not his real name) spent more than seven years behind bars. But he spent more years than that in the bondage of sin. As a youth, Jim spent much of his time on the street selling drugs, breaking into people’s houses, stealing, lying, cheating. Those years brought a harvest of trouble. Fights. The law. Jail. Jim’s last crime landed him a sentence of over 50 years in a state prison. By this time he was going by an alias, but in prison he was merely a number. A human failure. Socially, morally, and spiritually bankrupt. In prison Jim finally hit bottom, and finally at the bottom, he met God. He genuinely repented of…

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Have you heard the News?

The Good News! God loves you, and wants you to know and love Him. He offers you peace and joy and a fulfilled life. The Bible says… “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you” (John 14:27). “Ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory” (1 Peter 1:8). “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you” (John 14:27). “Ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory” (1 Peter 1:8).

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Born Again

Born-Again

Born Again – What does it mean? To become a Christian It’s common to read or hear about people who claim to be “born again” Christians. But I wonder if most people understand what being born again involves. I’d like to explain. The Bible is really quite clear about what is required to become a Christian. One doesn’t become a Christian by attending church, by living a good moral life, by being raised in a Christian home, or by believing what the Bible says about Jesus Christ. The only way to become a Christian is by entering into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ by being born again.

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