Jesus left the pinnacle of glory, to be born in a stable in Bethlehem. Then at the end, He went a dark and dreadful second mile to the grave.
According to Isaiah 53:1, Christ’s appearance. wasn’t outstanding. He wasn’t handsome. He did not stand out in a crowd. Where then is the beauty found in Christ?
Never think that your particular problems and tests are not important to God. Read the first couple chapters of the book of Job. This discussion between God and Satan in the book of Job is a rare glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes in God’s dealing with you and me.
Christ calls us to face our commission in the work of the harvest of souls. He points us to the harvest and inspires us to take part in it. He urges us to consider its readiness and to not make excuses.
Did you awake this morning and harbor doubts about your Christian life? Maybe you did not feel like a Christian. Did you know that if we allow the devil to do so, he will attempt to lead us to an experiential, feeling-based relationship with God that is really no relationship at all?
We are the product of our yesterdays. From yesterday came the influences and experiences that have affected our lives to make us what we are today.
One faithful man on his knees in his closet, interceding for his church and community will have more impact on that church or community than any other single thing he could do?
Look at the Gethsemane experience and the things that Jesus did and said there. Here we will find a guide for how we can resist temptation. I believe Jesus faced His greatest struggle in this garden.
Jesus goes to great length in the Sermon on the Mount to help us understand that there is a higher standard of righteousness than the moral law. He takes issue with what no man had ever questioned; the validity of the law. He declared that to abstain from wrong deeds alone is not sufficient.
We can hide nothing from Christ. So, let us be transparent. If your prayers are not answered, He is probably that One whom you hear knocking just now, wanting entrance.
We do not like the thought of judgment. We do not like the thought of hell, but the Word of God exclaims judgment clearly.
There are many gracious invitations in the scriptures. Let’s look at some of them and be inspired to respond to God’s faithful calls to “Come.”
Our responses in difficult situations are important because hardships are God’s way of bringing us to the glories of heaven. Our prayers for the removal of our affliction may be against the will of God.
Even though our fallen nature yearns for satisfaction in this world, we find in ourselves a deeper desire as we look to regain the lost paradise of Eden. We cannot make sense of life without the eternal.
Jesus tried to downplay his work. After healing someone, he often asked those he healed to tell no one. But the Lord Jesus could not be hidden.
How many times do we approach God with so much to pray for that we do not know where to begin? We are groaning about it, so it makes sense that the Spirit intercedes for us with groanings also.
Our understanding of who we are is vital to our assurance as a Christian. We must know who we are. Jesus said that our fruits will tell others who we are (Matthew 7: 16-20).
The devil has been trying to usurp the authority of God ever since he vowed to exalt himself above God in heaven (Isaiah 14:14). In his introduction to Adam and Eve in the Garden, he raised the false possibility to Eve that he knew more than God.
I will not be able to meet all the readers of these emails. Although I would truly love to meet you some day. For now I will be satisfied to just share a little of my heart through this method. I want to share briefly, “Why I love to write.”
We cannot evade the Divine Interview. If we postpone it today, we are sure to face it tomorrow; resist it in time, and you will experience it in eternity. Where exactly do you want this to take place? Here, where mercy is active, or over there where mercy has ceased?
God wants to carry our burdens. He calls us to cast all our cares upon him, for he cares for us. He offers to give rest to those who are heavily burdened.
God is rich in mercy. His love for us insures His mercy. But God is also just. How can He be both just and merciful at the same time?
There is no sin so great, no deed so dark, that the mercy of God through Christ Jesus will not forgive and forget. Claim it!
Are you married? Were you married but are no longer? Whatever the case, these following words reveal a little of the mind of God for marriage.
God loves to meet with His people. He loves their worship and praise. He longs to hear their prayers and observe their growth into holiness. He wants our worship.
If we will follow after Christ, then we must deny ourselves. It is a walk in death to the old man, the old flesh… Christ’s life must be seen in us.
Judgement must begin at the house of God. God means to try Christians now, before they stand before Him in the Judgment.
“Do not abhor us, for thy name’s sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us.” Jeremiah 14:21
June 25, 2019 Good Morning Fellow Travelers, Read: Matthew 26:36-56 “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.” Hebrews 5:7-8 The battle that our Lord faced over the cross was won in Gethsemane. Hallelujah! There He sweat, as it were, drops of blood as He struggled through to a full surrender to His Father’s will. Ponder the struggle He faced there, and the agony He bore to face the cross for…
June 18, 2019 Good Morning Fellow Travelers, Read: John 14:1-21 “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” John 17:3 The words of Christ in His prayer to His Father are profound in every respect. He answers a question here that has plagued man since the beginning, “How can I know God?” This question is supremely important because of the words in our text verse. Eternal life is in knowing God as Father, and in knowing Jesus Christ. I want eternal life more than anything else on the earth, or in heaven. To live eternally with God in His eternal abode, to…