Why Do We Suffer?

“Then Jesus began to tell them that the Son of Man must suffer many terrible things and be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law.” (Mark 8:31a NLT) As human beings living on this planet, we will suffer, but have you ever stopped to wonder why? All people shareContinue reading “Why Do We Suffer?”

While the Cement Is Soft

“We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of our Lord, about His power and His mighty works.” (Psalm 78:4 NLT) As I walk my dogs each morning there’s a section of the sidewalk that has been replaced. There are bicycle tire tracks acrossContinue reading “While the Cement Is Soft”

What Is Propitiation? (Part 3)

“But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.” (1 John 1:9 NLT) It occurred to me that yesterday’s article may have raised more questions than it answered, so let me see if I can explain a couple ofContinue reading “What Is Propitiation? (Part 3)”

What Is Propitiation? (Part 2)

“My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin.” (1 John 2:1a NLT) We’re picking up here where we left off yesterday. I can’t speak for you, but after following the Lord for nearly 60 years, my sin is more intolerable to me than ever before. I long toContinue reading “What Is Propitiation? (Part 2)”

What Is Propitiation?

“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:10 KJV) It never ceases to amaze me and ignite my spirit when I see someone open their heart and life to Jesus for the first time. To findContinue reading “What Is Propitiation?”

The Joy of the Lord

“Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!” (Psalm 100:1 NLT) What brings you joy? The term “joy” is used nearly 300 times in Scripture and the most common meaning is “gladness.” As we look at the joy of the Lord today, I’d like to approach it from a couple perspectives. First, the joyContinue reading “The Joy of the Lord”

In What Is Your Faith Rooted? (Part 2)

“There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12 NLT) In yesterday’s post we began investigating the “roots” of faith in which many today place their trust for eternal life. We looked briefly at a doctrinal statement that many misunderstand and/orContinue reading “In What Is Your Faith Rooted? (Part 2)”

In What Is Your Faith Rooted?

“Still other seeds fell on fertile soil, and they produced a crop that was thirty, sixty, and even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” (Matthew 13:8 NLT) A few weeks ago, my wife and I took inventory of our plants, seeking to determine which ones survived the blazing summer heat, and whichContinue reading “In What Is Your Faith Rooted?”

Eternal Security

“But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in Him you will have life by the power of His name.” (John 20:31 NLT) This blog was never intended to be a theological treatise, but a format through which IContinue reading “Eternal Security”