Being a Symphony of Light

“By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.” (Hebrews 11:3 NLT) What is the purpose of light? If we gave that some serious thought, I’m sure we could come up with a lot of answers. ButContinue reading “Being a Symphony of Light”

What’s Your Addiction? (Part 2)

“Jesus told him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me.’” (John 14:6 NLT) In yesterday’s post we began looking at our varied addictions to sin, that are draining the life, not only out of the people who profess no faith, but many withinContinue reading “What’s Your Addiction? (Part 2)”

Becoming Eyes

“Then Elisha prayed, ‘O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!’ The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.” (2 Kings 6:17 NLT) Fear can blind us to the presence of God and His deliveringContinue reading “Becoming Eyes”

Believer or Belonger?

“’And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.’ He said this to indicate how He was going to die.” (John 12:32-33 NLT) Imagine, like Jesus, being the only one of your kind. Talk about being conspicuous! My second mission’s trip was to the beautiful country of Guatemala. WeContinue reading “Believer or Belonger?”

Life’s Greatest Tragedy!

“And this is the way to have eternal life – to know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one You sent to earth.” (John 17:3 NLT) Driving home from church I was listening to SiriusXM The Message when the announcer asked: “What is life’s greatest tragedy?” Then he said: “To me theContinue reading “Life’s Greatest Tragedy!”

What “Good Work” Are You Becoming?

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” (Philippians 1:6 NLT) One of the beauties of the Bible is that the Holy Spirit can use the same verse to speak in different ways. I’veContinue reading “What “Good Work” Are You Becoming?”

A Closer Look at Goodness

“So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of His call. May He give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do.” (2 Thessalonians 1:11 NLT) What comes first to your mind when you think of “goodness?” GoodnessContinue reading “A Closer Look at Goodness”

Do Lost People Care Jesus Died to Rescue Them from Eternal Death?

“And the Son of Man came to save those who are lost.” (Matthew 18:11 NLT) Imagine, as Ray Comfort suggests in his ebook, that you are given the opportunity to go back in time to September 10, 2001. You’re speaking to everyone who will be in the Twin Towers the next day. You knowContinue reading “Do Lost People Care Jesus Died to Rescue Them from Eternal Death?”

The Glory of God

“For God, who said, ‘Let there be light in the darkness,’ has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:6 NLT) Human beings fail to recognize the glory of God in direct proportion to their unwillingnessContinue reading “The Glory of God”

Forgiving Like Jesus

“If another person sins, rebuke that person; then if there is repentance, forgive. Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive.” (Luke 17:3b-4 NLT) How does Jesus forgive? Think of the most insidious, demonic, vile, painful, horrific sin anyone could commit againstContinue reading “Forgiving Like Jesus”