Have You Made Your “Not-To-Do” List?

“This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Look at what’s happening to you! You have planted much but harvest little. You eat but are not satisfied. You drink but are still thirsty. You put on clothes but cannot keep warm. Your wages disappear as though you were putting them in pockets filled withContinue reading “Have You Made Your “Not-To-Do” List?”

Have You Thought About Your Retirement Home…After Death?

“And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment, so also Christ died once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting forContinue reading “Have You Thought About Your Retirement Home…After Death?”

Does Your Theology Move You?

“As for us, we can’t help but thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. We are always thankful that God chose you to be among the first to experience salvation – a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief in the truth.” (2Continue reading “Does Your Theology Move You?”

What Is Your Legacy?

“’…For I know the plans I have for you,‘ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’” (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT) When you think of your legacy to those you’ll one day leave behind, how do you envision that “gift?” An inheritance that mayContinue reading “What Is Your Legacy?”

Getting Your Life Back

“If you try to hang on to your life, your will lose it. But if you give up your life for My sake, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?” (Matthew 16:25-26 NLT) One dayContinue reading “Getting Your Life Back”

Heaven Is Richer

“Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?’ For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thankContinue reading “Heaven Is Richer”

When You’re Singing the Wrong Words

“Not everyone who calls out to Me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of My Father in heaven will enter.” (Matthew 7:21 NLT) When I was a boy, like so many at Christmas time, I sang the song: “Dashing through the snow in a one-horse openContinue reading “When You’re Singing the Wrong Words”

Why Are You Afraid?

“Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28 NLT) According to Pastor Rick Warren: “Fear is humanity’s most common problem.” While people fear different things, fear is common to virtually every human beingContinue reading “Why Are You Afraid?”

The Narrow Way to Life

“But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.” (Matthew 7:14 NLT) Jesus IS the narrow way to life! Why? Because HE IS LIFE! In the writings of John in the New Testament, there are more than 75 references to the word “life,” mostContinue reading “The Narrow Way to Life”

Why So Many Miss Heaven

“The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.” (Matthew 7:13b NLT) When I was in college, I worked part time at the local newspaper, where I met a young man about my age, whose nickname was “Garb.” That seemed a little odd, so one dayContinue reading “Why So Many Miss Heaven”