What’s Most Important to You?

“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8 NLT) When considering the question of importance, some have suggested we consider what we’d be willing to run into a burning building to rescue. Certainly family, friends, pets, pictures, heirlooms, and other materialContinue reading “What’s Most Important to You?”

Do Unbelievers Anger You?

“For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” (Luke 19:10 NLT) When my sister, Patti, was in the hospital for the last time, we knew she was dying, so we were very concerned that whoever cared for her – nurses, doctors, even the people who came in to gatherContinue reading “Do Unbelievers Anger You?”

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)”

Are You Ready?

“But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit upon His glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered in His presence, and He will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep at HisContinue reading “Are You Ready?”

Who’s “Broken” in Your Life?

“I am ignored as if I were dead, as if I were a broken pot.” (Psalm 31:12 NLT) Realizing there are lots of ways to think about brokenness, let me try to give a clearer understanding of what I mean, at least for purposes of this post. But before I do that, just to makeContinue reading “Who’s “Broken” in Your Life?”

Colder or Bolder?

“Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” (Matthew 24:12-13 NLT) Are you ready for Jesus’ return? He’s coming soon! We must be about our Father’s business! What is that? Being bold in our witness to those without JesusContinue reading “Colder or Bolder?”

The Splendor of His Coming

“And in the future you will see the Son of Man seated in the place of power at God’s right hand and coming on the clouds of heaven.” (Matthew 26:64NLT) How often do you think about Jesus’ second coming? And when you do, how do you view it? Does it frighten you? Encourage you? HaveContinue reading “The Splendor of His Coming”

What Does It Mean to Be Lost?

“For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” (Luke 19:10 NLT) It can be very disturbing to be lost. The only thing worse than being lost, is being lost, but not realizing it. Ironically, being lost doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t know where you are. It can also meanContinue reading “What Does It Mean to Be Lost?”

What Does It Mean to Be Lost?

“…it is not my heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones perish.” (Matthew 18:14 NLT) Have you ever been lost? A few weeks ago, my car got “lost.” I met a friend for lunch in a large shopping area to which I’d never been. I turned into the first parking garage IContinue reading “What Does It Mean to Be Lost?”