Dream or Command?

“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.” (John 15:13-14 NLT) Did you believe that when you came to Christ, He would make all your dreams come true? That’s actually possible, depending on what your dreams are, but unlessContinue reading “Dream or Command?”

Why Is Love the “Greatest?”

“Three things will last forever – faith, hope, and love – and the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13 NLT) When I think of faith, hope, and love I think of concentric circles, almost like a target, with faith and hope being in the outer circles that point to the middle target ofContinue reading “Why Is Love the “Greatest?””

Why Faith In Jesus Is So Vital

“God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” (Ephesians 2:8-9 NLT) Faith is a subject that can drive wedges between peopleContinue reading “Why Faith In Jesus Is So Vital”

For All to See

“And through your faith, God is protecting you by His power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see…You love Him even though you have never seen Him. Though you do not see Him now, you trust Him and you rejoice with a glorious,Continue reading “For All to See”

What Sends Someone to Hell?

“The disciples were astounded. ‘Then who in the world can be saved?’ they asked. Jesus looked at them intently and said, ‘Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God.’” (Mark 10:26-27 NLT) Have you ever had a conversation with someone about hell? Ideas abound regarding what people believe aboutContinue reading “What Sends Someone to Hell?”

What If the Prodigal Hadn’t Come Home?

“We had to celebrate this happy day. For your brother was dead and has come back to life! He was lost, but now he is found!” (Luke 15:32 NLT) The story of the lost son is part of a trilogy: the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son, all of which are foundContinue reading “What If the Prodigal Hadn’t Come Home?”

Factors That Deter: Faithlessness (Part 2)

“Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice that will cover these sins.” (Hebrews 10:26 NLT) Knowledge can be a dangerous thing, especially when it comes to being a follower of Christ. As in the verse above, knowledge of Jesus – aboutContinue reading “Factors That Deter: Faithlessness (Part 2)”

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)”

Death Is Not the Greatest Tragedy

“But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:22-23 NLT) TheContinue reading “Death Is Not the Greatest Tragedy”

Avoiding the “Bonk” (Part 2)

“Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord. Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corruptingContinue reading “Avoiding the “Bonk” (Part 2)”