Are You Clinging to the Cross?

“Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, ‘One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.’” (Mark 10:21 NKJV) There’s a story that Mark shares in chapter 10Continue reading “Are You Clinging to the Cross?”

The Gift of Christ’s Cleansing Blood

“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) After a long, hard day of working in the hot summer sun, nothing is quite as refreshing as a drink of cold water and a long,Continue reading “The Gift of Christ’s Cleansing Blood”

What’s the Anchor of Your Soul?

“This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.” (Hebrews 6:19 NLT) My wife and I were given the privilege and opportunity to go on a few cruises. To me, one of the fascinating things about the ships on which we traveled wereContinue reading “What’s the Anchor of Your Soul?”

When God Says “No”

“My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from Me.” (Matthew 26:39 NLT) Has God ever said “no” to you when you thought you were asking in complete faith and trust? Have you ever prayed, agonizing in your spirit, begging God to take something: a pain, some form ofContinue reading “When God Says “No”


“For it is My Father’s will that all who see His Son and believe in Him should have eternal life.” (John 6:40 NLT) A few days ago, we looked at the connection between the words: “love” and “relationship.” Today and tomorrow, we’ll look at two more words found in the Bible that are very interrelatedContinue reading “Belief/Believe”