We All Need the Lord’s Grace and Peace in Our Life

At the beginning of Paul the apostle’s writings, he blessed his addressees with the words,“Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ” (see Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:3; 2 Corinthians 1:2; Galatians 1:3; Ephesians 1:2; etc.). Paul wrote under the direction of the Holy Spirit. Accordingly, it was […]

God Allows No More Than We Can Bear

Life isn’t fair. It can deal bad hands to all of us at one time or another. Some trials cannot be prevented even with the most proactive plans of prevention. The vehicles by which adversities arrive are too many to count or guard against. They may come through caring enough to help someone else, through […]

God Has Promised Us a New and Better World

We live in a turbulent world. Many people express concern about where things may be headed. How can we solve the mega challenges before us? Ultimately, according to the Bible, this world as we know it will cease to exist. But that does not mean humanity will cease to exist. God has promised us a […]

What Our Tongue Says about Our Spiritual Status

When we speak, we convey more than the words that leave our mouth. Our words give others a window into our heart. In his epistle James writes, “If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well” (James 3:2). Based on those words, […]

The Lord Can Work a Miracle in Your Life

One day, Jesus was in the wilderness with a multitude of followers. Having five loaves of bread and two fish, He fed about five thousand men (Mark 6:44). After everyone had eaten all they wanted, 12 baskets of fragments remained! Of course, we know this feat was not humanly possible. But that’s the point. The […]

Your Needs Pale in Comparison to God’s Ability

Do you have a serious need in your life today? Though I don’t know your situation, I know God is more than able to meet your needs. According to the Bible, He is “able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think” (Eph. 3:20, NASB). Think about that. Everybody that has […]

God Wants to Direct Our Paths

So—what are your plans for today? Whatever they are, they will go much better if you start your day with God. Prayer is the means by which we invite Him to be a part of our day. I am not talking about prayer as merely a religious exercise. Rather, I am talking about inviting God […]

Jesus Came to Save Sinners

Some people get it all wrong about Christ. They make statements like, “I need to get myself together so I can come to the Lord.” But Jesus came to save sinners and not the righteous. The premise of the gospel is that when a person comes to Christ, his or her life is a mess. […]