Walking in Truth and Love

How you live your life matters. It matters to you, it matters to those you love, it matters to those who love you, and it matters to God. It even matters to people you don't even know. The Bible calls us to walk in truth and love. Some of us find walking in the truth... Continue Reading →

Saved by the Grace of God

Sitting at the table with three other men in a country in Southeast Asia, I was amazed to hear the stories of how God was working in the lives of people there. In this largely Buddhist nation, the good news of Jesus is penetrating hearts and bringing people to saving faith in Jesus. At one... Continue Reading →

We are Gifted

We are gifted. We are all gifted. God has gifted us all. Every person on the planet has talents, gifts and abilities given to them by God. And every follower of Jesus Christ has spiritual gifts as well. Are you using your gifts to serve the body of Christ and advance Christ’s kingdom? Romans 12:6-8... Continue Reading →

The true grace of God

Grace = unmerited favor. God's grace is when God generously gives you the good thing -- salvation through Jesus -- that you do not deserve, and all of the spiritual blessings that He gives you. None of us deserve God's grace. But in Christ and through Christ we receive the true grace of God. It has... Continue Reading →

God cares about you

God is huge, brilliant, powerful, and supreme. He is so big that it is amazing that we can know Him. At the same time He is loving, caring, compassionate, and near. God cares about you. 1 Peter 5:5-11      5 In the same way, you younger men, be subject to the elders. And all of you clothe... Continue Reading →

Chosen by God

It is an amazing, humbling realization to know that the eternal God of the universe knows who you are, cares about you, and chooses to invite you to be part of His eternal family. In his first letter, a fisherman-turned-preacher named Simon Peter wrote to a group of churches to encourage them and instruct them... Continue Reading →

God’s Comfort is Real

At the beginning of Isaiah chapter 40, we find a nation struggling to find answers. The prophet Isaiah had been warning the nation that their sin and their determination to turn their back on the Lord would result in God's judgment upon them, specifically that they would be invaded by the Assyrian Empire soon and that later... Continue Reading →

Grace & Peace

Our world needs peace. Our world needs grace. God offers both. Paul wrote a letter to the church family in Colossae, and rather than beginning the letter with the typical greeting of the first-century Roman Empire which was "Greetings," he took a different, distinctly Christian approach: To the saints in Christ at Colossae, who are... Continue Reading →

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