One Lost Sheep. Revisited

I have been hearing so much lately from fellow believers about trials and suffering, and they wonder, “where is God in all of this?” It’s easy to feel abandoned when everything seems to be caving in and piling up all around us. But know for certain that God sees you. He has not left you. The days are quickly coming when our faith will be severely tested. Perhaps today is the day He has chosen to test our faith in the fires of adversity, so that when those days come we will stand firm and steadfast in Him.

What good is it if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save them?

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm and eat well,” but you do not give them what the body needs, what good is it? So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith without works and I will show you faith by my works.

Who Sets the Standard? Revisited

For many things in life, that’s really the question isn’t it? Who sets the standard? And what qualifies them to do so? In today’s society, where there seems to be no absolutes, one might even wonder if there are any standards.

Disarmed By Grace

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. …

Did Jesus Abolish the Law?

This is a hotly debated topic, and for good reason; as it is fundamental to understanding God’s dealings with mankind, both now and throughout history. Anything this important is worth our time and effort, don’t you think? So let’s get started, shall we? There are two places where the word abolish is used in the…

Jesus Loves YOU!

It doesn’t matter who you are, or what you’ve done, or where you come from. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been to college, or if you have a great job, or if you have no job. It doesn’t even matter whether you’re young or old. None of these things matter. The ONLY thing that matters…

It Was for Freedom That Christ Set Us Free

“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you. And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the…

One Lost Sheep

“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?” Matthew 18:12 Maybe you’re like me and when you first read this verse you thought, “This is such…

Thank You, Jesus

All my life I searched.I don’t really know what I was looking for;something to hold on to, maybe. A reason for living.  My heart broken, my mind confused to the point of insanity.Happiness would show its face, only to hide againthe moment I reached out to take hold of it.  I was so alone.Surrounded by…

Who Sets the Standard?

Have you seen those commercials lately where a woman, whose teeth are blindingly white, is encouraging her friend to check out her whitening product? Her friend responds by taking the ’tissue test’, in which she holds up a very white piece of tissue to compare against her teeth, and is then horrified to find that…