It pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell. - The brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; being made … Continue reading Our Lord Jesus Christ, … though he was rich, yet for your sakes … became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
By S. Michael Houdmann, Supporter of Got Questions Ministries
This is an all-too-common question among Christians. Many people doubt their salvation because of feelings or the lack of them. The Bible has much to say about salvation, but nothing to say about “feeling saved.” Salvation is a process by which the sinner is delivered from “wrath,” that is, from God’s judgment against sin (Romans 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:9). Specifically, it was Jesus’ death on the cross and subsequent resurrection that achieved our salvation (Romans 5:10; Ephesians 1:7).
Our part in the salvation process is that we are saved by faith. First, we must hear the gospel-the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection (Ephesians 1:13). Then, we must believe-fully trust the Lord Jesus (Romans 1:16) and His sacrifice alone. We have no confidence in works of the flesh to achieve salvation. This…
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The other day, I bought a rhinestone cross to hang on my car’s review mirror. Yes, I’m tacky like that. Love me some rhinestones.
Anyway, I figured it would be gorgeous in the day time when the sunlight hit the stones.
I haven’t really noticed it much driving to and from work.
Last night on my way back from a trip to visit my grandmother, I saw the cross light up like I’ve never seen it in the daytime.
It was due to the headlights of the car behind me.
But it was gorgeous!
It reminded me that even though Jesus is with us always (Matt 28:20), His presence really shines in the darkness.
We are evangelical believers who confess the Holy Trinity – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We take a strong stand on the Deity, eternal self-existence and virgin birth of the Lord Jesus (see The Deity of the Lord Jesus and Who is Jesus? ) We believe in the divine … Continue reading Doctrinal Statement
Poems we love are just songs
we must sing again and again.
Well, yes I have written such poems on occasion and several times in fact, not because I was asked, but just because my heart or soul or maybe some other nameless part of me couldn’t help but do so. I’ve quoted Rachel Carson, Walt Whitman, and Wallace Stegner just to add intellectual heft to my haranguing. And based on what I can tell, so far none of my writing or talking has made a single bit of difference, except that I now stare dumbstruck at the magnificence of a single ocean wave, and cannot take my eyes off clouds and full moons or Giant Egrets, taking one tiny sacred step at a time. After all, isn’t every poem ever just a search and rescue party for our heart and soul– nothing protected, nothing saved, nothing sustained…
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I was thinking about Good Friday when I woke up early yesterday morning. Then I thought about people using the phrase “Thank God It’s Friday” to celebrate the end of a work week and the start of the weekend.
Even though I haven’t worked in over 19 years, I remember that feeling of being so glad a work week was over as I was sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic on a Friday evening or landing at the airport after being gone all week on a business trip.
Then I thought about the darkest Friday of my life.
After three days of grueling tests, which included cutting muscle samples out of my thigh without any anesthetic and a spinal tap that left me with a debilitating headache for three days, the neurologist, flanked by a group of interns, told to Mary and I that I had ALS. He went on to say…
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by Max Lucado John didn't know on that Friday what you and I now know. He didn't know that Friday's tragedy would be Sunday's triumph. John would later confess that he "did not yet understand from the Scriptures that Jesus must rise from the dead" (John 20:9). That's why what he did on Saturday is … Continue reading On Saturday
by Debbie McDaniel The Bible tells us that long before the world began, God had a plan to bring redemption through Christ to all those who would choose to believe and follow after Him (1 Peter 1:19-20). God knew we would need a Savior. He knew we would need to be set free. And He … Continue reading 10 Powerful Prophecies That Were Fulfilled by Christ
by LYSA TERKEURST “Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?’” John 21:15b (NIV) Have you ever felt God stirring you to do something that’s terrifyingly outside of your comfort zone? Something completely opposite of what you think you want to do? I confess that left to … Continue reading Choosing Calling Over Comfort
by SUZIE ELLER “On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and side.” John 20:19-20a (NIV) Audrey … Continue reading When You’re Caught in Fear’s Grip