Breaking through the clouds that gather, O'er the Christian's natal skies, Distant beams, like floods of glory, Fill the soul with glad surprise; And we almost hear the echo Of the pure and holy throng, In the bright, the bright forever, In the summer land of song. Yet a little while we linger, Ere we … Continue reading The Bright Forever
A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. He wrote: "I've gone for 30 years now, and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons, but for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of … Continue reading Why go to church on Sundays?
"Our heart shall rejoice in Him." - Psalms 33:21 Blessed is the fact that Christians can rejoice even in the deepest distress; although trouble may surround them, they still sing; and, like many birds, they sing best in their cages. The waves may roll over them, but their souls soon rise to the surface and … Continue reading “Our heart shall rejoice in Him.”
Some of the very best questions we get in the inbox are really short and pointed questions, like this one from Elizabeth from Tempe, Arizona. “Pastor John, what does it mean to ‘give your life to God’? I hear it all the time. What are some biblical categories that you would use to explain this … Continue reading How Do I “Give My Life to God”?
O THOU who art King of kings and Lord of lords, we worship Thee. Before Jehovah's awful throne, we bow with sacred joy. We can truly say that we delight in God. There was a time when we feared Thee, O God, with the fear of bondage. Now we reverence, but we love as much as … Continue reading Help from On High
This letter is for you. You that is deeply hurt, you that have been loved less by those you expected to love you the most. You that have been let down by your family. You that was gracefully broken at a time you had no control over your emotions. You that have been a victim of real love but in bad timing. You that have received more rejections than acceptances. You that have received more rejections because of your address than your age and weight combined, this letter is for you.
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"These were potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work." - 1 Chronicles 4:23 Potters were the very highest grade of workers, but "the king" needed potters, and therefore they were in royal service, although the material upon which they worked was nothing but clay. … Continue reading …there they dwelt with the king for his work.
Content Author: Ray, Andrew Scripture Passage: Acts 13:36 A Window of Time to Serve - Acts 13:36 INTRODUCTION This life offers only a window of time to work for the Lord. Youth and old age both offer their own hindrances to service. In many ways, though not entirely, youth should be spent in learning, middle … Continue reading A Window of Time to Serve
The most fundamental question you can ask yourself is: "Why am I here?" God makes everything with a purpose. Every plant has a purpose, every animal has a purpose, and if you are alive that means that God has a purpose for your life. "...for everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, everything … Continue reading What On Earth Am I Here For?
They stood in front of the red sea so vast How were they going to pass. God said the promise was on the other side At the moment they could not even comprehend As their senses were dulled by the fear of the charging Egytian army Their past of slavery just would not let them … Continue reading …moving forward in Faith and in hope