Compassion for All

How do you view other people? Do you view your family and friends one way while viewing strangers completely different? What about your co-workers? How do you view people who are less fortunate or in bad situations? It is natural for us to view our family and friends in a better light than strangers. OurContinue reading “Compassion for All”

Jesus Messiah

Have you ever experienced a loved one being told they had a short time to live? Have you experienced grief the moment you heard it? Has the grief been so overwhelming that you didn’t hear anything else said for a few moments? If we live long enough, we will experience the sorrowful news that aContinue reading “Jesus Messiah”

The Chosen One

Have you ever been chosen to take on a difficult task? What does it mean to be chosen? Is it an honor to be chosen? Does it mean you are the only one who can accomplish the task? Would you prefer not to be chosen? We know there are people the boss always turns toContinue reading “The Chosen One”

Son of God

Who we believe Jesus to be is key to how well we follow Him. Do we believe He is the Son of God? Do we believe He is our Lord and Savior? Is He merely someone we have heard of? Do we sometimes think He is not real? Our beliefs drive how we behave. TheyContinue reading “Son of God”

Hope of Advent

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is on its way. The scramble to get bargains is on. Finishing off the shopping list is top priority. After all, most of us have already had our Christmas decorations up for a couple weeks. For many Christians it is also the time for our tradition of Advent. Advent isContinue reading “Hope of Advent”

Everlasting Kingdom

Do you question if the kingdom of God will ever come? Are you looking forward to that day with joy? Or, trepidation? Have you ever wondered how long ago it was predicted the kingdom will come to fruition? As we have heard many times, God works on His time, not ours. His patience can appearContinue reading “Everlasting Kingdom”

Seed of Heaven

Have you ever wondered what heaven is like? Do you have an image in your head? Do you envision streets of gold, buildings of crystal, lush vegetation, and a pure river? Does everything appear to be perfect? Many of us have grown up with visions of what heaven will be like. Some of us haveContinue reading “Seed of Heaven”

No Condemnation

Being condemned is not something any of us look forward to. Rather we look forward to being rewarded. We desire getting the pat on the back. We seek those atta-boys and atta-girls. We like to be told we are doing well. Our self-esteem is built up when we are told we are doing well. ItContinue reading “No Condemnation”

Rejoice The Birth

Can you imagine having a baby in a stable area? Not only that, but you must use a feeding trough as a bed for him. Of course, two thousand years ago was a different time. Electricity hadn’t been invented yet and all our modern conveniences were far into the future. I am sure most ofContinue reading “Rejoice The Birth”

Trust the Witnesses

Do you want people to know who you are? Does it make you feel good when someone recognizes you for something you have done? Do you recognize other people for who they are? Does status mean a lot to you? We see people chasing after status in this world. They look to gain a newContinue reading “Trust the Witnesses”