Tag «Jesus»

The Golden Chain of Providence

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31 There is no such thing as …

The Hope Of Our Calling Is…

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with …

Sweet Grace

“Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for forty years, to humble you.” Deut. 8:2 We learn humility by a deep discovery of what we are; by an opening up of . . . the corruption, the weakness, the wickedness, of our fallen nature. The Lord’s way of teaching His people …

It Was All Grace

“Those He predestined, He also called; and those He called, He also justified;and those He justified, He also glorified.” Romans 8:30 The justified sinner stands the closest to God, of any created being in the universe. Nearer to the throne of the Eternal, he cannot stand. What marvelous love! Who will dare assert that salvation …

The One True Church

The one true Church is composed of all believers in the Lord Jesus. It is made up of all God’s elect – of all converted men and women – of all true Christians. In whomever we can discern the election of God the Father, the sprinkling of the blood of God the Son, the sanctifying …

The Thinker

I love this image of a man thinking! I was curious where this statue originated, I guess some guy named Auguste Rodin was hired to make the sculpture for a new museum in Paris. It was part of the gates of hell project depicting a scene from Dante’s Inferno. It required 37 years of work …

Public Prayer

It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1 I love reading Jesus’ prayers in the gospels. There are so many! When I say public prayer, I’m not …

Work Out Your Salvation!

What does it mean to work out your salvation? What it doesn’t mean is to gain your salvation! Let’s take a closer look… Paul writes… So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and …

Familiarity Breeds Contempt

The idea behind this expression has been around for thousands of years and quoted by too many people to mention. It also has a few meanings behind it. But generally it means “the better we know someone, the more likely we are to find fault with them.” Most often you find this attitude within your …

What is the Church Anyway?

I was talking with my wife after she got home from work yesterday, we were talking about our Church and Church family. We were saying to each other how we really miss meeting together and seeing all their beautiful faces. What about you, do you miss your Church? Regardless what community you are living in, …