THE UNKNOWN PLACE CALLED HEAVEN

    “For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do my own will.” John 6:38 Writing of heaven, C.S. Lewis wrote, “Has this world been so kind to you that you should live with regret? There are better things ahead than any we...

HOPING FOR A CHRISTMAS GIFT

What’s on your Christmas wish list this year? Is there one item in particular that you’re hoping to receive? As you prepare for the gift-giving season, let’s take the opportunity to remember the greatest Gift of all and our reason for hope. There are...

DO YOU DESPISE HIM?

When Jacob had cooked stew, Esau came in from the field and he was famished; and Esau said to Jacob, “Please let me have a swallow of that red stuff there, for I am famished.” Therefore his name was called Edom. But Jacob said, “First sell me your birthright.” Esau...

WHAT DOES YOUR FEAR REVEAL?

“A crowd soon gathered around Jesus, but they were frightened when they saw a man who had been demon-possessed, for he was sitting there fully clothed and perfectly sane.” — Mark 5:15 Knowing yourself sounds simple, until you come to your senses and realize you really...

YOU CAN’T GIVE WHAT YOU DON’T HAVE

Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples,  and the disciples gave them to the people. Matthew 14:19 After I had spoken in a squatters’ area in Manila, a young woman who...

LOVE RIGHTEOUSNESS, HATE WICKEDNESS

“You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.” Hebrews 1:9 ‘Because You’ve loved righteousness and hated iniquity,’ said the Father to the Son, ‘You are anointed with the...