It seems impossible to understand true holiness, but if we do not, will we ever be full of joy as the Lord promised, because holiness and happiness belong together? Who can help us? It’s time to take a good, long look at Jesus Christ.
Did you know that before God laid the earth’s foundations, he had you in mind, and he settled on you as the focus of his love, to make you whole and holy?
Is it possible to be happy and holy at the same time? I fear that many of us may have bought into the lie that if we want to have joy, we should not follow Christ. But nothing could be further from the truth.
A woman enters the home where Jesus is dining and anoints him with oil worth thousands of dollars. Everyone is upset that she has wasted this oil, but Jesus surprises everyone with his response to her act.
Jesus has performed his greatest miracle, raising Lazarus from the dead, but not everyone is happy in Jerusalem and danger is in the air.
Jesus was late, and Lazarus was dead. But God was in control and he used these circumstances to teach us a lesson that will determine our eternal destiny.
Jesus loved Lazarus and Martha and Mary, but that love would be tested to the limits when Lazarus became deathly sick.
Jesus has healed a woman on the Sabbath. The synagogue leaders are furious, but Jesus tells them and us something we must learn about the kingdom of God.
Jesus is teaching on the Sabbath. Everyone is enjoying his message when a woman shows up with a deformity she has endured for 18 years. Jesus calls her to the front of the synagogue. What will he do on this day of rest?
Martha has been gently humbled by the Lord. All her busy-ness got her into a mess, but what lessons does her story and that of her sister Mary have for us?
Sin knocks on the door of our hearts and wants to come in masquerading as our friend and servant, but once we let it in, it becomes our master and never wants to leave.
I have some good news for you today. Even though we all have times where we stumble. These are the times to remember that our relationship with God is based upon him and his perfect record, not us and our imperfect record. Let’s learn how this can set us free.
One of the most important lessons to make progress in a holy life is the difference between condemnation for sin and conviction of sin. One is from the devil. The other is from God. Have you learned the difference?
Yes, we live on a fallen planet, but God’s promise is to renew the earth. John saw a new heaven and a new earth. The paradise that was lost through Adam’s sin will be regained as we look forward to the New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven.
If people would embrace Christ, imagine the peace that would come as people find reconciliation with one another and unite in the new body that Christ is now creating.