Let the Little Children Come

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14 NIV) I love children. If I’m speaking to someone and a child happens to be around, I’ll start paying attention to the child instead. But I come from aContinue reading “Let the Little Children Come”

Do You Know Him With Your Heart?

“You’ve been with me all this time, Philip, and you still don’t understand? To see me is to see the Father. So how can you ask, ‘Where is the Father?’” (John 14:9 MSG) It amazes me how someone can claim to know you for a long time, but not really know you at all. SuchContinue reading “Do You Know Him With Your Heart?”

No Worries, God is in Charge

But I trust in you, LORD; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands. (Psalm 31:14-15 NIV) A question that keeps coming up in conversations with friends is, “What’s going to become of my life?” One of the many comforting truths in the Bible is that our lives are in God’sContinue reading “No Worries, God is in Charge”

Why Does God Take Too Long to Answer?

Zechariah and Elizabeth were righteous in God’s eyes, careful to obey all of the Lord’s commandments and regulations. They had no children because Elizabeth was unable to conceive, and they were both very old. (Luke 1:6-7 NLT) In the old days, being barren was thought to be a sign of divine disapproval. That’s why inContinue reading “Why Does God Take Too Long to Answer?”

A Word on the Resurrection

“‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’” (Luke 16:30-31 NIV) In the story of “The Rich Man and Lazarus,”Continue reading “A Word on the Resurrection”

Everything’s OK

Tell the righteous it will be well with them. (Isaiah 3:10 NIV) The children at church were all gladly singing “Jesus in My Life,” when one of the older kids stopped to ask, “What if everything is not OK?” “Well, what does the song say?” the teacher asked. “Everything’s Ok and everything’s alright ‘cos IContinue reading “Everything’s OK”

Identifying with the Offering

Lay your hand on the animal’s head, and the LORD will accept its death in your place to purify you, making you right with him. (Leviticus 1:4 NLT) By laying their hand on the head of the animal, the ancient Israelites identified themselves with the animal whose death would be accepted as atonement for them.Continue reading “Identifying with the Offering”