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”

Don’t be Afraid; Just Believe

A synagogue ruler by the name of Jairus went to get Jesus because his twelve-year-old daughter was dying. Not long after, some men came from the house and told him not to bother Jesus because the girl had died. Jesus ignored them, told Jairus to believe and continued on his way. “When they came toContinue reading “Don’t be Afraid; Just Believe”

Don’t Let It Get in the Way

Have you noticed how most of the miracles have one thing in common: someone or something always tried to get in the way of someone receiving their miracle. Here are just some of the many examples we find in the Gospels: Jairus, the synagogue leader who went looking for Jesus for life, was told notContinue reading “Don’t Let It Get in the Way”

He Cares, Do You Believe?

Jesus was in the back of the boat with his head on a pillow, and he was asleep. His disciples woke him and said, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re about to drown?” (Mark 4:38 CEV) It amazes me how the disciples could ask Jesus this question when Mark clearly tells us that Jesus wasContinue reading “He Cares, Do You Believe?”