During times of great suffering and heartache, in an effort to say something comforting, I have heard people say: “You must be a very strong person, because God wouldn’t give you more than you can handle” or “God gives his toughest battles to the strongest ones.” I have
Like a wild horse that will not be bridled, or a rebellious child that will not listen, God sometimes uses the troubles in our lives to get our attention and to tame our wild hearts. This is the God-designed breaking in of our unbridled hearts. He will use the trials and troubles we face to break
Jesus came, and died as the sacrifice for sins for everyone (1 John 2:2), absolutely everyone (1 Timothy 2:3-6, 1 Timothy 4:10). Regardless of whether you choose Him or not, He died on that cross with you on His mind. Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21,
Jesus told the disciples to “Receive the Holy Spirit” (John 20:19-23) but He also told them wait for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-5). So what did they receive when Jesus blew on them Resurrection Sunday, and how is that receiving of the Holy Spirit different
Scripture tells us that God loves the world (John 3:16-17), has mercy on us all (Romans 11:32) and wants everyone to be saved (1 Timothy 2:1-6), not wanting anyone to perish, but for everyone to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9) and true belief in His Son Jesus who is the ransoming Savior of all
Jesus has gone to prepare a place for us. A hiding place away from the wrath of God. “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be
There is coming a day, quite possibly in our lifetime, that Jesus will return to gather His faithful church, His Bride (2 Corinthians 11:2, Ephesians 5:25-27). There is a convergence of the signs Jesus spoke of (1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, Luke 21:25-28 and Matthew 24:4-8) all happening at once around
In Matthew 7:26 we find Jesus speaking the conclusion of His infamous Sermon on the Mount : “But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.” I stumbled across this verse the other day, and Jesus’ words hit me anew.