Jesus’ plan all along was to suffer as a substitutionary sacrifice to satisfy the legal demands of God’s justice in order to offer us pardon. His costly gift deserves our willing devotion to Him.… Read More Christ’s Willing, Loving Sacrifice
A few years ago we had a gift exchange “game” at a Christmas party I attended. Each person drew a number, and starting at number 1, they picked a gift from the gift table or from someone who had already opened a gift that they wanted. If they took someone else’s gift, the other person… Read More How to Recognize & Overcome Prejudice
As we have been watching the news in the last (how many?) months, we have been bombarded with bad news: hurricanes, flooding, fires, murders–the list goes on. And it is so easy to ask ourselves, “Where is God in all of this? And why doesn’t He do something to stop it?” If we don’t allow… Read More The Biggest and Best Portion
Fire! Did that get your attention? No? I’ll try a little louder. Fire!! Did you hear me this time? This is the problem I was having in a dream I had last night. The small house we were staying in was on fire. We had called 911, and everyone was leaving the house. Then I… Read More What to do when There’s Danger
I once heard of a person who just could not understand God’s grace. And he is in good company. His religious beliefs were such that one had to try his hardest to be good, and hopefully his good works would outweigh his bad works in the judgment, and then God would let him into… Read More Difficulty Believing in God’s Grace?