Appearances

“I’m not one to meddle in other people’s business but I just wanted to put you in the loop about what others are saying,” Mrs. Martin said to Jennifer.  They were sitting in Jennifer’s living-room.  Mrs. Martin had dropped by to drop off some books she had borrowed.  Jennifer had invited her to stay and … More Appearances

Indebted to Jesus

1 Timothy 1:12-17 I was reading this passage and thinking of how we are all indebted to Jesus.  We have done terrible things in our lives but He showed us such love and grace that we could only respond in humility and gratitude.  There are times when my past comes back to haunt me but … More Indebted to Jesus

Godly Sorrow

2 Corinthians 7:10 When I read this I remembered that Paul had written an earlier letter, rebuking the congregation for not acting in the case where a member was guilty of adultery. He had relations with his father’s wife, something that God had condemned. The other members had not dealt with matter. Apparently, they were … More Godly Sorrow

Church Under Attack

Acts 12:21 When I read this I couldn’t help but notice the irony. Herod took it upon himself to attack the church. He killed James and when he saw that this pleased the Jews, he had Peter arrested and thrown into prison. Herod clearly didn’t know that the powers of darkness would not prevail against the … More Church Under Attack

I Never Knew You

Matthew 7:21-23). It’s hard to believe but there are a lot of Christians who believe that the good works they are doing will get them into Heaven.  However, Jesus made it clear that this is not the case.  He specifically said that those who get into Heaven are those who do the Father’s will.  It … More I Never Knew You

Paul’s Testimony

Galatians 1:13-17 In his letter to the Galatians, Paul shares how he became a Christian. It wasn’t something he ever dreamed would happen. He was a staunch believer in Judaism and its traditions. He was filled with a jealous zeal to protect his religion and was determined to stamp out any other religion he believed … More Paul’s Testimony