“Why This Waste?”

“Why this waste (Matthew 26:8)?” That was man’s estimate of love lavished on Jesus. But Jesus valued that act of love which made that woman pour perfume on his head.

We need more people with this kind of a give it all attitude. We need more believers who will not count the cost but sacrifice everything for the gospel.

Such “waste” happens only when love compels you to do so. … Read the rest

Do You Know This Jesus?

Immanuel. God with us (Matthew 1:23).

Jesus is God with us. His birth brought God near to us. A holy God shook hands with sinners, visited their homes and ate with them.

He attended weddings as well as funerals. He blessed weddings with his abundance and disrupted funerals with life-gifting power.

He was a doctor at times. Once he ran a catering service on loaned food of a single boy. … Read the rest

What Does the Name of Jesus Mean to You?

Following the death and resurrection of Jesus his name began to impact people. Even today it does with the same dynamite power. Jesus! What does his name mean to you?

First of all the Bible declares that the name of Jesus is the only name given under heaven by which people will be saved (Acts 4:12). Therefore all who call on his name will be saved (Acts 2:21). Jesus!

Secondly, … Read the rest

Who Is God to You?

Who is God to you? Creator. Provider. Almighty. Judge. All these are true. But there is something more we need to know and experience.

Jesus came to show us this “something more” about God. Jesus came to show us God our heavenly Father. Jesus called God “Abba, Father.” Just as a little one in a family would call Father, “My dearest Daddy!”

We too can enjoy this relationship Jesus had … Read the rest

Though Yours Sins Are like Scarlet

“Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though yours sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool” (Isaiah 1:18 NIV).

Have you all your life been in search of assurance of forgiveness of your sins? If yes, your search ends here today. God is calling you for a debate. He is pointing out the … Read the rest

Give Me a Man!

Then the Philistine said, “This day I defy the ranks of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other” (1 Samuel 17:10 NIV).

The challenge of evil is what you find here in this verse. It began in the garden of Eden when God created man and woman. Through deception Satan was able to make them sin against God. By that disobedience Satan gained entry into the … Read the rest

Of the Increase of His Government and Peace

Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end (Isaiah 9:7a NIV).

This is a simple equation. More of His government in your life will bring more of His peace into your life. There is no end to the possibilities of more of His government and more of His peace. Now the question is who governs your life?

The text a few verses ago reads, “ … Read the rest

Prince of Peace

And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6b NIV).

The world craves for peace. To achieve it they go to war. This is the tragedy of the world.

Brokenness seems to have invaded the world. Nothing fits together for long. Relationships get broken, treaties are broken, and man’s faith in God also is getting broken.

So in reality, when man longs for … Read the rest

Everlasting Father

And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6b NIV).

Everlasting Father. It shows God’s unchanging nature towards His children. Yes, God loves to have a loving relationship with you. Have you yet realized it? The Christian life is miserable when you think of it in terms of doing some things and not doing some things. Even if you are successful in obeying … Read the rest

Mighty God

And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6b NIV).

Is there anyone else who can claim to be Mighty God? God asks, “Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock, I know not one” (see Isaiah 44:8b). This is an absolute claim. God claims for Himself a throne in our heart which He will share with no one … Read the rest