Can I Earn My Forgiveness?

So many people suffer from guilt. It need not be a great crime like murder that troubles, but it can be the little wrongs they have done.

Their past haunts them.
They suffer silently as their minds torture them.
They feel someone accusing them all the time.
Unable to open up to anyone they carry … Read the rest

What Does the Bible Say About Itself?

The Word of God has a unique place in God’s dealing with man. The Bible describes itself in certain ways that help us understand this unique relationship. Some of these descriptions are in word pictures. They help us to understand the special place the Bible has in the estimate of God.

For example, the Psalmist … Read the rest

What Does the Bible Mean to You?

Who Wrote the Bible?
God used chosen people to write down what he wanted them to communicate. The Spirit of God enabled these people to do so (2 Peter 1:20, 21). Even when the literary characteristics   like the style of writing, choice of words, and personality of the author is distinguishable in these writings, the … Read the rest

A New Motivation for Purity

Sinful wickedness is on the increase everyday. Through many forms of entertainment there is an open promotion of sinful attitudes in the world today.

And Christians are exposed to these things. And they are corrupting the thinking patterns of Christians.

This is a grave problem. The old ways of fighting this menace won’t help much … Read the rest

Battling Depression

The word depression immediately brings thoughts of darkness. Yes, depression can be described as absence of light. It can also be absence of joy. When all the world seems happy and asks us to be like them we simply can’t. The sadness is increased when nobody understands what we are passing through. They come out … Read the rest

God’s Best Music comes from Flawed Instruments  (Part 4) Inferiority Because of Feelings of Insignificance

There are many Christians who suffer because they think that they are insignificant. If you are one of those, right away, let me ask you a logical question: “Would Christ have died for you if you were insignificant?” Can you answer this question honestly? If you can, your thoughts of insignificance would disappear immediately! Or, … Read the rest

I am the God of Bethel

I am the God of Bethel (Genesis 31:13a NIV).

God remembers His encounters with you. He also reminds you of them. Here, Jacob is reminded of Bethel. God goes one step further and says, “I am the God of Bethel.”

Thus God was owning that experience of Himself that Jacob had at Bethel in a … Read the rest

In Its Time I Will Do This Swiftly

The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the Lord; in its time I will do this swiftly (Isaiah 60:22 NIV).

There is a key to understanding the way that God’s blessing and increase comes. It is the phrase, “in its time.” There is a time that God … Read the rest

To Open Doors Before Him

This is what the Lord says to his anointed, … whose right hand I take hold of … to open doors before him so that gates will not be shut: I will go before you … (Isaiah 45:1,2a NIV).

This is part of a famous prophecy about King Cyrus whom God used to rebuild the … Read the rest

The Lord Will Provide

The Lord Will Provide (Genesis 22:14 NIV).

This ultimately refers to God’s providing of Jesus, the Lamb of God, for us. But it can be applied to all life situations provided you have accepted God’s provision of the Lamb.

The context of this verse is the testing of Abraham. God asked him to sacrifice Isaac. … Read the rest