The Joy Set Before Jesus! Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. — Hebrews 12:2 When a person initiates a new, huge endeavor, … More The Joy Set Before Jesus!
Jesus Understands Your Struggles For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. — Hebrews 4:15 If you’ve ever been controlled by hurt feelings and offenses, you know it’s a miserable state to … More Jesus Understands Your Struggles
It’s Not Cool To Be Stupid! And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now God commandeth all men everywhere to repent. — Acts 17:30 “I’m an agnostic,” the man seated next to me on the plane answered proudly after I asked him about his religious affiliation. The two of us had … More It’s Not Cool To Be Stupid!
REPENTANCE: An Elementary Principle Rick Renner Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrines of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of … More REPENTANCE: An Elementary Principle
The Difference Between Repentance and Remorse Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to … More The Difference Between Repentance and Remorse
Don’t Drop Out of Church And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more as ye see the day approaching. — Hebrews 10:24,25 When I was growing … More Don’t Drop Out of Church
Hoodwinked in the Last Days! …Take heed that no man deceive you. — Matthew 24:4 For those who have a listening ear to the Spirit of God, it is clear that we have entered into the very last part of the last days. As a result, recent decades have brought us face to face … More Hoodwinked in the Last Days!
Hate But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. Revelation 2:6 So hast thou also them that hold to the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Revelation 2:15 I personally think the word “hate” should rarely be used. But in Revelation 2:6 and 15, … More Hate
Convicted! And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin…. — John 16:8 Do you remember the first time you were convicted that you were a sinner? The first time I really knew I was a sinner is etched in my mind forever. For me, it was when a guest evangelist … More Convicted!
Guts and Gumption! Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. — Matthew 5:15 In yesterday’s Sparkling Gem, we looked at different ways to shine our light into the darkness and positively influence the world … More Guts and Gumption!