“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” (Psalm 8:3-4 ESV) Christopher Christian Sturm (1740-1786) was a German preacher who wrote Reflections on … Continue reading What is Man?
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27 ESV) “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. … Continue reading Christian Peace
“For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” (1 John 5:4 ESV) How important is faith? God has given it to us as the means of victory in overcoming the world in which we live. Be encouraged by Charles Spurgeon's comments on … Continue reading Faith that Overcomes the World
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation.” (Hebrews 11:1-2 ESV) In Hebrews 10:39 we are told that followers of Christ "are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve … Continue reading Preserving and Pleasing Faith
Consider for a moment this irony: The world teaches us to think that we are special so we will have a high self-esteem, while also teaching that we are nothing more than animals who were lucky enough to evolve a little higher than other life forms. Thus, while telling us we should feel significant, their … Continue reading You are Special Because You have Thumbs?!?!?
“I the LORD do not change.” (Malachi 3:6) The world we live in is changing faster than an ice cube in the summer sun. We can hardly keep up with quickly changing technology, world events, scientific discoveries and information. Change is happening to the foundations of our society. Change is assaulting the definitions and meaning of truth. We are … Continue reading God has not Changed
“For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.” (Romans 11:36) The moments of our lives cycle through the ordinary and routine until an unexpected and random event interrupts the mundane. These out-of-the-ordinary happenings may be big or small. They may shake us or merely annoy us. … Continue reading Small Providences with Big Purposes