In the book of Galatians the apostle Paul spends most of the book talking about grace. He tells us how we receive it, the fact that we cannot earn it, and how we should live in light of the fact that salvation is by grace. However, in the first chapter of Galatians, he makes five… Continue reading The Apostle Paul’s 5 Gospel Declarations￼
Worry and anxiety have taken over society. We are overwhelmed by news from every corner of the earth. Social media wants us to believe that everyone is living some perfect life, while we are insufficient. So instead of worrying, here are three verses to think about and meditate on. REPLACE WORRY WITH PRAYER Prayer says,… Continue reading 3 Verses to Meditate on Instead of Worrying
There are many times that God calls Christians to make peace. Although this is not always the case, as I wrote recently in “Christian, Stop Making Peace ” If you are working in an area where God has called you to make peace, here are five ways God gives to help make peace with others.… Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Peace with Others
Anytime we have an oversimplification of an issue, we tend to go astray. When we are too simpleminded and only look in one area of Scripture avoiding others, we make mistakes. One area is peacemaking. Christians are all called to make peace. We are called to be peacemakers. Peace is one of the fruits of… Continue reading Christian, Stop Making Peace
I’ve stood on “The mount of Beatitudes” in Northern Israel where Jesus spoke amazing words found in Matthew 5, where He gave His famous Sermon on the Mount. In Matthew 5:9 He said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.” This verse and teaching of Jesus greatly impacted my… Continue reading Peacemaking: Maybe Not What You Think
Charlie Brown’s famous line is “good grief!,” but I’m not sure I’ve had grief that was good. Grief can be caused by a lot of things, but usually it is grieving the passing of a family member or friend. Grief can extend beyond that of physical death. It can even come from a loss of… Continue reading A Specific Prayer for Those Who Grieve
For those who will be spending extra time together, whether it is due to a time of sickness, a snowstorm (for those up north), a holiday, or a summer without school, we all have times when we can spend extra time together. This can either be a time of extra stress, or extra blessing, depending… Continue reading Making Your Home a Sanctuary in the Storm
There is a lot of pressure on Christians to get along with everyone. The banner of love is, and should be, waived high as one of the central Christian ethos. Not only are we to love others, but we are even called to help different parties come together. Jesus even says in His Sermon on… Continue reading Do I Have to Get Along With Everyone?