The reality for us now is “Christ has in fact been raised from the dead”. The mystery of the Gospel has been revealed – and fulfilled by the Messiah
All our life we will feel the pains of this world. That is a reality. After all, we are still human. The difference is: we have hope in Christ…way before He implemented Creation – His plan was always to “redeem” us back to Himself, to bring us to His salvation, to give us His strength and encouragement in this life
As we are raised up we will be given an “incorruptible” (everlasting) new body, like Christ’s resurrected body. Christ was the first, and we are next
“run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us” – Hebrews 12:1 All the runners run There are many ways to run a race. We can run to win, or we can unconsciously run to lose. Are you winning in your race? “seize the prize and make it yours!” The Christian […]
You do know, right (?)… that we are actually all together one race? Today’s news events of hate-filled cops and hate-filled rioters and hate-filled political movements seem to indicate otherwise. Is anyone reading the Bible – and actually trying to follow Jesus? I’m sure you heard about this murder of George Floyd. It happened in […]
For the believer – death is the portal to Heaven. “Even if you die, you will live”, Jesus said. That is the promise of Jesus to those who sincerely accept Him as their personal Savior and Lord. I’ve tried to find a solace… For the unbeliever – death is the portal to an instant appointment […]
God is my hope, my encouragement, my confidence. When we face difficult times in our life, the follower of Christ finds hope and encouragement in the words of God to us – the Bible. God Himself is our hope, our encouragement, our confidence. “We overflow with confidence in His promises.” Romans 15:4-6 4 For whatever was […]
Heaven will be …filled-up full with unending awe of the One-and-Only, the wonderfully awesome God, and …filled-up full with overflowing love that voids any need for laws. Love will rule inside our insides. The peace of God, in Heaven, will surpass our present ability to understand that realm.
You ever stop to think about your existence? Wow! What a privilege to have been created. What a privilege – that God Himself cares about me, about you. I have hope. Anyone on earth can have hope and joy everyday – through Jesus. He carries me. He is the lifter of my soul. (Psalm 3:3) […]
Romans 8:25-28 Amplified Bible (AMP) 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait eagerly for it with patience and composure. Our Victory in Christ 26 In the same way the Spirit [comes to us and] helps us in our weakness. We do not know what prayer to offer or how to offer […]
Imagine a personal friend so close he is available instantly. Anytime anywhere he will help you with anything on your mind. What if this “instantaneous friend” has a continuous presence in you, a connection inside you, to understand you? Romans 8:15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading again to fear […]
Some sweet day I’m a goin’ home! I’ll fly away! Wow! What a day that will be.
I have hope. Anyone on earth can have hope and joy everyday – through Jesus. He carries me. He is “the lifter of my soul.” What about you? Have you drawn close to God? Whoever you are, no matter what you’ve done with the privilege of your existence – today there is hope for you in Jesus.
Who was correct? Graham -or- Hawking? Billy said “I’ll be in heaven in the future life”, whereas Hawking postulated there is no afterlife, saying heaven “is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.” “One thing’s for sure: Both of these men now know the truth of what happens after death.” – Robin O’Hare […]
…I have hope – because God is good. He will not let me down. I am a brand new creation in Christ! Excerpt… Lamentations 3:verses 20-26 Amplified Bible (AMP) 20 My soul continually … is bowed down within me. 21 But this I call to mind, Therefore I have hope. 22 It is because of […]
“You thought that I was just like you.” – Psalm 50: verse 21 It all seems so right. God must be just fine with who I am and all I do. A few things might not be right, but God will “get over it” just like I do with things I don’t like. Right? Well, […]
Have you ever tried to grasp the deep intensity of God’s feelings against your sin? Do you know how much He hates sin?
“And the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore” – Psalm 121:8 NIV God is not some far away, distant-from-you, dis-concerned bubble of energy, inside some aura of mist on a mysterious planet far far away in a different galaxy. Star Trek might lead one to believe that! But the […]
Just wanted to express my condolences. I am so sorry for the recent loss of your wife, Tom. I can only imagine the loss, as I am close to your age and still married after forty two years together. What consoles me, throughout my life, is my faith that God cares about me, is actively […]
Hell is home for the walking dead. You ain’t leavin’ this home. You don’t want to go there. You don’t want to be one. But, there is hope in Christ. Be sure to break new ground, get out of your living grave – if you don’t know Him personally. He saves sinners. I know, because […]
Salvation comes from Jesus, not from anywhere else or anyone else: not from religion, not from one who calls himself a prophet, not from any church leader, not from trying to be good enough for God, not from any effort or great thing you may do – nothing else can save you from the future […]
Oh the wonder of that love of our fathomless Creator, to save me in spite of my self-centered soul. Lost and rebellious, He chose me. Pursued and wooed, what mystery – grace. I said yes to Creator God. To know Him… is to love Him. I had to say yes to such love. How could […]
January 22, 2008 A Letter to Danny: The mortgage guys sure messed-up our economy through their greed and dishonesty by arranging inappropriate loans for under-financed home-wanters. Now many are hurting with this economic downturn. Being unemployed, or under-employed, or loosing your house or an investment – is VERY tough to deal with. Been there, done […]
Faith will not be necessary in heaven. Faith and hope will be ¨done away¨with (1 Corinthians 13:v8). When we finally are brought into His Kingdom, instead of on this earth with His Holy Spirit, then we will have Him, not just merely faith and hope.