God Works in Strange Ways

“Jesus replied, ‘You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.’” – John 13:7   It has been said quite often that God works in strange ways. Isaiah 55:8-9 state, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are…

Blessed Assurance

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my hand.” – John 10:27-29…

The Blood of Jesus Christ

“The blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies (cleanses) us from all sin.” – 1 John 1:7b   The bible makes it so clear that we’re all sinners. We’re all cut from the same piece of cloth, and that piece of cloth is very dirty. Does this offend you? I hope not because it’s the truth. Even…

Who but Jesus?

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved!” – Acts 4:12   In Acts 4, Peter and John have been brought before the Sanhedrin because they had been “teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead”…

Wonderful, Merciful Savior!

“And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace!” – Isaiah 9:6   One of my favorite worship songs, entitled Wonderful, Merciful Savior, was written and sung by a group known as Selah, a contemporary Christian vocal trio consisting of Todd Smith, Allan Hall and Amy Perry. The word Selah is used…

The Path of Joy

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” – Philippians 1:21   According to Webster, joy is “the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune.” It also defines joy as “a very glad feeling; happiness; delight.” I would argue, however, that Webster defines joy from a very worldly perspective. You see,…