The Heart: Part 1

“Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were…

A Spiritual Test

“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you — unless you fail the test?” – 2 Corinthians 13:5   Paul instructed the members of the church in Corinth to test themselves in order to determine if they were true followers of Jesus. His…

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…

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”…

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,…

The Chief of Sinners

“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.…