OUR PRAYER IS CRITICAL at this very moment. Asia Bibi is a Christian Pakistani mother of five who has been languishing in prison since 2010. I've been following her process through Pakistan's judicial system for several years. Her final appeal was made to a special, three-member bench of Pakistan's Supreme Court on October 12th, 2018. … Continue reading Please pray for Asia Bibi’s acquittal and God’s abundant grace in Pakistan.
Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth,” (Mt 5:5, NIV). If ever a statement defined success, this would be it. Some, unfortunately, settle for cash now instead of a promise of salvation later. The richest people on earth can afford to buy whole islands for themselves. I envy them. I mean, … Continue reading Treasure in Heaven
The phrase "Intimacy with God" falls awkwardly upon our modern ears. It shouldn't because it reflects the perfect relationship Jesus won the right for us to have with God, and it is the profound relationship that He prayed for us to have, in John 17:20-23 (NAS): I do not ask on behalf of these alone, … Continue reading Intimacy with God
If all the words we ever spoke became embodied in a new human being, what would that person be like? They would look different from us, but they would be an exact representation of us. Imagine: all the good words, all the comforting words, all the encouraging words, and all the other words standing in … Continue reading The Word Became Jesus!
Leo the Great, best known for persuading Attila the Hun to stop invading Italy in A.D. 452, penned the most succinct and profound explanation of how the divine and human natures of Christ worked to reconcile us to God.i This is a timeless must read: “Lowliness is assured by majesty, weakness by power, mortality by eternity. To pay the debt … Continue reading Truly God, Truly Man, Risen Savior!
A multitude (NAS), or a large number (NIV), of sick would lay around the pool called Bethesda — waiting. Apparently, when the angel of the Lord stirred up the water, the first one in was healed... Recently, a news article reported that archaeologists had identified the remains of this pool. Up until that time, the pool was thought … Continue reading Get up, and Walk! – John 5
The son of one of Herod’s royal officials was close to death. The official traveled 18 miles up to Cana in the hope of successfully pleading with Jesus to return with him to Capernaum to heal his son.... His father was desperate. The boy’s life depended upon Jesus to act. Jesus, however, simply said, “Go, … Continue reading Pleading for a Miracle – John 4:30-54
John the Baptist was a humble guy, but some of John’s followers became jealous when some others began to follow Jesus. They didn’t like the competition. John, on the other hand, was full of joy to see some of his followers move their allegiance to Jesus. He recognized that his assignment, to announce the arrival … Continue reading I Must Decrease – John 3:22-36
God the Father sent us His One and Only Son, so that through our faith in Jesus Christ, we could be born again by the Holy Spirit. We who believe in Him, have turned from the darkness of this world’s lies to the light and glory of Christ’s truth. We have moved from death to life. … Continue reading From Death to Life – John 3:1-21