Heaven is real. What difference does that knowledge make to us today, when we’re struggling to raise kids and pay bills?
Posts Tagged: eternal life
Followers of Christ are familiar with the term “sold out for Jesus.” It means we’re completely surrendered to Him. Our money, time, dreams, relationships, possessions—everything about us belongs to Him and is readily available for His purposes. Yup, we’re familiar with the term, but quite honestly, living up to its meaning presents a challenge. Why?… [ read more ]
Jesus says, “Come, follow me.” What does that mean?
Does God owe us anything? I think not.
Though it is true we are not to judge others based on our own opinions or personal values, neither are we to toss out the absolutes of God’s Word in fear of being considered intolerant.
John 14:1 says, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God and trust also in me.” Verse 27 says, “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” The command is clear—don’t let my… [ read more ]
What brings inner peace? Many folks think it comes from prosperity. Everything would be okay if only I had more money. And so they work harder. They slave longer hours. They claw their way up the career ladder only to discover emptiness at the top. No one would deny that money reduces stress in a… [ read more ]
I’ve heard some people label salvation as “fire insurance.” They pray the sinner’s prayer, receive their spiritual ticket into heaven, and think that’s the end of the story. Nothing’s further from the truth. Placing one’s trust in Jesus for salvation is only the beginning. It’s simply saying yes to accepting God’s free gift of eternal… [ read more ]
Remember the one-time popular song lyrics? “All you need is love…all you need is love…” I agree, although not with the type of love the singers were singin’ about. All we need is God’s love, and He lavishes it upon us. How so? Here are a few examples: He greets us with the rising sun… [ read more ]
This week I heard a sad story about a family whose 14-year-old boy is dying. He’s been hospitalized in a facility that’s 10 hours’ drive from his home. Sadly, the cost of his medical bills has surpassed insurance coverage and necessitated his father staying at home to work. As the end of the teen’s life… [ read more ]