Jesus loved you with His life

By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.  (1 John 3:16) Love is not just a feeling, it is a choice to act.  It is a demonstrated desire to put someone else’s needs above your own.  Love is an […]

For or Against

“Have you considered following Jesus on a part-time basis? Here’s His response…”

A House Divided

“Jesus isn’t trying to restrict your freedom, He’s trying to rescue your future.”

Anniversaries and Expectations [An Encouraging Word]

Two years ago today, my wife and I said “I do,” and we’re not doing a thing to celebrate. Why not?  First, we both work today, and second, we’re watching our finances, staying on-budget and paying off debt (you know, those boring details of married life that don’t get special days or cards or celebrations.) For […]

Worship

Worship is not an event you attend once a week; it’s the lifestyle you practice every day. In reality, everyone, everywhere, at all times is worshipping someone or something, because worship is simply the act of demonstrating the value (or “worth”) of something by giving it priority. When you prioritize one person, activity or interest above others […]

It’s not over ’til God says it is

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 4 IT’S NOT OVER ‘TIL GOD SAYS IT IS Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart.  Then each one will receive his commendation from […]

Jesus loved you with His life

Scripture Notes on 1 John 3 By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.  (1 John 3:16) Love is not just a feeling, it is a choice to act. It is a demonstrated desire to put someone else’s needs […]

God’s love for you endures forever

Scripture Notes on Psalm 136 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever.  (Psalm 136:1) God’s love for you doesn’t depend on your goodness, but on His grace. His love for you doesn’t rest on your performance as a Christian, but on Christ’s performance as a savior. His love […]

God’s commitment is your courage

Scripture Notes on Psalm 118 Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? (Psalm 118:5-6) God takes commitment very seriously. He calls all people to be truthful with one another, to […]

When Does Marriage Really End?

QUESTION: “When does marriage end? Does it end at the “legal” end when a divorce becomes final? Or, does it end in biblical terms at the moment when a spouse commits adultery? “
The Bible speaks of marriage not as a contract, but as a covenant. There are several differences between the two, but the one that applies most in this case to this question is simply this…