Is it Really Love?

“Love does no wrong to a neighbor. Love, therefore, is the fulfillment of the law.” (Romans 13:10) Love is a word our culture loves to throw around without definition. We use it in a way that seems to say the essence of love is “always be nice to me and never tell me anything that […]

Jesus is completely in control

Jesus Christ [is] the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.  (Revelation 1:5) The world is run by rulers of all sorts and kinds. Some are elected representatives, and others, self-appointed tyrants.  Some lead by example and others rule by force and fear.  Some act in ways that honor […]

God is the greatest authority

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 47 GOD IS THE GREATEST AUTHORITY God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne.  (Psalm 47:8) Nations rise and grow strong, then weaken and eventually fall.  Societies grow and expand, then contract and inevitably collapse.  As surely as winter follows autumn and spring follows winter, all civilizations have […]

God gives you options to use

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 25 GOD GIVES YOU OPTIONS TO USE “If then I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not seek to escape death.  But if there is nothing to their charges against me, no one can give me up to them.  I […]

Don’t let politics derail your perspective

An Encouraging Word DON’T LET POLITICS DERAIL YOUR PERSPECTIVE Today my friend texted me in despair. “I’ve given up on everything political,” he said.  “If things are going to change for the better, it’s going to happen by changing the hearts of men.” How right he was. Today’s landmark Supreme Court decision will forever alter the […]