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God’s Grace is All We Need
God’s grace is not a gentle shower washing away the problem. It is a raging, roaring river whose current knocks you off your feet and carries you into the presence of God. Heather Sample suspected trouble the moment she saw the cut on her dad’s hand. The two had sat down for a quick lunch […]
Forgiveness For All
I came across an interesting online article this morning. The headline read “38 Stars Who Were Arrested in 2012.” My curiosity compelled me to click on the link. The article showed some of our beloved Hollywood A-listers, B-listers, even C-listers in a less than flattering light. We’ve seen them in movies. We’ve listened to their […]
Family Wounds Are Slow to Heal
Family wounds are slow to heal. I hope your childhood was a happy time when your parents kept everyone fed, safe, and chuckling. I hope your dad came home every day, your mom tucked you in bed every night, and your siblings were your best friends. But if not, you need to know you aren’t alone. […]
Bible Verses about Grace
Any discussion of the word grace must begin and end with a clear search of Bible verses about grace to learn what God’s word reveals to us. As we search we discover that the word grace was used to describe Jesus but the word was never spoken by Jesus. Any search of Bible verses about grace, could also […]
Acquiring a Heavenly Perspective
I . . . began working my way upstairs on my crutches. Down at the bottom, on the first step, I started getting mad at God. “This isn’t fair,” I grumbled aloud as I struggled up the stairs, one crutch at a time, one step at a time. “I have to suffer and be in […]
3 Bible Studies on Grace
Grace is the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not because of anything we have done to earn it. This is the message of the gospel in a word. We should always be reminding ourselves of the grace that God has extended to us. With that […]
Someone Else Shuts the Door - #6832
Today the door is open! God paid with the blood of His Son for you to go to heaven, but you've got to come while He's calling. You can meet Jesus at His cross today. He's been waiting for you there.
Storm Surge - #6778
Battered and confused, we finally open our soul to the love that we've been looking for all our lives. And we find in Jesus what the Bible calls "an anchor for the soul, firm and secure" (Hebrews 6:19). The howling winds leave us, not lost, but found and finally at peace. In the arms of the One who speaks "Peace, be still!" to the storm in your soul.
Surprises in the Family Tree - #6770
We're sinners who must always find grace to be "Amazing grace - how sweet the sound." The hymn says, "I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene, and wonder how He could love me...a sinner condemned, unclean." I hope today you still find God's grace amazing, and that you haven't been around so long that you think you belong in God's family because you deserve it.
What Keeps Your Father From Helping? - #6661
Your Father is standing there ready to help as only He can, but you've got to release that bitterness that's making your burden so much heavier. Why carry that load too? Your Father wants to trade your bitterness for His energizing grace.