Saved from Prison

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  –John 3:16 Jesus died on the cross for me. I have heard that so many times that I gloss over it every time I read or hear it. But I recently…

Forgiving the Unforgivable

“Forgive one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 Everyone at some point in life is going to have the opportunity to forgive someone. But when that time comes, it is never easy. The very last thing our human desires want to do is to let go of anger and bitterness. Instead,…

Not Inward, but Outward

“For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” Galatians 5:13 “Christian liberty.” What a loaded (and often misunderstood) topic! I know that before I dug into this passage in Galatians, I sometimes used it as a shield when people confronted…

Three Keys to Being a Good Friend

The topic of ‘friends’ has been a theme in my life recently. From old friends, and new friends, to long distance friends, close friends, and dramatic friends… they just keep coming up in my life, prayers, and thoughts. In the past, I have done a lot of study on what a friend is, and there…

Help! Not Needed, but Still Wanted

“and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities—Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him from their substance.” Luke 8:2-3 If you are like me, you’ve skimmed over certain verses that you felt weren’t all…