3 Reasons We Can Be Joyful In Trials

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials.” -James 1:2 The weeks dragged into months. Those months dragged into over a year. One of my friends, a captain on our soccer team, had been sidelined for what seemed to be forever with an injury. Bouncing from doctor to doctor, he kept getting…

Which One Will it Be?

“And Jesus said to him, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.’” -Luke 23:43 It was dusty, and a slight wind was blowing. He stumbled along slowly under the weight of his cross. This man was a criminal condemned to execution by crucifixion. As he reached the spot where his…

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…

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…