Category: Faith

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The good news is that, through His mercy and grace, God has provided the means for the salvation of mankind. All of us are sinners and fall short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23), but thanks to the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, the…

Metamorphosis

The butterfly is perhaps the most beautiful creature in the insect world. But that beautiful creature that soars with its beautifully colored wings began its life as a caterpillar that crawls along the ground until one day, through a process called metamorphosis, it wrapped…

Grace

Jean Valjean was desperate. His sister and her family were starving and they had no money to buy food. So, out of that place of desperation, he stole a loaf of bread, a crime for which he was sentenced to five years in prison….

Fall Prevention

Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble; (2 Peter 1:10, NASB) Among the most serious and common medical problems that face older adults…

Is God for Us?

The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the LORD God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?” “Of course we may eat…

Christmas: God’s Love Letter

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6, ESV) Love letters. I’m sure that…

Jesus is the Light

In the neighborhood that I live in, Netherwood Heights in Plainfield, New Jersey, we have an annual tradition on Christmas Eve. Neighbors gather together in the morning to create luminaries, paper bags filled with sand and a candle. The bags are then transported throughout…

Lessons in Obedience

Have you ever felt that God was calling you or leading you to do something that was either out of your comfort zone or would require you to give up something that was important to you? Sometimes God does that. Sometimes He wants us…

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

The words most commonly associated with Advent and Christmas are peace, joy, hope, and love. The birth of the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ, brought all of these things. He is the Prince of Peace whose birth brought and still brings joy and hope to…

The Gift That Makes Jesus Smile

Written in 1941 by an American classical music composer and teacher named Katherine Kennicott Davis, Carol of the Drum is one of the most popular of Christmas carols. It was first recorded by the Trapp Family Singers (of The Sound of Music fame) in 1951. In 1958 the…

The All-Inclusive Message of Christmas

After my wife and I were married, we spent our honeymoon at a resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The resort was beautiful, we had a wonderful room, there were lots of activities available, and we had three delicious meals each day. And the best…

The “Foolishness” of God

You are the owner of a baseball team and are in the process of trying to put together the strongest team possible with the goal of winning a championship. As you get ready to select the player to play third base, you have a…

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