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Our Heavenly Father

Our Heavenly Father

Every birth requires the involvement of a father; the new birth also requires the involvement of a heavenly Father! 1 Peter 1:3 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from […]

A Testimony

A Testimony

The Bible clearly shows us that God delights in His people speaking to one another about Him and His goodness (see Malachi 3:16). And not only within the four walls of the church, but to the people in the world around us: “Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His […]

Light Or Darkness

Light Or Darkness

Light and darkness are polar opposites: the darkness of a stormy night with no light in sight verses the brilliance of the mid-day sun in a cloudless sky. This is the contrast of two kingdoms, the kingdom of God (which is light) and the kingdom of Satan (which is darkness). The question is which kingdom […]

The Soul

The Soul

“My soul clings to the dust” (Psalm 119:25); from the Hebrew definition we learn that the soul is a “breathing creature”. The Amplified Bible reads, “My earthly life cleaves to the dust” and in the physical world this could apply to all that are born into it passing away in death. But there is also […]

Days Of Trouble

Days Of Trouble

Eliphaz may have been erroneous in his assessment that Job’s trouble was because of error in his lifestyle, but he had it right when he said, “…man is born to trouble…” (Job 5:7). Sorrow, labor, toil, grief, pain, trouble, misery, fatigue, and exhaustion, could all explain the original Hebrew word used here. If you have […]

Look Up And Beyond

Look Up And Beyond

The Christian life is not a life free of pressure, stress, anguish, adversity, oppression, affliction, and crushing. In fact, when Jesus said, “In the world you will have tribulation” (John 16:33), the Greek word He used is “thlipsis” which means all of the above! The word is actually used of pressing olives or grapes to […]

A Testimony

A Testimony

This week we are featuring the testimony of a person that has become very close to us. This testimony brings out in real life the fact that we cooperate with God in bringing about what He does in our life. There are things we cannot conqueror and addictions we cannot break, but God does not […]

A New Thing

A New Thing

When God says, “I will do a new thing” in Isaiah 43:19, He does not mean that the old standards are no longer valid or not to be adhered to. Indeed, in Jeremiah 6:16 He says, “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk […]

God’s Transplant Center

God’s Transplant Center

Rebellion has been at the heart of sin and evil ever since its inception beginning with Satan who rose up against God and was cast down from his position of leadership in the heavenlies (Isaiah 14:12-14); he then incited man, God’s chief creation on earth, to rebel resulting in death and expulsion from the garden […]

His Name Shall Be Called

His Name Shall Be Called

In Isaiah 9:6 we are given five titles describing the character of Jesus. Before we look at these characteristics we ask to whom would He be manifest in these roles? Isaiah said it is “unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given”. Unto who, the Jewish race? Yes, because it was […]