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Trust In God’s Word Equals Hope

Trust In God’s Word Equals Hope

Hope, one of the anchors of the Christian life, is deeply rooted in the same garden as faith. The Psalmist sums it up in 119:81, “… I hope in Your word” and here, the word that is translated “hope” from the Hebrew language, means to wait, and implies to be patient. Looking at hope in […]

Listen For God’s Answer In Dark...

Listen For God’s Answer In Dark Times

We live in a world of darkness, and sometimes even Christians find it staring them in the face. In Micah 7:7-8, Israel had fallen into a dark place, but finally came to the realization that if they would turn to God He would hear them, and their confession and comfort is found in verse 8, […]

Resurrection Power In God’s Wor...

Resurrection Power In God’s Word

Lazarus, Jesus’ close friend, had died, and it was four days later when Jesus arrived on the scene, saying to his heartbroken sister, Martha, “Your brother will rise again” (John 11:23). Martha affirms her belief in a future resurrection, which is the hope of all believers in accordance with the words of Jesus, Himself, in […]

The Power Of God’s Word When We...

The Power Of God’s Word When We Follow Its Directives

Numerous times in the Bible men were instructed to wait on the Lord, wait for the Lord, or to stand still. Yes there are times when we must “roll up our sleeves” and go to work, but then there are times when the task is too great for us; our intellect is insufficient, or we […]

The Promise

The Promise

Heaven; a place many people talk about, but relatively few are preparing to go to! It is a place of indescribable beauty, splendor, abundance, and tranquility from the description of its capitol city given in Revelation 21:1-22. In John 1, Jesus tells His disciples (who were probably troubled because of His impending departure from them) […]

My Help

My Help

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills – From whence comes my help?” (Psalm 121:1). The KJV places a period at the end of this verse, but six other versions I have looked at place a question mark. Looking at it from that angle, the Psalmist recognizes that the hills and mountains in […]

Better… (Part 6)

Better… (Part 6)

The basis for this meditation comes from 1 Corinthians 15:53-58. Living in a broken world, we must reconcile ourselves to the fact that “it is appointed for men to die once…” (Hebrews 9:27). Death is so cruel, so cold, and appears to be so permanent; even having been redeemed from the curse of sin and death our […]

Better… (Part 1)

Better… (Part 1)

There is much in the Bible about the better things God has planned for those who love Him. Today we bring to you the first in a six part series of meditations on a few of those things. In the early verses of Hebrews chapter six, the Apostle lays out the case and peril of […]

Salvation Revealed

Salvation Revealed

  Peter, in the midst of portraying to his readers the inheritance that is reserved for them in heaven, points out that they too, like the inheritance, are being kept (guarded over) by the power of God, for that day when salvation will be fully disclosed, 1 Peter 1:5-6. Peter says we are being “kept […]

A Living Hope

A Living Hope

In 1 Peter 1:3-5 we are told that “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 the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven […]