(BPT) – The holiday season is upon us, and as you prepare to enjoy all the wonderful things associated with this time of year, don’t forget to keep child safety top of mind so the entire family has a jolly holiday.
He was fleeing for his life but he came across the Giver of Life that could change his life.
I still remember being enthralled when reading a brief but touching passage involving a healing through Christ. To this day, the more I read that passage the more awesome treasure I find about the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Most people do not know it, but each of us needs the mercy of God. When one realizes they need His mercy, the Word of God assures us there is plenty within Him.
The news is always bustling with something, is it not? It sort of reminds me of how the wind might kick up every now and then right before a bad storm.
To many, sad to say, life without a true commitment to Christ is a pleasurable one, but that is only because their sin nature is in agreement with their sinful lifestyle. But, every now and then, some either develop a gnawing sense that something is wrong, or eventually their sinful life becomes a stench to them.
We are now living in times when people whom we can trust are scarce. Government and non-government organizations fail. Even the best person among us is only human and can only do so much. However, there is One whom we can trust because he is faithful.
Many think they are free, but are really not free, just like the Jews Jesus addressed in John 8:31-36.
Joy, genuine joy which is only given by God, the second fruit of the Holy Spirit, is a vital aspect of the true Christian’s life. There are times though that some think they have joy, but it is not, due to various reasons. The Word of God, though, shows us how to develop godly joy.
By the Holy Spirit, Paul says the following about Jesus Christ in Philippians 2:6, "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:" While you are reading that in English or some other modern language, there is a special treasure in the New Testament (NT) you might not know about.