Archive for Salvation

Your Other Atmosphere

Our Creator chose to envelop earth in an atmosphere we call “air.” Air surrounds and sustains us, refreshes us and protects us from harmful sun rays.  Air makes life possible.  Two gases comprise the bulk of our atmosphere: nitrogen, about 79% and oxygen, a little more than 20%. Read More→

Our Personal Comforter and Encourager

God is a person. Humans can fellowship with this divine person. He isn’t distant, unknowable or remote. Humans can experience God, fellowship with him and enjoy his presence. His wonderful presence imparts hopefulness to our hearts, courage to our minds and joy to our emotions. Read More→

Better Than Walt Disney

People refer to Walt Disney as the father of animation.  His genius popularized animated cartoons.  Disney characters like Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse come to live in countless theaters, TV’s and DVD’s.  Disney’s ability to make cartoon characters seem life-like built a multi-billion-dollar industry. Read More→

Your Invitation to Dine with Jesus

Jesus sends you an invitation to dine with him.  “I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will go in and eat with him and he with me,” Revelation 3:20.  Jesus issued this invitation to everyone in the church, his earthly body; so, you’re included.

There’s something really special about sharing a meal with other people.  Meal time allows us to leisurely fellowship.  We share our experiences, feelings, ideas and plans.  Others listen and then casually speak about the happenings of their day.  We laugh with one another, empathize together and feel totally unthreatened by those sitting at the table with us. Meal time opens doors of communication that remain shut during the rest of our day. Read More→

Making Sin Sick of You

Several years ago I planted a hibiscus in our flower bed.  With frequent watering and occasional fertilizing the plant grew larger and larger and produced beautiful showy flowers.  My heart often sings to the Creator whose genius designed such beauty! Read More→

Faith in God; Fruitfulness From God

Abraham and family

Abraham enjoyed a good life.  Surrounded by friends, family and a prosperous community, he faced a secure, delightful future.  Confidence in his ancestors’ gods appeared to keep the supernatural on his side. Read More→

Rescued From the Bad Effects of Sin

cross crown of thorns“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life,” John 3:16. What great news! Since God loves all humans, he wants us living with him. In fact, our heavenly Father loves us so much that he provided a way for us to escape the mess we made for ourselves. God never intended for humans to suffer or die or act selfishly or feel afraid. Our sinfulness brought all these things into the world. But God wants those he loves being near himself so John 3:16 points out that everyone who accepts Jesus as Savior is rescued from the bad effects of sin. Then, when this life on earth ends our human spirit goes to be with God eternally. We live in paradise! Read More→

The Creator of Pleasant Effects

The word “death” describes an event that all humans avoid. Nevertheless our bodies eventually cease functioning and we experience the awful event common to all humans. We struggle through emotional adjustments to the absence of loved ones and friends who pass away. Being a Christian doesn’t exempt us from death or the feeling of loneliness when loved ones depart. Read More→

Where My Downfall and My Rising Up Began

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At age six I received Jesus as my Savior during a Sunday morning service at the church my parents attended.  Then, for some unexplainable reason, when only twelve years old I decided to quit praying.  My downfall began and for the next five years I had nothing to do with the Lord.  I never read his Word, never talked to him and never thought about him.  Sin became common and normal for me. Read More→