“God is king over the whole earth” (Zechariah 14:9; Psalm 47:7) God is King with A kingdom without natural border in the universe A domain relished the hearts of Your subjects A duration without conception or culmination A reign characterized by justice and righteousness God is King by A dominance unshakeable, regal and kind A […]Read More God is King
Or in other words, can someone really be a “Christian” but never go to church? In short, “Yes” and “No” but before you roll your eyes because of a flip-flopped answer, let me explain. Someone does not have to go to church to be a Christian. The Bible does not directly say, “Thou shalt go […]Read More Does church make a Christian?
How I wonder, where I wonder Is a place so far away A place I wish to stay And sin never causes sway. Help me show and don’t say No To life ever happy Living without tragedy And alone designed for me. Does it exist beyond our bliss Of reality this afternoon? My nativity’s evil […]Read More kneel to appeal
The last part of Philippians 4:5 says, “The Lord is at hand.” Some take this to mean, Jesus is coming back soon. While that is true, it also means God is present. He is near. It’s when our life is chaotic, when we don’t feel so happy about our circumstances, or when we are tempted […]Read More how the nearness of God matters
James knew that the world detested Christians, but he also knew the Christian faith was an active world-changing faith. It was a faith at work. In other words, faith had fruits of faith (i.e. works). It was a faith that looked like Jesus, talked like Jesus, and served like Jesus. With millions of Christians suffering […]Read More James: How Faith Works
A lot about life in North Africa, if you’re not careful, can rob your joy. The heat. Heat rash. Tiredness. Travels. Knocks at the gate at 5:00am. Feeling used for services (ice, car rides, cell phone charging). Reverse proselytizing. Language barrier. Bluntness. Daily chores. Sickness. Lack of communication from the outside world. Feeling fellowship starved. […]Read More joy full
John—the beloved disciple of Jesus—writes so that people may believe that Jesus is the Son of God (20:31). John is a Jesus lover. And Jesus loves John too. This mutual love is seen in the way that John writes about Jesus. It’s as if he paints beautiful and endearing portraits of Jesus each able to […]Read More 70 Portraits of Jesus in John’s Gospel