Does God Know You By Name?

Does God Know You By Name?

In our wealth- and power-driven culture, we all know the “big names” out there. Our news and entertainment industries provide a never-ending stream of the latest triumphs, tragedies and gossip. Whether it’s popular athletes, actors, or successful...
You Were Created for Heaven

You Were Created for Heaven

You and I were created for Heaven, our eternal home. Twenty years ago – almost to the day – I was baptized. On that day, October 4, 1998, I publicly announced that I had received God’s glorious gift of salvation through His Son Jesus Christ, my Lord...
Rise Up! It’s Not Over!

Rise Up! It’s Not Over!

I love the beauty of God’s Word. It’s precision, order, and purpose. God sees everything and is orchestrating events within human history and our individual lives – all for His great glory. In Genesis 21:18, after Hagar and Ishmael are cast into the...
Why Did Jesus Die?

Why Did Jesus Die?

Why Did Jesus Die? Simply put: because without Him, we are dead. This message was foreshadowed in the Old Testament when Isaac, the child of promise, was called out by God from the dead.  (That is, from the deadness of Sarah’s womb.) In the same way, we also...
Our Heart’s True Home

Our Heart’s True Home

I have a friend who feels blessed that she was adopted as a child into a loving Christian home. Recently, after a long search, she had an opportunity to meet her birth mother. She explained that her life was wonderful and full. Even so, something within her still...

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