Category: Encouragements

  • Peace With God

    There are wars in numerous places in the world today.  Sometimes there are ceasefire agreements and then one side acts treacherously and hostilities resume.  We can define peace as the absence of war or hostilities.  But there are several levels of peace.  Peace can be between nations or social groups.  Peace can also be lack […]

  • Things We Should Know

    The apostle Paul had a prayer for the Ephesians.  Ephesians 1:17-21 “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His […]

  • To Know God Better

    The apostle Paul had a prayer for the Ephesians.  Ephesians 1:17-21 “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His […]

  • Happy In Tribulation

    How do you react when trials come on you?  Some people get angry.  Maybe they get angry with themselves for messing up.  Maybe they get angry with others and respond with vengeance.  Maybe they give in to the trial and get depressed.  Maybe they feel sorry for themselves.  Maybe they fight the trial, seeking to […]

  • All Have Sinned

    Some of us have lived some pretty wicked lives before we became Christians.  Others of us were born into a Christian family that trained us to live good lives.  Regardless of our background, the truth is that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23).  This is one of the […]

  • We Are Chosen

    In the business world, people are taught to develop a plan and then work the plan to accomplish a goal.  This is in contrast to having no plan and letting happen whatever happens.  We are told that God had a plan for the world and mankind that he made before the foundation of the world […]

  • All Spiritual Blessings

    One of my favorite hymns is entitled “Count Your Blessings”.  It is good to count our blessings, to be thankful to God.  When you think of your blessings, what is high on your list? Is it health, family, possessions, freedoms, or the beautiful earth around us?  But do you count your spiritual blessings?  Eph 1:3 […]

  • Is God Blasphemed Or Praised

    Years ago, I had several employees who were members of a large, worldwide church.  Some of these employees were good, hardworking individuals.  But two stand out in my mind.  One was totally unproductive – never seemed to accomplish anything.  The other falsified thousands of dollars in travel expenses.  It was easy to transfer these wrongs […]

  • Our Conscience

    Our conscience is given to us by God.  It is described in Rom 2:14-15 “For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves,  who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience […]

  • No Discrimination

    Have you ever been discriminated against?  Maybe you are too old or too young or too rich or too poor or too tall or too short or you skin is too dark or too light or you were born into the wrong ethnic group or in the wrong country.  We all have probably been discriminated […]