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No Fear

The phrase “do not be afraid” (or similar variations such as “fear not”) appears numerous times in the Bible. The exact number can vary slightly depending on the translation, but it is generally cited around 365 times as a reminder not to fear. Let’s take a look at some of them. Assurance of God’s Presence:–...

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How Definite Is One’s Salvation?

Some Christian denominations and individual Christians maintain that a person’s salvation can be lost. Is this possible? Human opinions are subject to change. Once a person is saved are they always saved? What does the Bible say? God’s Word promises eternal life to those who trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation: “For God so...

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A Community of Compassion

“Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only” (Philippians 4:14-15, ESV). Did you notice there was a Heart to Heart missing last week?...

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Missed Opportunities?

Photo by Matt Sclarandis on Unsplash “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers” (Galatians 6:10 NIV).        I enjoy going to our Wednesday evening Prayer Meetings. Yes, I have to start cooking earlier if I don’t want a late dinner. That flows into...

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Jesus Learned Obedience 

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him – Hebrews 5:8-9 ESVThis verse might seem tricky at first. How could the all-knowing Creator of the universe, who has perfect wisdom and complete...

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Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a time to remember, honor, express appreciation to notable men, and give thanks to God for men who have blessed, influenced and made a difference. These expressions and acknowledgments of appreciation may refer or apply to a biological father or a father-figure looked up to as a spiritual father or mentor: One...

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Thankful, Grateful, & Thankful 

“18in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18; “28Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe” Hebrews 12:28; “31Yet those who hope in the Lord will...

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Vacationing with Purpose: Embracing God’s Enduring Word Away from Home

“23for you have been born againnot of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is through the livingand enduring word of God. 24For, ‘All flesh is like grass, and allits glory like the flower or grass. The grass withers, and the flower fallsoff, 25but the word of the Lord endures forever.’ And this was theword...

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Artificial Intelligence 

What has been is what will be,     and what has been done is what will be done,     and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there a thing of which it is said,     “See, this is new”? It has been already     in the ages before us.  Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 (ESV)  Keeping up with artificial intelligence news nowadays is like being on a...

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The Abrahamic Covenant

Understanding the Abrahamic Covenant is key to understanding God’s redemptive plan in the Bible. 12 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your country,And from your relativesAnd from your father’s house,To the land which I will show you;2 And I will make you a great nation,And I will bless you,And make your name great;And so...