I Want to Believe, But…

Jesus Is Standing at the Door

Listen! I am standing and knocking at your door. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in…  Revelation 3:20 (CEV) The bible tells us that Jesus is standing and knocking at the door.  You can look at this twofold.  First, if you haven’t accepted Him (Jesus) into your life, He is patiently…

God Is Love

…God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since…

Jesus is THE WAY

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”  John 14:6 (NLT) Jesus said that He is THE WAY.  He also said, “No one can come to the Father except through me.”  Jesus is THE WAY to the Father.  So, if you…

God Knows You

From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any…

God Lives in You

Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an alter with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as…

A Full Life

“…I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  John 10:10 (NIV) For in Christ Jesus. . . . the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.  Galatians 5:6 (NIV) Sometimes life is painful or it can feel empty.  Sometimes we feel like we are simply going…

What Really Matters

For in Christ Jesus. . . . the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.  Galatians 5:6 (NIV) Sometimes in life we can lose track of what really matters.  The Bible tells us the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.  Think about your own life and answer the…

A Clear and Welcoming Sign

“And so my judgment is that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.”  Acts 15:19 (NLT) Why does it feel difficult to connect in a community?  It might be a new job, a new small group, or a new church.  Regardless, many of the challenges remain the same. …

Pain Is Not Forever

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4 (ESV) Everything was at risk if Jesus would have said no to God.  If Jesus did not endure life and death…we would have…

Jesus’ Unanswered Prayer

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.  Hebrews 4:15 (NIV) He [Jesus] began to be deeply distressed and troubled.  “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the…

God and Unanswered Prayers

“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33b NIV Have you ever felt like God didn’t hear your prayer?  Have you ever asked the hard question, “Where was God in that suffering or situation?”   Have you ever felt let down by God because He didn’t answer the way you…

I’ll Take You Back

(God says) …with great compassion I will take you back. Isaiah 54:7 (NLT) It is easy to get caught up in doing things our own way.  We sometimes take small steps away from God and His plans for us.  We can make mistakes that cause us to lose the passion in our love for God. …