When Bad Things Are Happening To Us …

"Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice" (1 Chronicles 16:10). Real joy doesn't come from ourselves. It comes from the Lord. It comes to us when we seek Him. The joy of the Lord doesn't depend on good things happening to us. There may be very bad things happening to us, but, still, despite …

Continue reading When Bad Things Are Happening To Us …

Advertisements

“Ask … Seek … Knock …”

Luke 11:1-13 "Ask ... seek ... knock ... " (Luke 11:9) - Jesus is calling us to pray. " ... how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him" (Luke 11:13) God answers prayer. The Holy Spirit is God's answer. God is good. God is love. This …

Continue reading “Ask … Seek … Knock …”

So long ago and so far away! … Are the shepherds and wise men really so different from us?

The shepherds and the wise men seem so different from us! Everything seems so long ago and so far away! Are they really any different from us? Can we dare to forget the lessons we learn from the shepherds and the wise men? Some may say, 'It was different back then. Life was so simple. …

Continue reading So long ago and so far away! … Are the shepherds and wise men really so different from us?

The Return of our Lord Jesus Christ

Joshua 1:1-2:24; Luke 2:5-38; Proverbs 10:11-20 Israel’s entry into the promised land was a highly significant event in the history of God’s redemption. ‘The momentous event’ is the Return of our Lord Jesus Christ: “The Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory” (Luke 21:27). We must be ready for His …

Continue reading The Return of our Lord Jesus Christ

The Lord will do amazing things among you.

Joshua 3:1-5:12; Luke 22:1-38; Psalm 50:1-15 “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you” (Joshua 3:5). Jesus shared the Passover with His disciples, while teaching them that something greater than the Passover was about to take place - redemption through the shedding of His precious blood. God says, “Gather to Me My …

Continue reading The Lord will do amazing things among you.

Jesus suffered death for our salvation.

Joshua 5:13-7:26; Luke 22:39-62; Psalm 50:16-23 Achan suffered death because of his own sinful disobedience. Achan died, and the judgment of God did not come on the whole people of God. Jesus suffered death as the sinless Son of God, who bore the sins of many that we might be saved through faith in Him. Achan died …

Continue reading Jesus suffered death for our salvation.

Cleanse me from my sin, Lord.

Joshua 8:1-9:15; Luke 22:63-23:25; Psalm 51:1-9 In their opposition to Christ, “Herod and Pilate became friends - before they had been enemies” (Luke 23:12). The people of Israel had to battle against many nations - different from each other, yet having one thing in common: their opposition to the Lord. Everything which is displeasing to …

Continue reading Cleanse me from my sin, Lord.