Just after the resurrection, in John 21, Peter said, “I’m going fishing” and the other disciples typically followed him (Jn 21:3). They fished all night and caught nothing. Darkness and Nothing This isn’t the first time Peter had been out fishing all night and caught nothing. All the way back at the beginning of Jesus’ … Continue reading Fishing Without Jesus
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Can the Soul Feel its Worth?
The Secular Coalition for America states that they exist “to increase the visibility of and respect for nontheistic viewpoints in the United States and strengthen the secular character of our government.” They partner with several atheistic organizations to lobby for secular values in government in the US and abroad. They continue to advance their secular … Continue reading Can the Soul Feel its Worth?
What Happened When Jesus Died?
Jesus' sacrifice of himself on the cross is one of the richest moments of history. We could never exhaust everything that God accomplished through Christ on the cross. Herman Bavinck helps us out a bit. Bavinck gave offered a helpful list of what Christ has accomplished for his own glory: What Christ acquired by this … Continue reading What Happened When Jesus Died?
What Will Our “Bodies” Be Like in the Resurrection??
What will o drur resurrection bodies be like? In the resurrection will we resemble our present selves? Many of us may think we will enter eternity as disembodied spirits. This is the way that many of us tend to think of the resurrection body. Charles Hodge described the resurrection body: “It is probable that the … Continue reading What Will Our “Bodies” Be Like in the Resurrection??
Quoting Psalm 116.10, Paul said, "I believed, and therefore I did speak; we also believe, and therefore we also speak; knowing that he that raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise us up also with Jesus and present us with you" (2 Cor. 4:13-14). Psalm 116 is a most beautiful hymn of thanksgiving that shows … Continue reading Resurrected Worship
How are the Leftovers?
How are the Leftovers? Approximately 736 million pounds of turkey were consumed in the United States during Thanksgiving in 2015. How much did you eat? How much is left in the refrigerator? The leftovers seem to get better every time they are reheated—especially the dressing. Let’s examine the leftovers of life for a moment. BAD … Continue reading How are the Leftovers?
Holy, Holy, Holy
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee. Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty, God in three persons, blessed Trinity! God is holy, but what does it mean to be holy? Holiness is a "chief attribute of God and a quality to be developed in his people. … Continue reading Holy, Holy, Holy
"What is man that thou art mindful of him?" David asked. It is intimidating to fathom the depths of God's love for his creation. To help put our emotions to words, Isaac Watts penned the words to the great song, "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross". When I survey the wondrous cross On which the … Continue reading Personal Sacrifice
Could It Really be True?
Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Could this really be true? If it is not true, then Christians are of all men most to be pitied. If it is true that Christ rose from the dead, then Christ is the greatest prize. “The bodily resurrection of Christ is the crowning proof that Jesus … Continue reading Could It Really be True?
The headlines have been filled with news of "Obama Care" or the "Affordable Care Act". When asked, 47% approve of "The Affordable Care Act", but only 37% approve of "Obama Care". Whatever you think of the new health care laws, we know that God cares and has implemented the greatest health care plan available. GOD'S … Continue reading Jehovah Cares