Suffer for Christ’s Sake

For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake. We have all heard the saying, “Words mean things.” It is a saying intended to remind us of the grave responsibility we have to be good stewards of our…

Jesus Christ—the anointed Messiah of God

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. I imagine—hope?—that my family and I are not alone in the fact that we were more than filled by a sumptuous meal a few Thursdays ago. The spread that we…

But take heart; I have overcome the world.

In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. Our world has experienced significant upheaval recently. Each of us as we watch—or listen to—the news sees a global society that appears to become more segmented, more self-focused, and more violent with each passing day. None of us can say…

Jesus Suffered for our Sins

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit. Have you ever had to pay the price for something that you did not do?  Maybe as a child, one of your siblings committed an offense and got…

Love in deed and in truth.

For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake. We have all heard the saying, “Words mean things.” This reminds us of the grave responsibility we have to be good stewards of our words. Words spoken cannot be unspoken; nor can…

Do you ever forget about God?

“I will mediate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. I will delight in your statues; I will not forget your word.” Ps 119:15-16 I tend to forget things. I can’t count the times I have driven into Hiram from Rockmart all the sudden to realize I don’t have my wallet. I’ve…

God will always honor those who call upon him.

Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame. The late Tom Petty likely said it as well as anyone else could have said it, “Waiting is the hardest part.” On many levels, our life is spent waiting. On one level, there is the waiting that we are all forced into because of the systems and situations that are…

Be Influenced by Godly People

Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand. Except in extreme and ultra-rare cases, life is not lived in a vacuum.  Each of us develops in this life…