Hopes, Fears and Peace on Earth

Near the end of each and every year, most of the world looks to the ultimate idea of peace on Earth. Centuries have now passed, and we still have yet to experience such a concept. What were the angels speaking about when they proclaimed over two thousand years ago: “Glory to God in the highest,…

Would You Die For Your Enemies?

“…God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 The Lord was pointing here to His reconciling death, which both His friends and enemies alike needed very much. The idea here is that sometimes a need is so compelling that a man might choose to…

Would You Die For Your Friend?

“Greater love hath no man than this, that he would lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 This verse emphasizes that Jesus laid down His life for His friends. There is no better way to show a dear friend how much you care than to lay down your life on his or her…

The Vine, the Branch, the Fruit

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: he that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5 Jesus stated here that He is the Vine and His followers are the branches. This verse emphasizes the importance of a branch abiding…

Born to Die?

Since the time of creation billions have been born into this world, lived out their lives and then died. Yet out of these there was only one who was born to die. Over two thousand years ago Jesus Christ was born as a man to make a way for all of those who accept and…

Fading Footprints

Children like to play the game of following another child by trying to step in each of his footprints behind him. The child who follows will do his best to keep up, but he may let his attention get distracted while the leader keeps walking and gets too far ahead. Before long, the one following…

Focus On Yourself?

Have you ever wondered if the trial you are going through is the result of the actions of another person, or if it is coming from the enemy of your soul? Do you ever find yourself thinking things like this: “Did you see what he (she) just did concerning you? Are you going to put…